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Little Freddie King

A father figure and a mysterious fire

by barry January 2, 2011

Today we’ve posted another audio clip, this one from Alabama Slim, a native of Vance, Alabama who now lives in New Orleans and performs sometimes with his close friend and distant cousin Little Freddie King. Slim was one of the first bluesmen I met even before we received funding for this project. I heard him […]

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New Year’s Eve on the border

by barry December 14, 2010

If you live in the Rio Grande Valley, please be sure to spend New Year’s Eve with us. KMBH 88.9 FM in Harlingen, Texas, along with its sister station KHID 88.1 FM in McAllen, Texas, will broadcast both halves of our series on Dec. 31 from 10 p.m. until midnight. The two stations combined cover […]

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Louisiana Swamp Stomp

by barry November 2, 2010

The opening minutes of Still Singing the Blues (Hour 1) feature a lively recording session in which Carol Fran sings, in English and French, her song “Everyday is Not the Same.” She was recording that tune (along with “I Need to Be Be’d With”) for Louisiana Swamp Stomp, a CD produced as a benefit for […]

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Help a great American music survive

by barry October 11, 2010

Last week, we sent out this message to some of our friends and supporters—part of our effort to raise the last $7,000 we need for this project. If you’ve been enjoying “Still Singing the Blues,” we hope you’ll take the time to read this and make a contribution you can afford. CLICK HERE TO GO […]

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Good listenin’ in New Orleans (or anywhere)

by barry October 5, 2010

Whether or not you’re near New Orleans, here are two opportunities to hear several musicians featured in our documentary series, as well as a host of other talented artists: From WWOZ’s web site: “The New Orleans Voodoo Blues Krewe’s Voodoo Blues Challenge finals are on October 8 at Rock & Bowl—and WWOZ will broadcast the […]

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“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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Happy birthday, Freddie

by barry July 19, 2010

Before the night ends, we would like to wish Little Freddie King a happy 70th birthday. We have featured Freddie in two documentaries:  Still Singing the Blues and Truckin’ My Blues Away. He is a remarkable storyteller (and musician) whose redemptive narrative never fails to move us.

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New Carriage Report and a Review of Little Freddie King’s Latest Album

by admin May 29, 2010

We have created a new carriage report page that has a very concise table showing all the radio stations that will air Still Singing the Blues. You can access it at the following link: http://stillsingingtheblues.org/?page_id=132 In other news, Offbeat Magazine, one of our favorite arbiters of good taste in all things important, has recently come […]

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New England Blues Opportunity

by admin May 24, 2010

Friends in New England: Next weekend is your chance to catch a piece of Louisiana, as Little Freddie King brings his gutsy blues to the Bayou N’ Boogie Festival in Rehoboth, Mass. Also performing is Andre Thierry, a sizzling young zydeco accordionist and singer from the Bay Area, whom we recently interviewed for another radio […]

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Home at Musician’s Village

by admin May 9, 2010

Last year, during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Tim Duffy slept for several nights on the sofa of New Orleans bluesman Little Freddie King. Duffy runs Music Maker Relief Foundation, an organization that supports and promotes older Southerners who play traditional music and make less than $18,000 a year. King, who lives at […]

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