Still Singing the Blues
The two-part radio documentary about New Orleans and South Louisiana Blues, Still Singing the Blues, is wrapping up its debut year. Part I of Still Singing the Blues, also called “Still Singing the Blues,” delves into the lives of three great, but under-appreciated blues artists–Carol Fran, Harvey Knox and Little Freddie King. Part II, called “Crescent City Blues,” looks at several neighborhood clubs (sometimes called “back of town” clubs) that still keep the New Orleans blues sound alive.
According to publicist Kathy Gronau, as of March 1, 2011, Still Singing the Blues has carriage on 130 broadcasters and an additional 81 translators. As with most public radio documentaries, Still Singing the Blues was created as a non-profit project. Still Singing the Blues is made possible by support from Filmmakers Collaborative, with major funding provided by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project also received generous support from Barry Yeoman’s and Richard Ziglar’s friends.
For more information on this documentary and to hear outtakes that were not included in the finished broadcasts, please check out the project website: http://stillsingingtheblues.org/.