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composer , pianist , Recording studio executive

Allen Richard Toussaint, American Recording studio executive, composer, pianist. Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1998. Served with United States Army, 1963-1965. Member Broadcast Music, Inc., American Federation Musicians, Contemporary Arts Center.

Background

Toussaint, Allen Richard was born on January 14, 1938 in New Orleans. Son of Clarence Matthew and Naomi (Neville) Toussaint.

Education

Student public and private schools, New Orleans.

Career

President Sea-Saint Recording Studios, Incorporated, New York Orleans. Founder NYNO Music, 1998. Lecturer in field; With United States Army, 1963-1965.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Pianist for: Shirley & Lee, 1957, United States Army Soldiers Choir, 1963-1965, recorded albums: Tousan-Wild Sounds of New Orleans, 1958, Life, Love & Faith, 1972, Southern Nights, 1975, Motion, 1978, Connected, 1996, founder, vice president recorded albums: Sansu Enterprises, Incorporated, since 1965. Composer: (songs) Southern Nights (Country Music Association Song of Year, Broadcast Music, Incorporated citation of achievement), The Greatest Love, The Optimism Blues, Viva La Money, Whipped Cream, With You In Mind, Working In A Coal Mine, Yes We Can, Can, All These Things (Broadcast Music, Incorporated citation of achievement). Performer, director, choreography: (Broadway plays) The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club, 1992.

      Performer: New Orleans Jazz Festival, annually.

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1963-1965. Member Broadcast Music, Inc., American Federation Musicians, Contemporary Arts Center.

Connections

Children: Naomi, Clarence, Alison.

father:
Clarence Matthew Toussaint

mother:
Naomi (Neville) Toussaint

children:
Naomi Toussaint

Clarence Toussaint

Alison Toussaint