Waterfront Blues Festival
July 3, 2015
I'm not going to be able to record as much this year. I'll try to get all the major acts and some favorites I've had over the years. Again, KBOO FM is broadcasting the show live. KBOO is an all volunteer station. All proceeds from the festival go to the Oregon Food Bank so please donate if you can. They also have a live stream on the internet. It's an MP3 stream. My set up is an old Technics Quartz Tuner> H2 Zoom> SD card> computer> TLH.
Best of Festival, IMHO
ALLEN TOUSSAINT is an American musician, songwriter and record producer, an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and one of the most influential figures in New Orleans R&B.
ALLEN TOUSSAINT has crossed many paths in his illustrious 40-plus-year career in music. He has produced, written for, arranged, had his songs covered by, and performed with such music giants as The Judds, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Patti LaBelle, Mac "Dr. John" Rebannack, Aaron and Art Neville, Joe Cocker, The (original) Meters, Glen Campbell, The Band, Little Feat, The Rolling Stones, Devo, Ernie K-Doe, Lee Dorsey, Irma Thomas, Etta James, Ramsey Lewis, and Eric Gale. His songs/productions have been featured in numerous films, including CASINO, MOULIN ROUGE, and MAID IN MANHATTAN. He served as musical director for the off Broadway play, STAGGERLEE, which won the prestigious Outer Circle Critics Award.
TOUSSAINT�S career began in his early twenties when hired by the local Minit Record to supervise its recording activities, awaiting their arrival of Harold Batiste. TOUSSAINT quickly accumulated an amazing string of hits producing, writing, arranging and often performing on tracks by Ernie K-Doe, Irma Thomas, Art and Aaron Neville, Chris Kenner, and Benny Spellman�including such classics as �Workin� in the Coalmine,� �Holy Cow,� �Ride Your Pony,� �Sneaking Sally thru the Alley,� �Yes We Can,� and �Mother in Law,� to name a few � putting his signature New Orleans sound on the map.
TOUSSAINT has been honored with several Grammy nominations including: 1977's song of the year �Southern Nights� performed by Glen Campbell, collaboration with Elvis Costello on THE RIVER IN REVERSE an homage to New Orleans post-Katrina, and TOUSSAINT'S first solo project in over 20 years, THE BRIGHT MISSISSIPPI from 2009.
After years of writing, producing, recording, arranging, performing and conducting, Toussaint's music is continuing on.
Set List: (please help)
02 It' A New Orleans Thing
04 Night Pepole
05 River Boat
06 Blues a La King
07 Unknown > Tipitina
08 Certain Girl > Mother in Law > Fortune Teller > Workin' In A Coal Mine > Certain Girl
09 Get Out My Life Woman (announcer cuts into last part)
10 Unknown Instrumental
11 St. James Infirmary
12 Yes We Can Can
13 Everything I do Gonh Be Funky
14 Southern Nights