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Professor Longhair: Ronnie Scotts, London

Live Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 15 April 1978

I HAVE immense admiration for Professor Longhair ...

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Professor Longhair: New Orleans Piano (Atlantic)

Review by Charlie Gillett, Rolling Stone, 28 September 1972

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT. Gather round, all you fans of the Shuffling Hungarians, the Four Hairs, the Blues Scholars, and the Blues Jumpers, 'cause 'Fess ...

Longhair, the man who started it all

Interview by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 14 July 1973


Professor Longhair: The Professor of Rock

Interview by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, 8 September 1973

THE PROFESSOR, THEY SAY, influenced just about every musician in New Orleans. And it’s not a claim he’s about to deny. "I taught most of ...

Professor Longhair: Kenny's Castaways, New York NY

Live Review by Dave Marsh, Newsday, 17 October 1973

A myth who can make it ...

Peter Yarrow: Max's Kansas City/Professor Longhair: Kenny's Castaways, both New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, The New York Times, 21 October 1973

Solo YarrowPETER YARROW would appear to have shed all semblance of times past when he fronted an all-electric group at Max's Kansas City on Park ...

Special Report: Running The Streets Of The Crescent City

Report by John Sinclair, The Ann Arbor Sun, 22 April 1976

Well I'm going to New Orleans,  I wanna see the Mardi Gras  When I see the Mardi Gras,  I wanna know what the carnival for. ...

Mardi Gras in New Orleans (Mardi Gras MG 1001); New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 1976 (Island 1SLD 9424)

Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 28 July 1977

IN NEW Orleans it is easier to perceive an American musical tradition than anywhere else; the city is the fount not just of jazz, but ...

Professor Longhair: Childe Harold, Washington DC

Live Review by Richard Harrington, The Washington Post, 25 February 1978

LISTENING TO Roy Byrd, also known as Professor Longhair and playing at the Childe Harold through Sunday, it is almost necessary to hear between the ...

Professor Longhair: Late Riser

Interview by Mick Brown, The Guardian, 22 March 1978

Mick Brown talks to a survivor ...

Professor Longhair: I'm A Little Rowdy With My Playing

Interview by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 1 April 1978

Professor Longhair talks to Max Jones ...

Professor Longhair: Live On The Queen Mary (EMI Harvest SHSP 4086)

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 15 April 1978

LONGHAIR THE pianist, singer, songwriter and potent entertainer is something of a New Orleans phenomenon. He is (as he said himself in a recent MM ...

Professor Longhair: Ronnie Scott's, London

Live Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 15 April 1978

I HAVE immense admiration for Professor Longhair. ...

An Interview with Professor Longhair

Interview by Peter Stone Brown, unpublished, 10 June 1979

MAKE NO MISTAKE about it, New Orleans R&B would not have been what it is without Professor Longhair, Henry Roeland Byrd, and there are some ...

New Orleans: "The city that time forgot"

Report by Don Snowden, New York Rocker, October 1981

One City And Its Romance With R&B ...

The Longhair Legacy

Retrospective by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 5 September 1982

MOST ROCK fans have never heard of Professor Longhair, but lots of their favorite musicians certainly have. The New Orleans-based piano I player, who died ...

Professor Longhair: Mardi Gras In New Orleans

Review by Don Snowden, Rocky Mountain News, 31 December 1982

I don't know who runs Nighthawk Records, but I'll nominate them for immediate induction into the Hall of Fame wing at the College of Musical ...

New Orleans Pianos: Talking Fingers

Film/DVD/TV Review by Don Snowden, The Boston Phoenix, 16 September 1986

You don't have to be addicted to New Orleans piano style to savor the rich portrait of Stevenson Palfi's Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together ...

Professor Longhair: Mardi Gras In Baton Rouge (Rhino)

Sleeve notes by Don Snowden, Rhino, 1991

AHH, YES, THE virtues of the repertoire.Admittedly, it's a foreign concept these days, when artists are almost universally expected to write and perform fresh material ...

Wardell Quezergue: Architect of the Sound

Profile and Interview by John Swenson, Offbeat, 1 May 2000

ON AN UNSEASONABLY warm December afternoon, Wardell Quezergue walks carefully into the Musicians Union meeting hall on Esplanade Avenue. ...

New Orleans Funk Volume Three (Soul Jazz Records)

Review by John Doran, The Quietus, 13 November 2013

Note: Contains Spoilers for the HBO TV show Treme ...

Professor Longhair: Live In Chicago

Review by Michael Simmons, MOJO, January 2016

Previously unreleased live set of the New Orleans R&B pianist at his best. ...


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