Professor Longhair - No Buts, No Maybes. Hot in New Orleans!. The 1949-1957 Recordings (2016)
Blues, Funk, Soul, RnB, Oldies | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:01 | 169 MB
Label: Yeah Mama Records | Release Year: 2016
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.