MP3: Download the Allen Toussaint-helmed ’89 New Orleans Benefit Concert

2010 Toronto Jazz Festival

2010 Toronto Jazz Festival

Pure New Orleans…

By Blurt Staff

With the outpouring of tributes to Allen Toussaint in the wake of his unexpected death yesterday, a lot of music is being posted to the web, and rightly so. Count the archivists at Big O zine among those putting memorials out there, as they have the massive Sept. 13, 1989 5th Annual Benefit For New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness 1989 concert available for free download. It’s a remarkably fitting tribute to Toussaint, stuffed with quintessential New Orleans sounds that no doubt made for a thrilling evening for the audience and performers alike.

MP3: Various Artists – Municipal Aud., New Orleans LA September 13, 1989

It’s a pretty amazing concert, described thusly: The New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness, Inc (NOAAHH) began in 1985 when songwriter/musician Allen Toussaint and lead vocalist of the Neville Brothers, Aaron Neville, brought together a group of New Orleans musicians for the purpose of performing a concert to benefit the hungry and homeless of Metro New Orleans.”


To that end you get choice sets from Toussaint (including songs with Irma Thomas and Boz Scaggs), Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Neville Brothers, Ry Cooder, Rita Coolidge, Dr. John and The Radiators. The recording is a very good FM broadcast, and in addition to downloading 4 CDs’ worth of music there’s also downloadable artwork. The tracklisting is below.


Disc 1
Dirty Dozen Brass Band

      Track 101
. Splileto New Orleans (10.2MB)
      Track 102
. It’s All Over Now (10.2MB)
      Track 103
. That’s How You Got Killed Before (5.5MB)
      Track 104
. Black Drawers (11.4MB)
      Track 105
. Feet Can’t Fail Me Now (8.3MB)

Neville Brothers

      Track 106
. Hey Pocky Way/I Walk On Gilded Splinters (15.4MB)
      Track 107
. Voodoo (8.1MB)
      Track 108
. Africa (8.6MB)
      Track 109
. Yellow Moon (13.1MB)
      Track 110
. Tell It Like It Is (8.6MB)
      Track 111
. Wake Up (12.3MB)
      Track 112
. Brother John/Iko Iko (10.4MB)
      Track 113
. Injuns Comin’/Shake Your Tambourine (10.1MB)

Disc 2
Allen Toussaint

      Track 201
. Fun Time (7.5MB)
      Track 202
. Who’s Minding the Store? (7.6MB)

Irma Thomas with Toussaint Band

      Track 203
. Until My Tears Run Dry (4.9MB)
      Track 204
. Breakaway (4.6MB)

Boz Scaggs with Toussaint Band

      Track 205
. Monkey On My Mind (7.5MB)
      Track 206
. Hercules (11.9MB)

Ry Cooder

      Track 207
. Crazy ‘Bout an Automobile (11.6MB)
      Track 208
. Money Honey (6.4MB)
      Track 209
. Across the Borderline (10.0MB)
      Track 210
. Hard Times Come Again No More (with Aaron Neville) (7.1MB)
      Track 211
. Railroad Blues (11.2MB)
      Track 212
. Vigilante Man (10.5MB)

Disc 3
Neville Brothers with Rita Coolidge

      Track 301
. Down By The Riverside/Amen/This Little Light Of Mine (6.6MB)
      Track 302
. Fever (6.5MB)
      Track 303
. The Way You Do The Things You Do (4.9MB)

Dr John

      Track 304
. Iko Iko (13.0MB)
      Track 305
. Qualified (13.8MB)
      Track 306
. Makin’ Whoopee (with Rita Coolidge) (6.8MB)
      Track 307
. Kinfolks (7.7MB)
      Track 308
. Such A Night (11.0MB)
      Track 309
. Candy (?) (9.9MB)
      Track 310
. Big Chief (3.3MB)

Disc 4
The Radiators (Performed at the Riverwalk, New Orleans)

      Track 401
. Law Of The Fish (6.3MB)
      Track 402
. Mood To Move (7.7MB)
      Track 403
. Beautiful Loser (7.2MB)
      Track 404
. Good As Gone (7.8MB)
      Track 405
. River Run (16.4MB)
      Track 406
. Fall Of Dark (9.8MB)
      Track 407
. Brown Eyed Girl (11.1MB)
      Track 408
. Treat A Stranger Right (11.5MB)
      Track 409
. Squeeze Me (8.6MB)
      Track 410
. Like Dreamers Do (9.2MB)




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