Yes We Can Can (Allen Toussaint tribute session)

Legendary songwriter, recording artist, arranger and producer, Allen Toussaint, passed away two years ago on 10 November 2015. Even if you're not familiar with his name, you'll almost certainly know his work.

As well as releasing great material in his own name (most notably in the 1970s), his career spanned five decades in which he wrote, recorded, arranged or produced seminal tracks for Irma Thomas, Lee Dorsey, Betty Harris, Dr John, The Meters and more. Tracks of his have been covered by the likes of The Band, Three Dog Night and Warren Zevon.

Sonic Sandwich's Gav celebrates AT's legacy by playing a set of records written, arranged or produced (or all of the above) by Toussaint, performed by Lee Dorsey, Betty Harris, The Meters, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Solomon Burke, The Pointer Sisters and more. Together, these records go some way to showcasing the musical genius of the late, great Saint of New Orleans.


1 Intro (from Don Covay's cover of Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky) by Don Covay
2 Tampin' by The Rhine Oaks
3 Soul Sister by Allen Toussaint
4 Give It Up by Lee Dorsey
5 All I Want Is You by Zilla Mayes
6 Hey Pocky Way by The Meters
7 Hey Mama by The Wild Tchoupitoulas
8 Street Parade by Earl King
9 Frisco Here I Come by Lou Johnson
10 Goin' Down by Claudia Lennear
11 Trouble With My Lover by Betty Harris
12 But I Couldn't by Willie Harper
13 Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further by Lee Dorsey
14 Hittin' On Nothing by Irma Thomas
15 Don't Pity Me by Curly Moore
16 Fairchild by Willie West
17 Get Out My Life Woman by Solomon Burke
18 Sinner Girl by Benny Spellman
19 Right Place, Wrong Time by Dr John
20 Yes We Can Can by The Pointer Sisters