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Carol Fran

“Today’s ‘the invisible men'”

by barry August 5, 2010

We were touched by WWOZ DJ Jamie Dell’Apa’s kind words about Still Singing the Blues, which aired Tuesday night on New Orleans’ community radio station. In his blog, Dell’Apa described listening to the show while driving home from Baltimore. Describing the musicians profiled in the documentary—Carol Fran, Harvey Knox and Little Freddie King—he wrote: Outside […]

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Blues in two languages

by admin January 23, 2010

Carol Fran from Barry on Vimeo. When we caught up with Carol Fran, the blues diva from Lafayette was recovering from a mini-stroke. But that didn’t stop her from exercising her formidable pipes. Fran will be recording several tracks on a compilation CD next week, and the night of our visit she had a rehearsal […]

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Pipes and charisma

by admin November 10, 2009

As Richard records and Barry photographs, blues and R&B diva Carol Fran entertains her loved ones at her 76th birthday celebration. Becky Owens took this photo at Cruiser’s, a small cinderblock bar on the old Breaux Bridge Highway in Lafayette, Louisiana. To appreciate what a treasure Carol Fran is, listen to her song Emmett Lee, […]

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