A few things happened to led us here to this point.
1. Some how, me & Suave (actually Suave & I but fuck formalities) got into a spirited discussion about how smooth & heavily sampled this Aaron Neville track is. In the end, I started doing digging & listening on my own, checking other Allen Toussaint productions.
3. Once I heard it, I knew I’d heard it before. More than once in fact. I’ve been listening to The Biz Never Sleeps something heavy the past few weeks and that’s where I realized I first heard it on “A Thing Called Kim.” I grew up on the Juice Crew, specifically Kane & Biz, so there’s a whole ‘nother post about TBNS circulating in my mind. More on that later.
And all of this was an indirect result to the production skills of one, Allen Toussaint.