Professor Longhair’s 100th Birthday

Professor Longhair is my favorite New Orleans musician.  His piano playing is amazing and the rhythms are always pushed by the percussion.  There are lots of good albums but my favorite is Rock’N’Roll Gumbo which was recorded in 1974 but not released in the US until the mid-1980s.  His albums have huge overlaps on songs but that’s fine because the versions are always unique and worth listening to.

 

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