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  • Interpret: Toissaint McCall

  • Album titlle: Ronn Recordings - Nothing Takes The Place Of You (CD)

  • Label WESTSIDE

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0614475038705

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McCall, Toussaint - Ronn Recordings - Nothing Takes The Place Of You (CD) CD 1
01 Nothing Takes The Place Of You Toissaint McCall
02 I'll Do It For You Toissaint McCall
03 Let's Do It Over Toissaint McCall
04 Let I Be Me (duet with Barbara West) Toissaint McCall
05 What Part Do I Play? Toissaint McCall
06 Baby You Got It Toissaint McCall
07 Like Never Before Toissaint McCall
08 The Other Man (prev. unissued) Toissaint McCall
09 In My Arms To Stay Toissaint McCall
10 I'm Undecided Toissaint McCall
11 One Table Away Toissaint McCall
12 My Love Is A Guarantee Toissaint McCall
13 I Stand Accused Toissaint McCall
14 When You're In Love (prev. unissued) Toissaint McCall
15 I'm Gonna Make Me A Woman Toissaint McCall
16 Perhaps I Love You Toissaint McCall
17 Shimmy (instrumental) Toissaint McCall
18 Step By Step Toissaint McCall
19 King For A Day Toissaint McCall
20 All For A Love Like You Toissaint McCall
21 Summertime Toissaint McCall
22 If I Had A Hammer (prev. unissued) Toissaint McCall
23 Love Is A Hurtin' Thing Toissaint McCall
24 That's Life (prev. unissued) Toissaint McCall
25 The Toussaint Shuffle (instrumental) Toissaint McCall
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Toussaint McCall

Nothing Takes The Place Of You

Toussaint McCall

Nothing Takes The Place Of You

 

Trifles such as producers and recording studios weren't prerequisites for Toussaint McCall. He cut his spine-chilling self-penned soul ballad Nothing Takes The Place Of You in his Monroe, Louisiana home with no outside help apart from drummer Jimmy Williams, ending up with a #5 R&B smash that rose to #52 pop.

 

Born March 26, 1939 in Delhi, Louisiana (40 miles east of Monroe), McCall got started early. "My father was a minister, and my mother was very enthusiastic about having everybody learn something musically,"  he says. "My sisters played, and when they graduated, they needed somebody else to play. So I was the first one to say, 'I can do that!'" McCall learned piano and organ, studying music at Southern University at Baton Rouge, then taught elementary school while spending his off-hours gigging in Monroe. "It wasn't moonlighting, because that was the way I was gonna go anyway," he says.Jimmy Smith was Toussaint's main man on organ; his vocal favorites were Nat King Cole and Ray Charles. Nothing Takes The Place Of You owed zero to any of them.

"Songs like that, you know, you're singing about somebody and some things, and probably more than one somebody. And it's that one time or that one week or that one night that strikes your heart. You're thinking about it, and the words just come, and the music just comes," says McCall. "I built a large room off of my bedroom, a playpen, so to speak. And I went to the electronics store and bought all of the equipment and stuff. Hooked it up and set it up, and did it at the house." He simultaneously played piano and organ as he sang. "Everything went in at once," Toussaint says. "I played bass on the organ, with the pedal."

Instead of pitching record labels with the master, McCall headed for KOKA radio in Shreveport. "When they played it, it became such an instant success, Stan Lewis became interested in it,"  he says.Lewis, who operated the Jewel, Paula, and Ronn labels and a successful one-stop in Shreveport, received a call from one of the clerks at his record store. "I said, 'Betty, do you need me?' She said, 'Yes, sir. Do you know anything about a record called 'Nothing Takes The Place Of You?''"  recalls Lewis. "I said, 'Why?' She said, 'The phone is ringing off the wall! Everybody wants the record!'"  Through deejay B.B. Davis, Lewis tracked Toussaint down. "I jumped in the car, took my checkbook, took a songwriter's contract, and I went and caught him."

Nothing Takes The Place Of You was the third release on Stan's Ronn logo, later covered by William Bell, Brook Benton, and Isaac Hayes. McCall did his recording after that in Shreveport and Muscle Shoals studios. His encore I'll Do It For You was a decent-sized hit, but his later Ronn offerings didn't hit. McCall memorably cameoed in John Waters' 1988 film musical 'Hairspray,' lip-synching his homemade classic.

 

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