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Allen Toussaint: The Jazz Café, London

Simon Witter, Daily Telegraph, 9 November 2006

THOUGH HE IS the greatest living exponent of the extraordinary New Orleans piano tradition that produced Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Huey Smith, James Booker, Dr John and more, Allen Toussaint's legendary status derives from the songs he has written and produced for others.

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