Something’s Got a Hold on Me

Etta James and Allen Toussaint

Chicago – 1981

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In 1998 Allen Toussaint was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2009 into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. On May 9, 2011 he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

From wikipedia:

Allen Toussaint (January 14, 1938 – November 10, 2015) was an American musician, songwriter/composer, and record producer, who was an influential figure in New Orleans R&B from the 1950s to the end of the century.

Many other musicians recorded Toussaint’s compositions, including “Java”, “Mother-in-Law”, “I Like It Like That”, “Fortune Teller”, “Ride Your Pony”, “Get Out of My Life, Woman”, “Working in the Coal Mine”, “Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky”, “Here Come the Girls”, “Yes We Can Can”, “Play Something Sweet”, and “Southern Nights”. As a producer, his credits included Dr John’s hit “Right Place, Wrong Time”, and Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade”.

So much more to his story…check it out online.


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