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Marty Christian

Rue Boogaloo

by barry January 7, 2011

Rue Boogaloo Radio by marty christian A musical interlude today. The first hour our our series features the extraordinary 77-year-old blues diva Carol Fran of Lafayette. Often accompanying Carol these days are Marty Christian and Andy Cornett, who also have their own band, Rue Boogaloo. They call their music “that Southwest Louisiana sound—full of soulful […]

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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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