Sticking Up For Children's latest supporter among musicians is Leo Nocentelli, guitarist and co-composer with the Meters. New Orleans' hugely influential, much-sampled, and beloved band of many songs.

 

Leo speaks in the interview with Don Paul here, first broadcast over letsliveradio.com on Don's 'Spiritual:

New Orleans' Music and the World' show,, about a song that Allen Toussaint wrote to honor him at a recent New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Festival. Allen Toussaint, the great songwriter, producer, bandleader, and empowerer, died this past Novemer at age 77.

 

"it just brought tears to my eyes, man," Leo says in the except below. "That this guy I idolized wrote a song about me!"

 

In the demo of "Leo" for his band, preparing them before their Jazz Fest show, Allen Toussaint plays and sings all of the song's parts.

 

Welcome to a moving piece of history! Thank you, Leo!

Thank you, letsliveradio. Thank you, Meters. and thank

you, Allen!

 

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