Allen Toussaint :: Poor Boy Got To Move / Go Back Home

In 1965, Allen Toussaint recorded this 45 for the New Orleans label, Alon Records -“Poor Boy, Got to Move” b/w “Go Back Home.” Two gorgeous cuts of down-tempo soul, the tracks are apparently the first to feature Toussaint soloing on vocals. Both tracks also appear on the album Allen Toussaint Sings, with Billy Fayard and the Stokes. Despite its lyrical despair, “Poor Boy”, carries a serious strut, with the group’s backing vocals giving the tune an almost classic, barbershop feel. "Go Back Home”, however, exudes a much moodier atmosphere, putting the down in down-tempo . . .

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