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Singer Bobby Jean Flowers (1989)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-04-30

Duration: 00:05:17

Subjects: Country music


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Flowers, Bobby Jean Interviewee
  • Wells, Richard Interviewee


This segment from the April 30, 1989, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s profile of Bobby Jean Flowers, an African American country singer from Shreveport, Louisiana. She discusses her decision to sing country music and the inspiration behind her song, “Kentucky Blues.” Masingale also interviews Richard Wells, a musician and the producer of Flowers’ album. Flowers and her band also perform “Kentucky Blues.”