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Crescent City Sounds


Influence of Mardi Gras Indians Air date: 08/12/1994 “Shallow Water” - Ken Afro Williams: Afro Concepts / Dubat “Handa Wanda” - Ken Afro Williams: Afro Concepts / Dubat “Big Chief” - Professor Longhair: Big Chief / Rhino “Big Chief” - Cyril Neville: The Fire This Time / Endangered Species Records “Rum and CocaCola” - Professor Longhair: Rum and Coke / Rhino “More Professor Longhair” - Cyril Neville: The Fire This Time / Endangered Species Records “Down Yonder” - John Boutte: Through the Eyes of a Child / Dinosaur Records “Night People” - Allen Toussaint: The Allen Toussaint Collection / Reprise “Sleepy Time Down South” - Louis Armstrong: the California Concerts / Decca “Tin Roof / Back o’Town Blues” - Rebirth Brass Band: Kickin it Live / Rounder “Wonderful World” - Reggie Houston-Amasa Miller Trio: The Gazebo Sessions / Gert Town “Let’s Make Love” - Marva Wright: Heartbreakin’ Woman / Tipitina’s “Hello My Lover” - Ernie K-Doe: I’m Cocky But I’m Good / Dubat

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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,” 08/03/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_38F19E2E2461437A8D5F5220F530C5A7.
MLA: “Crescent City Sounds.” 08/03/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_38F19E2E2461437A8D5F5220F530C5A7>.
APA: Crescent City Sounds. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_38F19E2E2461437A8D5F5220F530C5A7
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