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 - Get Out My Life, Woman

  • Allen Toussaint

    Get Out My Life, Woman 45 (1968)

    Bell

Allen Toussaint ‎is a legend that needs no real introduction on this web site.  He pioneered New Orleans R&B and funk.  While his solo LPs were good, it was his behind the scenes production and song writing that made him so acclaimed.  Perhaps his biggest contribution to music is “Get Out My Life, Woman” which became the basis for golden era "boom bap" hip hop production with it's tight, sparse drum break intro.  It’s also a great song so many bands and artists have recorded it. Bands that covered "Get Out My Life, Woman" include famously Lee Dorsey, but also Solomon Burke, Dewayne & The Beldettas, The Fireballs, Grassella Oliphant, Hu And The Hilltops, John Schroeder And Orchestra, The Leaves, Bill Cosby,  Iron Butterfly, Q65, The New Apocalypse, Dee Dee, Barry & the Movement, etc.  All these versions include the RAW drum break in the beginning recorded in true 60s/70s analog style.


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