Who was/is Professor Longhair ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more

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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A Scrapbook
Professor Longhair: A Scrapbook Art-Nr.: 040335

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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.
$28.24
Mardi Gras In New Orleans - 1949-1957 (LP)
Professor Longhair: Mardi Gras In New Orleans - 1949-1957 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPNH108

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(unknown) 16 tracks. Reissue of the 1981 Nighthawk LP with recordings from 1949-1957.
$20.31
Live In Chicago (CD)
Professor Longhair: Live In Chicago (CD) Art-Nr.: CDORL2915

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(2016/Orleans) 8 tracks. Live recordings of Professor Longhairs appearance at the Chicago Folk Festival, 1976th
$16.92
New Orleans Piano (LP)
Professor Longhair: New Orleans Piano (LP) Art-Nr.: LPSD7225

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(Atlantic) 13 tracks
$24.84 $28.24
Live On The Queen Mary (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Professor Longhair: Live On The Queen Mary (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPB2947901

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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...
$31.63
No Buts No Maybes
Professor Longhair: No Buts No Maybes Art-Nr.: CD263379

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(1949-57) (72:12/28)
$18.05
Let's Go to New Orleans: The Sansu Sessions
Professor Longhair: Let's Go to New Orleans: The Sansu Sessions Art-Nr.: CD062001

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(2014/Fuel 2000) 20 tracks.
$18.05
Live On The Queen Mary (CD)
Professor Longhair: Live On The Queen Mary (CD) Art-Nr.: CDB2948102

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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....
$21.45
Ladies And Gentlemen (CD)
Professor Longhair: Ladies And Gentlemen (CD) Art-Nr.: CDEA90600

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CD on DESPO CD RECORDS by PROFESSOR LONGHAIR - Ladies And Gentlemen (CD)
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Mardi Gras In New Orleans 1949-1957 (LP)
Professor Longhair: Mardi Gras In New Orleans 1949-1957 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPWLV82004

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(Magnum Force) 12 tracks - Rare and out-of-print Rock 'n' Roll LP
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New Orleans Piano (CD)
Professor Longhair: New Orleans Piano (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRSA808

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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!
$28.24
The Back Of Rock (2-CD)
Professor Longhair: The Back Of Rock (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSBR7978

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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.
$37.29
No Buts, No Maybes - Hot In New Orleans! - The 1949-1957 Recordings (CD)
Professor Longhair: No Buts, No Maybes - Hot In New Orleans! - The... Art-Nr.: CDSJ600926

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(Soul Jam Records) 28 tracks Henry Roeland Byrd, aka Professor Longhair (also known as "Baldhead" or "Fess"), remains one of Louisiana's best-known piano talents. He is often referred to as the father of New Orleans R&B. His funky,...
$13.52
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,...
$16.92
Alligator (CD)
Professor Longhair: Alligator (CD) Art-Nr.: CDFLOAT6028

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(1950s) (55:07/20)
$9.00
London Concert (CD)
Professor Longhair: London Concert (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJSP8811

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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.
$19.18
Crawfish Fiesta
Professor Longhair: Crawfish Fiesta Art-Nr.: LPAL4718

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(2012/Alligator) 13 tracks. 1979
$22.35
Live In Chicago (LP)
Professor Longhair: Live In Chicago (LP) Art-Nr.: LPORL2915

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(2016/Orleans) 8 tracks. Live recordings of Professor Longhairs appearance at the Chicago Folk Festival, 1976th
$24.84
New Orleans Piano (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Professor Longhair: New Orleans Piano (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPMOV1796

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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!
$28.24
The Blues (CD)
Professor Longhair: The Blues (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSTARB037

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(One & Only) 25 tracks
$11.26 $16.92
Go To The Mardi Gras
Professor Longhair: Go To The Mardi Gras Art-Nr.: CD120609

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another Ron Bartolucci production. The recording quality is lowest bootleg level. Ridiculous. Too bad Wolf is issuing that shit.
$11.26 $16.41
Rock & Roll Gumbo (CD)
Professor Longhair: Rock & Roll Gumbo (CD) Art-Nr.: CD519746

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$16.92 $22.07
Mardi Gras In New Orleans
Professor Longhair: Mardi Gras In New Orleans Art-Nr.: CDCOL9981

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CD on COLLECTABLE RECORDS by PROFESSOR LONGHAIR - Mardi Gras In New Orleans
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Tipitina - In The Night 7inch, 45rpm
Professor Longhair: Tipitina - In The Night 7inch, 45rpm Art-Nr.: REP16024

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Great New Orleans Jump Blues.
$12.17
Rockin' With Fess
Professor Longhair: Rockin' With Fess Art-Nr.: LPRUMBLE98

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(2013/RUMBLE) 14 tracks
$20.09
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