Herb did a mighty fine version of it as well. And a good reminder to find more of Toussaint's own recordings! Why mess with a good thing? Herb added some embellishments to what already was a fine arrangement of the tune. Pretty cool find!
Excellent and yes this is a nice huge find and it is exactly the way the song was originally done and Herb's version is true to this original version I would say both records set the standard for how this song should basically be played by anyone who would want to do covers in the future
I wasn't able to find anything on CD, but was able to stream a brief compilation by The Stokes and it is every bit as enjoyable as this track. It all has a 60s NOLA vibe, and instrumental like this track. Neat stuff!
The track is also on a two-CD Allen Toussaint compilation featuring his hits and productionsThere's a "highlights" version of this compilation on vinyl I'm picking up from Collector's Choice (through Discogs, where they have it listed $9 cheaper than on their site...go figure).