- Released: July 31, 2007
- Label: Varese Fontana
- 1.From A Whisper To A Scream
- 2.Chokin' Kind
- 3.Sweet Touch Of Love
- 4.What Is Success
- 5.Working In The Coal Mine
- 6.Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky
- 10.Cast Your Fate To The Wind
- 11.Number Nine - (previously unreleased)
- 12.Poor Folks - (previously unreleased)
Personnel: Allen Toussaint (vocals, piano, keyboards); Allen Toussaint; Terry Kellman, Terry Kellman (guitar); Earl Turbinton (saxophone, alto saxophone); Fred Kemp (saxophone); Earl Turbington (alto saxophone); Frederic Kerr, Fredric Kemp (tenor saxophone); Eddie Hohner (bass guitar); Freddie Staehle, Fred Staehle (drums); Merry Clayton, Venetta Fields (vocals, background vocals); Mac Rebennack (guitar, organ); Clyde Kerr (trumpet); Ed Greene, John Boudreaux (drums).
Liner Note Author: Billy Vera.
Recording information: 1969-1970.
Arranger: Allen Toussaint.
Allen Toussaint's first solo album, from 1971, established the producer and songwriter's definitive musical style of easygoing, loping New Orleans grooves. Side one is all vocals, with the flip devoted to jazzy instrumental grooves including a remarkable version of Vince Guaraldi's signature tune, "Cast Your Fate to the Wind." Besides Toussaint's own version of his hit for Lee Dorsey, "Working in the Coal Mine," Allen Toussaint also includes his own signature tune, "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky." This reissue adds two more instrumentals, "Number Nine" and "Poor Folks." ~ Charity Stafford