Under the Hood: In Memory of Allen Toussaint

This radio piece originally aired on January 14, 2000.

From our interview archives, Allen Toussaint counts his blessings on his birthday.

I’ve had the opportunity to say whatever I’ve wanted to say musically. People who I’ve worked with have given me Carte Blanche most of my life to do whatever I wanted to do, and sometimes in retrospect, maybe they should have had some reigns on me from time to time. But I don’t really have that under my account to say what I could do musically now. I haven’t been stifled by people I work with at all. – Allen Toussaint