Carol Fran (b. 1930) is U.S. singer, pianist, and songwriter. Fran was born Carol Martin on the 23rd Octrober 1930 near Lafayette in southwest Louisiana. She began her jump blues singing career with Don Conway, and subsequently relocated to New Orleans. There she married a saxophone player, Bob Francois, which allowed a simple abbreviation to arrive at her stage name. Establishing a musical presence around Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Fran also undertook a tour of Mexico. Her debut single was "Emmitt Lee", recorded in 1957 and released by Excello Records.