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Crescent City Sounds


Air date: 09/10/1994 “Everyday I Have the Blues” - Professor Longhair: Rum and Coke / Rhino “It’s Raining” - Irma Thomas: New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 2 / Rhino “The Things That I Used to Do” - Guitar Slim: New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 2 / Rhino “Something You Got” - Alvin Robinson: The New Orleans Hit Story / Charly “Ain’t Got No Home” - Clarence Henry: New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 2 / Rhino “Rock Me Baby” - Chubby Carrier: Dance All Night / Blind Pig “Did You Have Fun Making Me Cry?” - Lynn August: Sauce Piquante / Blacktop “I Don’t Know What You’ve Got” - Little Richard: The New Orleans Hit Story / Charly “Get Out of My Life, Woman” - Lee Dorsey: The New Orleans Hit Story / Charly “Ease Back” - The Meters: The New Orleans Hit Story / Charly “Teasin’ You” - Snooks Eaglin: Teasin’ You / BlackTop “You Better Know” - Earl King: Hard River to Cross / BlackTop “I’m Gonna Get Married” - Lloyd Price: 16 Hits of / Bellaphon “We’re Gonna Make It” - B.B. King: Blues Simmit / MCA “The Road You Choose” - Branford Marsalis: I Heard You Twice the First Time / Columbia “Get On Up (The Wolfman’s Song)” - Walter Washington / Charly

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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,” 08/31/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_E3014D0A61984175A274D15FF264437E.
MLA: “Crescent City Sounds.” 08/31/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_E3014D0A61984175A274D15FF264437E>.
APA: Crescent City Sounds. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_E3014D0A61984175A274D15FF264437E
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