Carol Fran

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Carol Fran
Fran in 2014
Fran in 2014
Background information
Birth nameCarol Martin[1]
Born(1933-10-23)October 23, 1933
Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedSeptember 1, 2021(2021-09-01) (aged 87)
Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
GenresElectric blues, soul blues, swamp pop
Occupation(s)Singer, pianist, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years activeMid 1950s–2021
LabelsExcello, Lyric, Josie, Roulette, Black Top, JSP, others
Associated actsGuitar Slim, Nappy Brown, Lee Dorsey, Joe Tex, Clarence Hollimon, Guitar Shorty

Carol Fran (October 23, 1933 – September 1, 2021)[2] was an American soul blues singer, pianist, and songwriter. She was best known for her single releases in the 1950s and 1960s.

Fran died on September 1, 2021 in Lafayette, Louisiana from problems caused by COVID-19, aged 87.[3][4]

Albums[change | change source]

Year Title Record label
1992 Soul Sensation Black Top
1994 See There! Black Top
1995 Women in (E)motion Tradition & Moderne
2000 It's About Time JSP
2001 Fran-tastic Sono

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Carol Fran". Soulfulkindamusic.net. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
  2. Ankeny, Jason. "Carol Fran". Allmusic. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
  3. Montgomery, Darla (September 1, 2021). "Acadiana's soulful music legend Carol Fran, has died". KLFY. Lafayette, Louisiana. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  4. McCree, Cree (August 9, 2021). "Jazz Fest Canceled; New Orleans Reacts". Downbeat. Chicago, Illinois. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  5. "Carol Fran | Album Discography". AllMusic. October 23, 1933. Retrieved October 2, 2015.