American Originals: Allen Toussaint

American Originals is WYEP's monthly series devoted to essential American artists and their music. In this episode we feature the work of Allen Toussaint. As a composer, pianist, arranger, conductor and performer Toussaint's musical genius has benefited musicians of many genres and generations. In this hour well hear the music of Allen Toussaint, plus covers and collaborations from Elvis Costello, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, The Band, Paul McCartney, Devo, Trombone Shorty, and more..