Allen Toussaint http://wwno.org en Allen Toussaint On 'Song Travels' http://wwno.org/post/allen-toussaint-song-travels Pianist, singer, composer and producer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15403068/allen-toussaint">Allen Toussaint</a> is one of the leading figures of New Orleans R&B. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 17:03:46 +0000 editor 54593 at http://wwno.org Scott Aiges And The Music Biz http://wwno.org/post/scott-aiges-and-music-biz-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the <a href="http://www.musicinsideout.org/louis/the-music-business/">56th&nbsp;GRAMMY Awards</a> this weekend, it's time to consider the business of music. Artist royalties, mechanical royalties, revenue streams and recording contracts have been the bread-and-butter of Scott </span>Aiges<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 52642 at http://wwno.org Summer Songs: New Music Takes On Old Favorites http://wwno.org/post/summer-songs-new-music-takes-old-favorites Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>And now we continue our summer song series. We're talking to Gwen Thompkins, host of the program "Music Inside Out," which is heard on member station WWNO in New Orleans. She's introducing us to a handful of contemporary artists who've offered a new take on some old classics. Allen Toussaint has been writing songs and shaping the New Orleans rhythm and blues and rock sound since he was a teenager. Now he's in his 70s and he's experimenting with jazz. And Gwen Thompkins is back with us. Hi, Gwen.<p>GWEN THOMPKINS, BYLINE: Hi, Michel. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:16:00 +0000 Michele Norris & Gwen Thompkins 41338 at http://wwno.org Allen Toussaint Awarded The National Medal Of Arts http://wwno.org/post/allen-toussaint-awarded-national-medal-arts <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.6;">Allen </span>Toussaint<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.6;"> received the National Medal of Arts on July 10, 2013 in a ceremony at the White House. The medal is the United States government's highest award for artists and patrons of the arts.</span></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 39305 at http://wwno.org Allen Toussaint & Some Carnival Music http://wwno.org/post/allen-toussaint-some-carnival-music <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; font-size: 18px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia; color: rgb(51, 50, 51);">For half a century, New Orleans producer, arranger, and songwriter has given entertainers around the world something to sing about.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:01:00 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 28771 at http://wwno.org Striking a Chord with Allen Toussaint http://wwno.org/post/striking-chord-allen-toussaint-1 <p></p><p></p><p>Allen Toussaint says he'd rather let his piano do the talking. Lucky for us.</p><p>Toussaint's fingers have done the talking on song after song for more than 50 years, defining the modern-day New Orleans sound. He's written, produced and arranged chart-topping hits for scores of artists. And lately, Toussaint has been performing his catalog more often around the world.</p><p>This week, Allen Toussaint has plenty to say to <em>Music Inside Out</em>. Check out his major chords. And the minor ones too.</p><p><strong>Music Playlist</strong></p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:53:30 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 25044 at http://wwno.org Allen Toussaint: The Great Collaborator http://wwno.org/post/allen-toussaint-great-collaborator <p></p><p>Allen&nbsp;Toussaint&nbsp;— the&nbsp; New Orleans producer, arranger and songwriter — has given entertainers around the world something to sing about for a half-century.</p><p>The list of collaborations is impressive: R&amp;B, funk, jazz, rock and country. And all those hours in the studio, with so many types of artists, has given&nbsp;Toussaint&nbsp;some insight into the creative process.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 22603 at http://wwno.org Striking a Chord with Allen Toussaint http://wwno.org/post/striking-chord-allen-toussaint <p>Allen Toussaint says he&#39;d rather let his piano do the talking. Lucky for us.</p><p>Toussaint&#39;s fingers have done the talking on song after song for more than 50 years, defining the modern-day New Orleans sound. He&#39;s written, produced and arranged chart-topping hits for scores of artists. And lately, Toussaint has been performing his catalog more often around the world.</p><p>This week, Allen Toussaint has plenty to say to <em>Music Inside Out</em>. Check out his major chords. And the minor ones too.</p><p><strong>Music Playlist</strong></p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 19:14:32 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 17422 at http://wwno.org