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Crescent City Sounds


Air Date - 08/19/1994 “The Fat Man” - Fats Domino: The New Orleans Hit Story / Charly “Don’t You Just Know It?” - Huey Smith and the Clowns: New Orleans Party Classics / “Get Out My Life, Woman” - Lee Dorsey: Great Googa Mooga / Charly “I”ve Been Loving You Too Long / Please Please Please” - Irma Thomas: Simply the Best / Rounder “Hittin’ on Nothin’” - Irma Thomas: Simply the Best / Rounder “Barbecue Bess” - Charmaine Neville: It’s About Time / “Ma ‘Tit Fille” - Buckwheat Zydeco: Menagerie / “Lousiana Saturday Night” - Warren Ceasar and Creole Zydeco Snap: Zydeco Shootout at El Sid O’s / Rounder “Everybody Calls Me Crazy” - Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas: Zydeco Live! / Rounder “Wherever You Go I’ll Go” - Clifton Chenier: Zydeco Blues & Boogie / Speciality “Love You Right” - Chubby Carrier: Dane all Night / Blind Pig “Hey, Good Lookin’” - Buckwheat Zydeco: Menagerie / Mango “I’m In the Mood” - Rockin’ Dopsie: Louisiana Music / Atlantic

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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,” 08/10/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_9F47E79AB2B94F9F9C255C76478F5974.
MLA: “Crescent City Sounds.” 08/10/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_9F47E79AB2B94F9F9C255C76478F5974>.
APA: Crescent City Sounds. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_9F47E79AB2B94F9F9C255C76478F5974
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