The recent passing of composer, producer, singer-songwriter and pianist, Allen Toussaint, is a reminder of the rich and stunning musical legacy of the Crescent City. Here’s a set of songs celebrating the life of a true New Orleans music legend and the city he called home.

  1. “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” by Jessie Hill
  2. “Cissy Strut” by The Meters
  3. “Sweet Touch of Love” by Allen Toussaint
  4. “12 Red Roses” by Betty Harris
  5. “A Certain Girl” by Ernie K-Doe
  6. “Fortune Teller” by Benny Spellman
  7. “It’s Raining” by  Irma Thomas
  8. “Over You” by Aaron Neville
  9. “Lady Marmalade” by Labelle
  10. “Working in a Coal Mine” by Lee Dorsey
  11. “Yes We Can” by Allen Toussaint