Carol Fran has had a long career as an entertainer on the nightclub circuit from South to Southwest. She’s worked the joints from Juarez to New Orleans, playing swamp pop and soul, jazz and country, along the way making records for the legendary Excello label.
Carol Fran: I was called the Sarah Vaughan of the Vieux Carré. The older gals didn’t like that, but they couldn’t do nothing about it.
Nick Spitzer: Bourbon Street from the ‘50s, huh? Who was in those clubs when you were there?
CF: Frogman Henry, Papa Celestin, Snookum Russell, Alma Lollipop.