Son of Bert Decoteaux

by Douglas Decoteaux
(Brooklyn, New York)

Well I tell you I thank all of you who knew Mr. Decoteaux and who helped him in his work he loved what he did and the many people he worked with like Les, McCann, B.B. King, Cissy Houston, Ben E. King, Sister Sledge, Four Tops and he loved the staff of Media Sound Recording which is now closed. Once again I want to thank all of you for loving my father.

Douglas Decoteaux.

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Apr 25, 2024

God bless your father he helped me become a better Songwriter/ Artist/ producer I used to go up to his office at C.B.S on 52 st on my lunch hour from America Express in the 78,79,80,to go over my song writing ideas and learn structure and phrases my Big hits in the 80,s were REACH UP MILLION SELLER,BY ME TONEY LEE ARTIST AND SONGWRITER, AND YOU AIN'T REALLY DOWN STATUSIV MILLION SELLER .I STILL WRITE AND RECORD INSPIRATIONAL SOUL MUSIC TODAY!! YOUR FATHER WAS ONE OF MY FIRST MUSIC MENTORS 🎶 PEACE AND LOVE TONEY LEE PRODUCTIONS TGQ.665@GMAIL.COM CHECK ME OUT ON YOUTUBE!!

Sep 03, 2023
Good times at Media Sound NEW
by: David Broadnax

Douglas, Thank you for including me in hanging out at the studio, met so many talented artists and people. One of the best times of my life. Always you Friend, David!

Jul 24, 2023
Soul Ain't Nothin' But The Blues NEW
by: Chris Radcliffe

Hey Doug,

I had the pleasure to interview your father about his work with my father, Jimmy Radcliffe, many years ago. Bert was a true gentleman and Super talent.

I hope his music brings you the kind of joy it has given us his fans for so, so long.

God bless him and you my man.

Oct 05, 2022
Hall of Fame NEW
by: Christoph Lindemann

Bert should be in all available Halls of Fame for arranging The Manhattans' "Kiss and Say Goodbye" alone <3

Aug 23, 2022
Musical Genius NEW
by: Mary Seymour Williams

Bert Decoteaux, one of music industry most brilliant music professionals. My Late husband Ken Williams was one of the writers of "Everybody Plays the Fool "Sometimes." During Ken 60 years career he worked with Bert on music projects that have become a prolific addition to the history of R&B music.
I remember Bert as a mild mannered musical genius.

Mary Seymour Williams(wife of The Late Ken Williams)
A Dish-A-Tunes LLC

Oct 08, 2020
Date of Birth
by: Anonymous

Yes, his Date of Birth was June 12th 1929. -The forgotten Son

Sep 30, 2019
Columbia Records early 80's
by: Anonymous

I worked with Bert on a project back then. He was an absolute pleasure, just a wonderful person!

Dec 12, 2018
Bert DeCoteaux Life
by: Anonymous

Hello, I'm a French writer and I'm on a Disco dictionary project. Do you have some informations about Bert Decoteaux. About his professional life.
I saw he died in 2005, but I don't know the day of his birthday.
And I want to know more about his production.
Could someone help me ?

Thank You


Nov 22, 2018
Great Father!
by: Tony H.

I knew Mr. Decoteaux as a wonderful father to his daughter "A". as one of her high school friends, I had a chance to visit their home often and he was such a kind and hospitable person to me and my friends (A and I hung in groups with a few others from Tech and her school). Hoping A is doing well.

We loved the music he produced but at that time had no idea that he was the producer! Only later in life did I discover that I had walked in the presence of greatness.

Tony H.

Oct 30, 2018
One of my Best Friends
by: David Broadnax

One of my best Friends, you did good Dougie Fresh!

David Broadnax

Jul 11, 2018
Hello from Patrick "Supernatural Thing" Grant
by: Haras Fyre

Hello Doug Decoteaux.

I wrote "Supernatural Thing" and met you sometime around 1975 (if my memory serves me correctly). I had a great time with your father and I wonder what you are doing outside of managing "Geldoug."

Best regards from Switzerland from Haras Fare (pen name: "Pat Grant")

Oct 16, 2014
Bert 'Superchatrs' Decoteaux
by: E.R.

Dear Sir,
I have been listening to The Main Ingredient a lot lately. The production/arranging of Bert Decoteaux on these recordings is simply stupendous. His use and understanding of european-style orchestration is superb. I dug a little deeper into the work behind the Main Ingredient recordings and discovered the extensive production work done by your father. Many more of my favorite records were done by him; Marlene Shaw, B.B. King, Ben E. King, The Manhattans, etc. I am so glad to have learned about him.

Along with Michael J. Powell, Don Davis, Bobby Martin, Thom Bell and a few others, he is one of the best record producers/arrangers ever. I would love to learn even more about him. Thank you so much for the opportunity to express myself about your father's work, God bless you and best of luck..

Long live Supercharts

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