HOO-124394

Professor Longhair No Buts No Maybes: Hot in New Orleans

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THE FATHER OF NEW ORLEANS R&B
 
Henry Roeland Byrd, aka Professor Longhair (also known as “Baldhead” or “Fess”), remains one of the most recognizable piano talents to come out of Louisiana. He is often referred to as the father of New Orleans R&B. His funky, rumba-based piano style and delightfully deep and wild-edged voice livened up nightclubs and festivals spanning four decades. He made some of the most captivating songs the world has ever known – expressive music that is virtually unrivaled for its pure joy. If you've never heard him, you don't know as much as you think you do. This best-of collection gathers a variety of the great R&B recordings he made for different labels such as Atlantic, Mercury, Federal and Ebb Records between 1949 and 1957. These recordings also feature a virtual who's who of fabulous musicians from the Crescent City scene, including Earl Palmer, Lee Allen, Alvin “Red” Tyler, Justin Adams and Charles “Hungry” Williams, among others.

"One of the off-handed founders of modern day popular music."- Rolling Stone Magazine (May 1972)
“Professor Longhair was the guardian angel of the roots of New Orleans music. He was a one-of-a-kind musician and man, and he defined a certain style of rhumba-boogie funk that WAS New Orleans R&B from the late 1940s all the way through to his death in 1980. All New Orleans pianists today owe Fess. He was the guru, godfather and spiritual root doctor of all that came under him." - Dr. John

16-PAGE BOOKLET - RARE PHOTOS - VINTAGE MEMORABILIA - DETAILED LINER NOTES

PROFESSOR LONGHAIR, vocal and piano on all tracks, plus:


Lee Allen, Alvin “Red” Tyler, Robert Parker, Charles Burbank (sax),
Al Miller (trumpet)
Justin Adams, Walter Nelson (guitar)
Frank Fields, George Miller (bass)
Earl Palmer, Charles “Hungry” Williams, Charles “Honeyboy” Otis, Louis Joseph (drums),
Among others. Further personnel information is detailed inside booklet.

Recorded in New Orleans (Louisiana), between 1949 and 1957.

TRACKS:

01 ROCKIN’ WITH FESS 2:02
02 IN THE NIGHT 2:33
03 LOOK WHAT YOU’RE DOIN’ TO ME 2:31
04 NO BUTS, NO MAYBES 2:11
05 LOOKA NO HAIR 2:08
06 BALL THE WALL 3:19
07 TIPITINA 2:25
08 BETWEEN THE NIGHT AND DAY 2:43
09 MISERY 2:01
10 BABY LET ME HOLD YOUR HAND 2:10
11 MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS 2:54
12 HEY NOW BABY 2:47
13 HER MIND IS GONE 2:53
14 SHE WALKS RIGHT IN 2:51
15 OH WELL 2:26
16 EAST ST. LOUIS BABY 2:46
17 HADACOL BOUNCE 2:56
18 GONE SO LONG 2:34
19 CURLEY HAIRED BABY 2:48
20 BALD HEAD 2:30
21 BEEN FOOLIN’ AROUND 2:59
22 BETWEEN THE NIGHT AND DAY (Alternate take) 2:38
23 HER MIND IS GONE 2:38
24 BOOGIE WOOGIE 2:41
25 WHO’S BEEN FOOLIN’ YOU 2:12
26 HEY NOW BABY 2:57
27 WALK YOUR BLUES AWAY 2:57
28 BABY LET ME HOLD YOUR HAND (Alternate take) 1:42

Total Time: 72:10

Reference: HOO-124394
Label: Hoo Doo Records
Label code: 263379
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436028696321