Song of the Day – “Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further” – Allen Toussaint & Elvis Costello

Legendary New Orleans piano player Allen Toussaint made an album with Costello back in 2006, The River in Reverse. The record was recorded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and featured rerecordings of some songs written by Toussaint back in the sixties and seventies. The piano break here by Steve Nieve is so much his, yet fits well into Toussaint’s New Orleans R&B.

Allen Toussaint passed away Monday at the age of 77 after a concert. His influence on music is incalculable, and he will be missed.


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