had one single for the Sansu label in 1966. Both sides, "Omar Khayyam" and "Tomorrow," were written by Allen Toussaint
and both are New Orleans soul with duo male vocals; "Omar Khayyam" shows an up-tempo Motown influence and "Tomorrow" is much sultrier. It has been speculated that the Rubaiyats
were Allen Toussaint
himself and Willie Harper
and the same as the duo of Willie & Allen
, who also did one single for Sansu in 1966. Both sides of the Rubaiyats
' single -- and both sides of Willie & Allen
's single, as well -- are on the Sundazed compilation Get Low Down!: The Soul of New Orleans '65-'67.