Two of the songs below can be found on Toussaint’s 1972 album, Life, Love And Faith, while “From A Whisper To A Scream” is off of his album of the same name. “Whisper” also happens to be one of my favorite soul songs ever recorded — the lyrics, mood and production make you believe the man’s every word. I saw Toussaint live last July in the French Quarter with Elvis Costello — you can read about that here.
Elsewhere: The class act that is the Home of The Groove blog has been profiling rare Toussaint tracks and covers the past month. Go dig ’em up.
MP3: Allen Toussaint :: On Your Way Down
MP3: Allen Toussaint :: Soul Sister
MP3: Allen Toussaint :: From A Whisper To A Scream
Amazon: Allen Toussaint – Life, Love And Faith
Amazon: Allen Toussaint – From A Whisper To A Scream
+ Visit The Hype Machine for additional Allen Toussaint MP3s.