Exclusive Premiere: Stanton Moore Shares ‘All These Things’ From Allen Toussaint Tribute

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Drummer Stanton Moore will release With You In Mind: The Songs Of Allen Toussaint on July 21 via Mascot Label Group/Cool Green Recordings. Moore and his trio of keyboardist David “Tork” Torkanowsky and bassist James Singleton are joined by the LP by a bevy of New Orleans musicians to honor the late Allen Toussaint including Cyril Neville, Maceo Parker, Trombone Shorty and Wendell Pierce. Today, JamBase is pleased to premiere one of the Toussaint covers from the LP ahead of its release next month.

One of the tracks featured on With You In Mind: The Songs Of Allen Toussaint is the ballad “All These Things.” The original was famously sung by a young Art Neville in 1962 before the keyboardist/vocalist went on to form The Meters. Vocalist Jolynda Kiki Chapman does the honors of singing “All These Things” on Moore’s album. Jolynda is best known in New Orleans for singing with her mother, Topsy Chapman.

Here’s what Stanton had to tell JamBase about Chapman:

David Torkanowsky told me that I absolutely had to get Kiki to sing on the record. To be honest, the first time I heard her sing was in my headphones while we were recording the song. When she started singing, the hair on my arms and the back of my neck literally started standing up. I realized in a split-second what an amazing talent she is. I took the rough mix home that night, opened a bottle of wine and played it for my girlfriend… she looked at me and burst into tears. I think that about says it all.

Listen to “All These Things” off Stanton Moore’s With You In Mind:

With You in Mind: The Songs of Allen Toussaint Tracklist

  1. Here Come The Girls (feat. Cyril Neville & Trombone Shorty)
  2. Life (feat. Cyril Neville, Nicholas Payton & Skerik)
  3. Java (feat. Nicholas Payton, Donald Harrison Jr. & Trombone Shorty)
  4. All These Things (feat. Jolynda Kiki Chapman)
  5. Night People (feat. Maceo Parker)
  6. The Beat (feat. Cyril Neville)
  7. Riverboat (feat. Nicholas Payton & Donald Harrison Jr.)
  8. Everything I Do Gone Be Funky (feat. Maceo Parker)
  9. With You In Mind
  10. Southern Nights (feat. Nicholas Payton & Wendell Pierce)
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