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from the Guardian

Van Dyke Parks: return of a musical maverick

Van Dyke Parks | Producer and composer helped out Allen Toussaint by saying Imagine you are going to die in two weeks", and Allen wrote "Southern Nights".

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from the Guardian

Vampire-hunting in New Orleans

"My music is homegrown from the garden of New Orleans. Music is everything to me short of breathing. Music also has a role to lift you up - not to be escapist but to take you out of misery. " Allen Toussaint (New Orleans in fog: Bullaty-Lomeo/Getty)

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from NOLA.com

Allen Toussaint, the legendary songwriter and pianist, has died

Allen Toussaint, the legendary songwriter and pianist, has died | NOLA.com

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from Telegraph.co.uk

New Orleans: 25 great musicians from New Orleans

Professor Longhair performing at Ronnie Scott's jazz club in 1978

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Original concert poster for Steely Dan live at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in 2007. 12.5"x19" on card stock paper. Art by Jay Michael