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Crescent City Sounds


“Land of a Thousand Dances” - Chris Kenner: The New Orleans Hit Story / Charly “Kermit’s Second Line” - Kermit Ruffins: World on a String / Justice “No City Like New Orleans” - Earl King: Hard River to Cross / Black Top “Hook & Sling Pt. 2” - Eddie Bo: The New Orleans Hit Story / Charly “Look-ka Py Py” - The Meters: The New Orleans Hit Story / Charly “It’s Your Thing” - Snooks Eaglin: Out of Nowhere / BlackTop “Everything I Do Gon Be Funky” - Lee Dorsey: The New Orleans Hit Story / Charly “Barefootin’” - Robert Parker: Jazz & Hertiage Festival 1976 / Rhino “Ain’t it the Truth” - Ernie K-Doe: Jazz & Heritage Festival 1976 / Rhino “Dopsie’s Boogie” - Rockin Dopsie: Best of Jazz Fest / Mardi Gras Records “You Can Have My Husband, But Please Don’t Mess With My Man” - Irma Thomas: Jazz & Hertiage Festival 1976 / Rhino “Big Chief” - Professor Longhair: Big Chief / Rhino “Hey Little Girl” - Professor Longhair: Big Chief / Rhino “Drink Jax Beer” - Ramsy McLean & The Survivors: Jump Jazz / Rounder “Oops Upside Your Head (The Wolfman’s Song)” - Walter Washington / Charly “What You Gonna Do?” - Buckwheat Zydeco: Menagerie: The Essential Zydeco Collection / Mango

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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,” 12/28/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_2599DF9B94C64E23BCC9ECC9FE7AC31F.
MLA: “Crescent City Sounds.” 12/28/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_2599DF9B94C64E23BCC9ECC9FE7AC31F>.
APA: Crescent City Sounds. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_2599DF9B94C64E23BCC9ECC9FE7AC31F
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