In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
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Singin' the Blues 

Luann moonlights as a singer at her boyfriend's new nightclub and she unwittingly uncovers a drug dealing operation run by the bartender.


James Lee Barrett (developed for television by), Cynthia Deming | 1 more credit »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carroll O'Connor ... Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
Carl Weathers ... Chief Hampton Forbes
Alan Autry ... Capt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner
David Hart ... Sgt. Parker Williams
Hugh O'Connor ... Lt. Lonnie Jamison
Crystal Fox ... Sgt. Luann Corbin
Denise Nicholas ... Harriet DeLong (credit only)
Willie Gault ... Troy Davis
Judson Vaughn ... Brent Shaw
Michael H. Moss ... Bartender
Todd Eller Todd Eller ... Cooke
Al Wiggins Al Wiggins ... Ed Ruger (as Alfred Wiggins)
Harvey E. Lee Jr. Harvey E. Lee Jr. ... Cpl. Ken Covey
Mark Johnson Mark Johnson ... Cpl. Luke Everett
Stan Brown ... Pastor


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Troy Davis asks Luann Corbin to sing at the new nightclub he manages. Drug dealer Brent Shaw coerces Troy into hiring a new bartender and offers Troy free drugs to hook him again. Troy hires the bartender but declines the drugs. Luann is a huge success at the club. She notices that the bartender is dealing and overhears plans for a big delivery. Luann reports everything to the Sparta police but is conflicted about Troy. Is he really clean? Written by richardann

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Showcase for Crystal R. Fox's singing voice
13 February 2010 | by zeugitaiSee all my reviews

In the TV series "Heat of the Night," the character of Luann Corbin was always convincingly well-played by actress Crystal R. Fox, but the episodes that featured her excellent singing voice were the highlights of her appearances; in particular, the episode "Singin' the Blues" (1993). In this seventh-season episode, not only does Ms. Fox sing beautifully in her church, but she sings blues exceptionally well in a newly opened night club in fictional Sparta, Mississippi. Otherwise, this episode was somewhat formulaic, but as always, was redeemed by its charismatic and talented actors Carroll O'Connor, David Hart, and of course, Crystal R. Fox.

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28 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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