Finger Poppin' And Stompin' Feet: 20 Classic Allen Toussaint Productions For Minit Records 1960-1962
Label: Capitol Records
Because the legendary Allen Toussaint played such an essential role in the Minit Records story -- arranging, producing, songwriting, playing, singing, you name it -- Finger Poppin' And Stompin' Feet is just as much a spotlight on his profound talents and personal vision as it is an overview of the label's striking brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues and soul music. The Irma Thomas and Ernie K. Doe tracks are classics, especially the latter's "A Certain Girl." Also featured is a ridiculously young Aaron Neville, whose voice sounds absolutely gorgeous on the tender shuffle "Let's Live."