OK, not the same recognition factor as "Elvis," but Rock-In-Roll Hall of Fame member Allen Toussaint is a musical force. His songs you'll immediately recognize, and many have been covered by the likes of Jerry Garcia, the Rolling Stone, and that other Elvis, Elvis Costello. See his bio and a list of essential songs here.
Allen Toussaint's music covers a range of genres: Rock, R&B, Funk, Jazz, Blues. He is an icon in the New Orleans music scene, and his new CD, The Bright Mississippi, is up for a Grammy. Last night, Toussaint played here in KC. One of the highlights of the evening was his version of the classic St. James Infirmary. Here's the CD performance. Enjoy.