Leo Nocentelli on Allen Toussaint and Allen’s “Leo” song
Leo says in the interview. “Blew me away, man! … That messed me up to this very second! … What he professes in that song, what he thought about me, is in no way the way I think about myself…. Sometimes I hear people talkin’ about me, and I wonder why they sayin’ all this good stuff, because I’m just Leo, you know, that’s it, I’m Leo.”
I hope that you listen and that you’re touched. Leo and Allen, Allen and Leo. More gifts from the New Orleans tree–from the Tree of Life that is New Orleans.–Don Paul.