Professor Longhair

Born 19 December 1918. Died 30 January 1980
Professor Longhair
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1918-12-19
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Professor Longhair

Professor Longhair Biography (Wikipedia)

Henry Byrd redirects here. For those of a similar name, see Harry Byrd (disambiguation) or Henry Bird (disambiguation)

Henry Roeland "Roy" Byrd (December 19, 1918 – January 30, 1980), better known as Professor Longhair or "Fess" for short, was a New Orleans blues singer and pianist. He was active in two distinct periods, first in the heyday of early rhythm and blues and later in the resurgence of interest in traditional jazz after the founding of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1970. His piano style has been described as "instantly recognizable, combining rumba, mambo, and calypso."

The music journalist Tony Russell (in his book The Blues: From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray) wrote that "The vivacious rhumba-rhythmed piano blues and choked singing typical of Fess were too weird to sell millions of records; he had to be content with siring musical offspring who were simple enough to manage that, like Fats Domino or Huey "Piano" Smith. But he is also acknowledged as a father figure by subtler players like Allen Toussaint and Dr. John."

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Big Chief
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Tipitina
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Tipitina
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Big Chief
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Big Chief
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Every Day, Every Night
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Every Day, Every Night
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Byrds Blues
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Byrds Blues
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Mardi Gras in New Orleans
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Mardi Gras in New Orleans
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Oh Well
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Oh Well
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Bald Head
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Bald Head
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Big Chief Part 2
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Big Chief Part 2
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East St Louis Baby
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East St Louis Baby
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Go To The Mardi Gras
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Go To The Mardi Gras
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Crawfish Fiesta
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Crawfish Fiesta
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Looka No Hair
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Looka No Hair
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If I Only Knew
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If I Only Knew
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Boogie Woogie
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Boogie Woogie
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Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
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Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
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She Walks Right In
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She Walks Right In
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Tipitina
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Tipitina
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Junco Partner
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Junco Partner
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Longhair's Blues Rhumba
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Longhair's Blues Rhumba
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Medley: She Walks Right In / Shake, Rattle And Roll / Sick And Tired
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Medley: She Walks Right In / Shake, Rattle And Roll / Sick And Tired
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Cuttin' Out
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Cuttin' Out
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