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Crescent City Sounds


Air date: 03/10/1995 “I’m Walkin’” - Fats Domino: Antoine Fats Domino / Tomato “I’m In Love Again” - Fats Domino: Antoine Fats Domino / Tomato “Blueberry Hill” - Fats Domino: Antoine Fats Domino / Tomato “Big Chief” - Professor Longhair: New Orleans Party Classics / Rhino “Dr. Professor Longhair” - Professor Longhair: Houseparty New Orleans Style / Rounder “Hometown New Orleans” - Champion Jack Dupree: Forever and Ever / Rounder “When I’m Drinkin’” -Champion Jack Dupree: Back Home in New Orleans / Rounder “Classified” - James Booker: King of the New Orleans Keyboard / Junco Partner “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” - James Booker: King of New Orleans Keyboard / Junco Partner “Basin Street” - Dr. John: Goin’ Back to New Orleans / Warner Bros. “Memories of Longhair” - Dr. John Anthology: Mo’s Scocious / Rhino “Mess Around” - Dr. John: Gumbo / Atlantic “Certain Girl” - Allen Toussaint: Best of Jazz Fest / Mardi Gras Records “Viva La Money” - Allen Toussaint: The Collection / Warner Bros.

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Crescent City Sounds
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Series Description

Radio Broadcast locally starting in January 1994, national feed began in June 1994. Two seasons of 26 programs each.

Weekly radio series featuring authentic Jazz and Blues music from New Orleans. Host Charmaine Neville, a native New Orleanian and jazz singer, provides a mixture of classic tracks and brand new recordings, along with her own commentary about the different artists and styles of music. Produced at WRBH on Magazine Street in New Orleans, and aired from Jan 7, 1994 to Sept 1, 1995. Recordings also include two 2-hour episodes covering segments of the 1994 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Charmaine Neville along with a production team that includes producer and script writer Kalamu ya Salaam, technical director Tim Green, executive producer Robert Lyons, and WGBH Radio Boston.

WGBH and in association with WRBH New Orleans and Bamboula inc, new orleans

See January 1994 Member Magazine for cover story.

Series release date: 1994



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Broadcast program

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Recorded Music
Chicago: “Crescent City Sounds,” 03/01/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_20DE043A90974EA298446438C6BE5A3C.
MLA: “Crescent City Sounds.” 03/01/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_20DE043A90974EA298446438C6BE5A3C>.
APA: Crescent City Sounds. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_20DE043A90974EA298446438C6BE5A3C
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