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Allen Toussaint’s ‘Southern Nights’

The Power of Black History, Culture, & Self Reliance

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images — Toussaint receiving the National Medal of the Arts from President Barack Obama, at the White in 2013

On Allen Toussaint’s 2010 famous performance on Austin City Limits, he saves the best for last. The song that closes the show is one of his signature tunes, ‘Southern Nights.’

Toussaint, who died in 2015, embellished this performance of the song with a long introductory tale over his piano…

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