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Blues Musician Tabby Thomas Profile (1994)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-03-04

Duration: 00:11:28

Subjects: Blues (music) | Music | Tabby's Blues Box (Baton Rouge, La.) | THOMAS, TABBY


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Thomas, Tabby Interviewee
  • Jeffcote, Scott Interviewee
  • Owens, Maida Interviewee


This segment from the March 4, 1994, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s profile of Tabby Thomas, a blues musician and owner of Tabby’s Blues Box in Baton Rouge. He discusses his career in music and his work in saving the blues tradition in Baton Rouge. She also interviews Scott Jeffcote, KLSU announcer, and Maida Owens, Louisiana folklorist. Host: Robert Collins