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Crescent City Sounds


Air date: 07/15/1994 “Berta Berta” - Branford Marsalis: I Heard You Twice the First Time / “Tee Nah Nah” - Smiley Lewis: The Best of... / “Junco Partner” - Professor Longhair: King of the New Orleans Keyboard / “Angola Bound” - Aaron Neville: Warm Your Heart / A&M “Shoo Fly” - The WIld Magnolias: The Wild Magnolias / A&M “Stagger Lee” - Lloyd Price: 16 Hits of Lloyd Price / Bellaphon “There’s Something on Your Mind” - Bobby Marchan: Golden Classics / Collectable Records “Back to Normal” - Johnny Adams: Good Morning Heartache / Rounder “I Won’t Cry” - Johnny Adams: The New Orleans Hit Story / Charly “Freedom” - Champion Jack Dupree: Back Home in New Orleans “On Your Way Down” - Allen Toussaint: The Allen Toussaint Collection / Warner Brothers “Sada” - Walter Wolfman Washington: Sada / Pointblank

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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,” 07/06/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_9246FBBC14084D24ACBB4B747D0C05C5.
MLA: “Crescent City Sounds.” 07/06/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_9246FBBC14084D24ACBB4B747D0C05C5>.
APA: Crescent City Sounds. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_9246FBBC14084D24ACBB4B747D0C05C5
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