We lost one of the Masters of American Music when Allen Toussaint passed away on Monday at the age of 77. He was a gentle soul whose music expressed a humanity and infectious rhythms. His songs were covered by multiple artists of different genres and earned him induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

It is only fitting that we remember him through some of his music. I have posted below a few of his songs, along with some covers of the same. Enjoy.