André Toussaint

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André Toussaint
Born Haiti
Genres Calypso
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active Early 1950s–1981

André Toussaint was a Haitian singer and guitarist who emigrated to Nassau, Bahamas in 1953 and performed there until his death in 1981. He sang and recorded in several languages and in a variety of styles, most notably calypso.[1][2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Andre Toussaint Sings at Blackbeard's Tavern (1954), Art Records[3][4]
  • Andre Toussaint and "the Caribbeans" (1956), Bahama[3]
  • Live at La Fin (1959), Art Records[5]
  • The Golden Voice of Haiti: André Toussaint Goes International, Elite[6]
  • Treasured Moments with Andre Toussaint [7]
  • Bahamian Ballads (2002), Naxos[1][8][9][10]

Multi-artist compilations[edit]

  • Nassau's Junkanoo Festival (1956), Bahama[11]
  • Calypso: Vintage Songs from the Caribbean (2002), Putumayo[12]
  • Mirror to the Soul: Music, Culture and Identity in the Caribbean, 1920–72 (2013), Soul Jazz. Includes "Nassau Cha Cha".[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stone, Michael (23 October 2002). "André Toussaint: Bahamian Ballads: The Songs of André Toussaint". PopMatters. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Naxos World Releases Bahamian Ballads: The Songs of André Toussaint". All About Jazz. 18 June 2002. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Andre Toussaint Sings at Blackbeard's Tavern". WorldCat. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Citation Data". Library Catalog. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Mike Callahan; David Edwards; Patrice Eyries. "Art Records Album Discography". Both Sides Now Publications. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Google image from Ebay website". Google. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Andre Toussaint – Ti Ta To". ssheltonimages.com/. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Cummings-Yeates, Rosalind. "Andre Toussaint – Bahamian Ballads". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Peter Bacon (14 September 2002). "CD's: World CDs". The Birmingham Post (England)  – via HighBeam (subscription required). Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Mike Zwerin (3 July 2002). "Cool thinking in the summer". International Herald Tribune  – via HighBeam (subscription required). Retrieved 8 March 2013. The childlike sincerity and sun-drenched delivery would be on the edge of kitsch if it weren't so joyful. 
  11. ^ "Nassau's Junkanoo Festival". WorldCat. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  12. ^ Sule Greg Wilson (22 March 2003). "Various Calypso: Vintage Songs from the Caribbean". Sing Out!  – via HighBeam (subscription required). Retrieved 8 March 2013. His "Little Nassau/Bahama Mama" could almost be a Louis Jordan tune, transfused with an "island flair" for the paying customers. 
  13. ^ MacLeod, Erin (16 July 2013). "Various Artists – Mirror to the Soul in the Caribbean 1920–72". Pitchfork. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 

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