I swear, I don't know how it happens. One minute you're listening to the Downliners Sect, and not fifteen minutes later you find yourself on a Lee Dorsey (above) and Allen Toussaint tear. Here's a few really good ones, the Dorsey/Toussaint collaborations getting increasingly funky, and complex. Listen to "Yes We Can", Dorsey's version, written, arranged, and produced by Toussaint. Listen to all the stuff going on. It's like every instrument is a rhythm instrument. Even the vocals. It's just completely the shit, at least in the mood I'm in tonight. A masterwork of rhythm. The Pointer Sisters version is pretty damn funky too. That one was produced by Richard Perry, which is surprising considering the funkiness. But that Toussaint, ,,,man. Full genius.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Lee Dorsey - Holy Cow mp3 at Oscarowski (?)
Lee Dorsey - Ride Your Pony mp3 at Boogaloo Time
Lee Dorsey - Yes We Can mp3 at Fishheads
Pointer Sisters - Yes We Can Can mp3 at Le Mellotron
Lee Dorsey - Coke Commercial mp3 at Motor City Radio Flashbacks
Allen Toussaint at Wikipedia