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Still Singing the Blues

Series produced by Richard Ziglar

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Image by: Barry Yeoman 

Still Singing the Blues is a two-part, two-hour radio documentary series featuring musicians in New Orleans and South Louisiana who continue to perform both traditional blues and more commercial rhythm-and-blues.

Still Singing the Blues is a two-part, two-hour radio documentary series featuring musicians in New Orleans and South Louisiana who continue to perform both traditional blues and more commercial rhythm-and-blues—often despite poverty, poor health, and various types of disaster. Part 1, also called "Still Singing the Blues," burrows into the lives of three outstanding older performers: Carol Fran of Lafayette, Harvey Knox of Baton Rouge, and Little Freddie King of New Orleans. Part 2, called "Crescent City Blues," takes listeners into the handful of New Orleans neighborhood joints that keep the blues and R&B alive. The two parts can be played independently of each other.


2 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Patrons at Young at Heart Club in New Orleans' Pigeontown neighborhood., Credit: Barry Yeoman
Crescent City Blues takes listeners to the hidden world of New Orleans corner joints—bars far from the French Quarter, in neighborhoods like Centra...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, Radio New Zealand, WRST-FM Oshkosh, Red River Radio Network, WUIS and more


  • Added: Sep 24, 2010
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Louisiana blues diva Carol Fran performs at her 76th birthday party., Credit: Photo by Barry Yeoman
Still Singing the Blues: New Orleans and South Louisiana features musicians in New Orleans and South Louisiana who continue to perform the blues—of...

Bought by Moab Public Radio, KCMJ Community Radio, Red River Radio Network, Red River Radio Network, WUIS and more


  • Added: May 11, 2010
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 22