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Crescent City Sounds


Air date: 07/29/1994 “I Like It Like That (Pt. 1)” - Chris Kenner : N.O. Rhythm Blues Vol. 2 / Rhino “Don’t You Feel My Leg” - Dirty Dozen Brass Band: The New Orleans Album / Columbia “Saturday Night Fish Fry” - Charmaine Neville: It’s About Time / Gert Town “I Hear You Knockin” - Smiley Lewis: The Best of... / EMI “Trick Bag” - Earl King: Spirit of New Orleans / Black Top “Ride Your Pony” Lee Dorsey: N.O. Rhythm & Blues Vol. 2 / Rhino “Check Mr. Popeye” - Eddie Bo: Check Mr. Popeye / Rounder “Cissy Strut” - The Meters: Struttin’ / Charly “It Ain’t My Fault” - Olympia Brass Band: Best of Jazz Fest / Mardi Gras “Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire” - Buckwheat Zydeco: Menagerie / Mango “Black Minute Waltz” - James Booker: Junco Partner / Hannibal “Lover of Love” - Allen Toussaint: Collection / Reprise “Big Chief” - Jon Cleary: Alligator Lips and Dirty Rice / ACE “Fire on the Bayou” - The Meters: Uptown Blues / Rhino

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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,” 07/20/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_9139EEFC4EC34117B0B2ACD0872EEA3C.
MLA: “Crescent City Sounds.” 07/20/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_9139EEFC4EC34117B0B2ACD0872EEA3C>.
APA: Crescent City Sounds. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_9139EEFC4EC34117B0B2ACD0872EEA3C
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