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Crescent City Sounds


Air date: 08/05/1994 “Follow Me Chicken” - Nathan and The Zydeco Cha-chas: Folow Me Chicken / Rounder “Give Him Cornbread” - Beau Jocque: Beau Jocque Boogie / Rounder “Jure #3” - Lynn August: Sauce Piquante / BlackTop “Uncle Bud” - Terrance Simien: There’s Room for Us All / BlackTop “Tous Les Jours” - Clifton Chenier: Frenchin’ The Boogie / Verve “Maybe I Will” - Buckwheat Zydeco: Menagerie / Mango “City Woman” - Lynn August: Sauce Piquante / BlackTop “Baby Please Don’t Go” - Beau Jocque: Beau Jocque Boogie / Rounder “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” - Terrance Simien: Zydeco On The Bayou / Restless “Driftin’ Blues” - Boozoo Chavis: Zydeco Live! / Rounder “Cuyan” - Chubby Carrier: Dance All Night / Blind Pig “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” - Clifton Chenier: Frenchin’ The Boogie / Verve “Tout QuelQu’un” - Terrance Simien: There’s Room for Us All / BlackTop “Will I Ever Learn” - Terrance Simien: There’s Room for Us All / BlackTop

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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,” 07/27/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_902433E18D8240A9968DEE4DA5B2CE6C.
MLA: “Crescent City Sounds.” 07/27/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_902433E18D8240A9968DEE4DA5B2CE6C>.
APA: Crescent City Sounds. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_902433E18D8240A9968DEE4DA5B2CE6C
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