Allen Toussaint, Songwriter & Producer: 4 Popular Songs You Should Know

The late Allen Toussaint’s songwriting and producer credits went farther and wider into pop culture than you maybe ever knew. But the artists below knew.

Check out Robert Palmer’s cover of Toussaint’s “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley,” Labelle’s Toussaint-produced “Lady Marmalade,” The Meters’ “Cissy Strut” (producer) and Aaron Neville’s “Hercules” (songwriter and producer).




Want more Toussaint? Watch BBC Four’s one-hour “Originals: The Allen Toussaint Touch” documentary from 2006 below, and check out Tom Schnabel’s Rhythm Planet post on the New Orleans jazz great’s legacy.