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Crescent City Sounds


Air date: 08/26/1994 “Take it to the Streets” - Rebirth Brass Band: Take it to the Street / Rounder Records “Rockin’ Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu” - Huey Smith and Friends: Pitta Pattin’ / Charly Records “Hello My Lover” - Ernie K-Doe: I’m Cocky but I’m Good / Du Bat Records “Hand Clappin’ Song” - The Meters: Struttin’ / Charly Records “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” - Jessie Hill: New Orleans Rythm & Blues, Vol. Two / Rhino Records “Working in the Coal Mine” - Lee Dorsey: New Orleans Rythm & Blues, Vol. Two / Rhino Records “Keep a Knockin” - Rockin’ Dopsie: Louisiana Music / Atlantic “Sea Cruise” - Frankie Ford: New Orleans Party Classics / Rhino Records “Fess Up” Dr. John: Goin’ Back to New Orleans / Warner Bros. “Misery” - Professor Longhair: Creole Kings of New Orleans / Specialty “Soon I Will Be Done” - Marva Wright: Sanctified / Tipitina’s Records “I Needed Somebody” - Irma Thomas: Live! / Rounder Records “Everybody Needs a Good Song” - Charmaine Neville: It’s About Time / Gert Town Records “When the Saints Go Marching In” - Zion Harmonizers: Best of New Orleans Gospel / Mardi Gras Records “Lil Liza Jane” - Dirty Dozen Brass Band: New Orleans Party / Rhino “My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now” - Buckwheat Zydeco: Mardi Gras Party / Rounder Records

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Crescent City Sounds
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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
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