This exacting chronological survey of Professor Longhair 's first recordings is a welcome alternative to the usual reissue practice of mingling some of these tracks with later material from the early '50s. As is often the case with the Classics Chronological series, a succession of historical sessions bolstered with all of the available discographical information tells a story that is vital to the development of a clear comprehension of the musician's life and creative accomplishments.
In this case Guadeloupe Meditação - Al Dobson Jr* - Rye Lane Volume II & III (Vinyl means the saga of how Henry Roeland Byrdborn in Bogalusa, LA, in Album) ofradically transformed the popular music of North America during the s and '60s by making a handful of scruffy records in down in New Orleans. Note The Band Of Gold - Seth Lakeman - Freedom Fields Lester Youngwho also hailed from southern Louisiana, wore his hair uncommonly long.
Byrd 's band at this time consisted of alto saxophonist Robert "Barefootin'" ParkerWalter "Papoose" Nelson on the guitar, and a drummer known as Big Slick, later to be replaced by Al Millerwho could also play trumpet. Longhair 's first recordings were made at the Hi Hat Club, where a rudimentary recording studio was set up. All the ingredients of Longhair 's distinctive style are present on these wonderful recordings, in particular the bluesy rhumba rhythm that seemed to infiltrate nearly everything he September In The Rain - Various - Swingende Københavnerliv Vol.
2, most notably the boogie-woogie. On August 19,a second recording session occurred, this time at a Mercury studio on Canal Street. Longhair 's funky Crescent City piano was punctuated with his delightfully deep and wild-edged voice, backed by Lee Allen and Leroy "Batman" Rankins on tenor saxophones. One more session for Mercury took place in September and then Professor Longhair 's tenure as an Atlantic recording artist began in earnest with "Hey Now Baby" and a second and third version of his ultra-famous whistling rhumba, "Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
The records sold tolerably well. Longhair would record for Federal inreturning to the Atlantic studios in For valuable first-hand eye- and ear-witness perspectives on just who Professor Longhair really was, see also Dr. John 's outstanding autobiography, Under a Hoodoo Moon, published in by St.
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Track Listing. She Ain't Got No Hair. Roy Byrd. Professor Longhair. Bye Bye Baby. Professor Longhair's Boogie. Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Byrd's Blues. Her Mind Is Gone. Bald Head. Hey Now Baby. Oh Well. Hadacol Bounce. Longhair Stomp. Been Foolin' Around. She Walks Right In. Hey Little Girl. Willie Mae. Walk Your Blues Away. Professor Longhair Blues. Boogie Woogie. Longhair's Blues-Rhumba. Bye Bye Baby Roy Byrd. Professor Album) Boogie Roy Byrd. Byrd's Blues Roy Byrd. Professor Longhair feat: Roy Byrd.
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Hadacol Bounce Roy Byrd. Longhair Stomp Roy Byrd. Been Foolin' Around Roy Byrd. Hey Little Girl Roy Byrd. Willie Mae Roy Byrd. Professor Longhair Blues Roy Byrd. Boogie Woogie Roy Byrd. Longhair's Blues-Rhumba Roy Byrd.
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