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Professor Longhair, next to Fats Domino, must rank as New Orleans' most influential musician. Born Henry Roeland Byrd in Bogalusa, Louisiana, on Dec. 18, 1918, his family moved to New Orleans when he was still a child.

He soon picked up the wonderfully diverse styles of the old pianists who used to play the clubs and clip joints, and moulded them into his unique way of playing, with Spanish and rhumba accents predominating. He made his first record in 1949 for Star Talent as Professor Longhair and the Shuffling Hungarians and in 1950 'Bald Head' on Mercury was his one and only record to dent the R&B charts. Records for Atlantic, Federal, Wasco, Ebb, Rip and Watch flopped badly although his 1959 Ron recording of 'Go To The Mardi Gras' still sells well every year at New Orleans' annual blow-out.

He was out of work for much of the Sixties, but there has been a welcome revival of interest in his music of late, which has led to many live appearances and a visit to Europe.

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New Orleans Piano (LP, 180g Colored Vinyl, Ltd.)
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(Atlantic) 13 tracks 180-gram reissue on colored vinyl.
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Mardi Gras In New Orleans - 1949-1957 (LP)
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(unknown) 16 tracks. Reissue of the 1981 Nighthawk LP with recordings from 1949-1957.
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The Back Of Rock (2-CD)
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(Sunset Blvd Records) 36 tracks, digisleeve Historical studio and live recordings. Includes previously unavailable tracks. A portion of the proceeds from this CD will be donated to The Greater New Orleans Foundation.
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Longhair Boogie (2-CD)
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Mojo Gumbo (CD)
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New Orleans Piano (CD)
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(Atlantic Recording) 16 tracks
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Live On The Queen Mary (LP, 180g Vinyl)
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(Harvest-Capitol) 9 Tracks (34:32) - March 24, 1975, the cruise ship Queen Mary and a private party of Paul and Linda McCartney. In this context the live album ''Live On The Queen Mary'' by Professor Longhair was created. Henry Roeland...
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Live On The Queen Mary (CD)
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(Harvest-Capitol) 9 Tracks (34:32) - Digisleeve - March 24, 1975, the cruise ship Queen Mary and a private party of Paul and Linda McCartney. In this context the live album ''Live On The Queen Mary'' by Professor Longhair was created....
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The Blues (CD)
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New Orleans Piano (CD)
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(Sequel) 16 Tracks - 1949-1953, original Atlantic recordings! Including two previously unreleased tracks! Comes in original jewel box with Warner Bros. logo lightly scratched plus a brand new jewel case!
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Mardi Gras In New Orleans 1949-1957  (LP)
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(Magnum Force) 12 tracks - Rare and out-of-print Rock 'n' Roll LP
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New Orleans Piano (LP, 180g Vinyl)
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(2017/Music On Vinyl-Atlantic) 13 Tracks - Gatefold cover - Reissue of the original 1972 Atlantic album containing original 1949 recordings, including 6 songs that remained unissued until the 1972 release!
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London Concert (CD)
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(1978 'JSP Records') (45:00/14) 'Recorded live at the New London Theatre, London' Digipak. PROFESSOR LONGHAIR vocals/piano, ALFRED ROBERTS congas.
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Live In Chicago (LP)
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(2016/Orleans) 8 tracks. Live recordings of Professor Longhairs appearance at the Chicago Folk Festival, 1976th
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Live In Chicago (CD)
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(2016/Orleans) 8 tracks. Live recordings of Professor Longhairs appearance at the Chicago Folk Festival, 1976th
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Rock & Roll Gumbo (CD)
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Ladies And Gentlemen (CD)
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CD on DESPO CD RECORDS by PROFESSOR LONGHAIR - Ladies And Gentlemen (CD)
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Big Easy Strut - The Essential Professor Longhair (CD)
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(2002/PRIME) 14 tracks
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A Scrapbook
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English, paperback, 264 pages by Per Oldaeus. This book documents the huge influence of Professor Longhair’s music on New Orleans R&B in particular, and post WWII popular music in general.
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Let's Go to New Orleans: The Sansu Sessions
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(2014/Fuel 2000) 20 tracks.
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Tipitina - In The Night 7inch, 45rpm
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Mardi Gras In New Orleans
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​(2013/RUMBLE) 14 tracks - blues, barrelhouse boogie-woogie, funk, and gospel, with mambo, rhumba, and second-line street parade rhythms
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Rockin' With Fess
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(2013/RUMBLE) 14 tracks
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Rock'n'Roll Gumbo (CD) Professor Longhair: Rock'n'Roll Gumbo (CD) Art-Nr.: CD9822468

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(2004/Maison De Blues) 14 Tracks (47:07) - Digipack - Excellent album recorded at the In The Country studio, Bogalusa, Louisiana, 1974. PROFESSOR LONGHAIR - voc/pno, CLARENCE 'GATEMOUTH' BROWN - gtr/vln, ALFRED 'UGANDA' ROBERTS - congas,...
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