Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky: The Hit Songs & Productions 1957-1978

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Charly's 2011 double-disc collection Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky: The Hit Songs & Productions 1957-1978 is an excellent attempt at providing a detailed overview of the first two decades of the legendary Allen Toussaint's career as a songwriter, producer, pianist, and recording artist. At 50 tracks it is extensive but it is by no means exhaustive, lacking any of Toussaint's '70s solo recordings for Scepter and Reprise, and there are a few major songs -- such as Ernie K-Doe's "I Cried My Last Tear" and Lee Dorsey's "Ride Your Pony" -- that aren't here, but what is here amounts to a comprehensive, thoroughly entertaining history of one of the great figures of...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Charly's 2011 double-disc collection Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky: The Hit Songs & Productions 1957-1978 is an excellent attempt at providing a detailed overview of the first two decades of the legendary Allen Toussaint's career as a songwriter, producer, pianist, and recording artist. At 50 tracks it is extensive but it is by no means exhaustive, lacking any of Toussaint's '70s solo recordings for Scepter and Reprise, and there are a few major songs -- such as Ernie K-Doe's "I Cried My Last Tear" and Lee Dorsey's "Ride Your Pony" -- that aren't here, but what is here amounts to a comprehensive, thoroughly entertaining history of one of the great figures of American popular music. Of the two discs, the first is the bumpiest, not because the material is bad but because there's a blend of jumping instrumentals and vocal R&B where it's apparent that Toussaint is finding his voice. He does toward the end of the disc, via a clutch of singles by the Rubaiyats (particularly the riotous "Omar Khayyam"), and then the second disc serves up nothing but gold: beginning with Jessie Hill's "Ooh Poo Pah Doo," it runs through Aaron Neville's "Over You," Ernie K-Doe's "Mother in Law" and "A Certain Girl," Benny Spellman's "Fortune Teller" and "Lipstick Traces," Irma Thomas' "It's Raining" and "Ruler of My Heart," Chris Kenner's "I Like It Like That," the Showmen's "It Will Stand," and Lee Dorsey's "Working in the Coal Mine," "Holy Cow," "Yes We Can," and the title track. Most of this is easily available on other collections, but presented alongside the early work this gives a sense of Toussaint's evolution and importance, which is enough to make this double-disc set one of the best Toussaint collections ever, even with its notable omissions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2011
  • Label: Snapper Uk
  • UPC: 803415762422
  • Catalog Number: 624
  • Sales rank: 46,441

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Want You to Know - Fats Domino (1:59)
  2. 2 Walking with Mr. Lee - Lee Allen & His Band (2:26)
  3. 3 Tic Toc - Lee Allen & His Band (2:33)
  4. 4 Young School Girl - Fats Domino (1:55)
  5. 5 I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Some Day - Fats Domino (2:02)
  6. 6 Whirlaway (2:18)
  7. 7 Happy Times (2:07)
  8. 8 Java (1:53)
  9. 9 Wham Tousan (2:22)
  10. 10 Naomi (2:12)
  11. 11 Moo Moo (1:43)
  12. 12 Beverly Baby - Allen and Allen (2:31)
  13. 13 Heavenly Baby - Allen and Allen (2:30)
  14. 14 Tiddle Winks - Allen and Allen (2:26)
  15. 15 Whipped Cream - The Stokes (2:35)
  16. 16 Pie Crust - The Stokes (2:28)
  17. 17 Banana Split - The Stokes (1:34)
  18. 18 The Fat Cat - The Stokes (2:07)
  19. 19 Young Man Old Man - The Stokes (2:55)
  20. 20 Poor Boy Got to Move - The Stokes (2:56)
  21. 21 Go Back Home - The Stokes (3:00)
  22. 22 Omar Khayyam - The Rubaiyats (2:14)
  23. 23 Tomorrow - The Rubaiyats (2:42)
  24. 24 Baby Do Liddle - Willie & Allen (1:41)
  25. 25 I Don't Need No One - Willie & Allen (2:17)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ooh Poo Pah Doo, Pts. 1-2 - Jessie Hill (4:25)
  2. 2 Over You - Aaron Neville (2:20)
  3. 3 Mother in Law - Ernie K-Doe (2:33)
  4. 4 A Certain Girl - Ernie K-Doe (2:44)
  5. 5 Fortune Teller - Benny Spellman (2:10)
  6. 6 Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette) - Benny Spellman (2:23)
  7. 7 It's Raining - Irma Thomas (2:02)
  8. 8 Wrong Number (I'm Sorry, Goodbye) - Aaron Neville (2:48)
  9. 9 Ruler of My Heart - Irma Thomas (2:42)
  10. 10 I Like It Like That, Pt. 1 - Chris Kenner (1:56)
  11. 11 I Like It Like That, Pt. 2 - Chris Kenner (2:01)
  12. 12 All These Things - Art Neville (3:15)
  13. 13 Oogsey Moo - Jessie Hill (2:43)
  14. 14 It Will Stand - The Showmen (2:13)
  15. 15 Hot Tamales, Pt. 1 - Prime Mates (2:39)
  16. 16 Hot Tamales, Pt. 2 - Prime Mates (2:52)
  17. 17 Nearer to You - Betty Harris (2:30)
  18. 18 I'm Evil Tonight - Betty Harris (2:22)
  19. 19 Working in the Coal Mine - Lee Dorsey (2:45)
  20. 20 Holy Cow - Lee Dorsey (2:28)
  21. 21 Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On) - Lee Dorsey (3:09)
  22. 22 Sophisticated Cissy - The Meters (2:50)
  23. 23 Look A Py Py - The Meters (3:13)
  24. 24 Yes We Can - Lee Dorsey (4:48)
  25. 25 Night People - Lee Dorsey (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Allen Toussaint Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Chris Kenner Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Bob Fisher Liner Notes
Cosimo Matassa Composer
Leo Nocentelli Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Jean Luc Young Executive Producer
Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste Composer
Al Fayard Composer
Carl Graphic Design
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