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Collector's Choice

     
 
An excellent collection in the New Orleans' piano blues style, featuring tracks from various artists with Professor Longhair as the dominant figure, cranking out ten of the 19 songs. Longhair's recordings are from the same era as Fats Domino; Domino scored worldwide with a long list of hits and Longhair became a cult figure, but it's easy to understand the accolades -

Overview

An excellent collection in the New Orleans' piano blues style, featuring tracks from various artists with Professor Longhair as the dominant figure, cranking out ten of the 19 songs. Longhair's recordings are from the same era as Fats Domino; Domino scored worldwide with a long list of hits and Longhair became a cult figure, but it's easy to understand the accolades -- Longhair's a stone groove to listen to. Vocally, he's similar to Domino, but less colorful; however, the accompanying blues/R&B arrangements, with some charts apparently written for a whistler, even the score. The disc's other nine tracks are performed by Al Johnson, a young Irma Thomas on "Don't Mess With My Man," Joe Jones yakking out "You Talk Too Much," Eddie Bo, and others. Longhair's tracks alone make this an essential item for '60s big easy piano blues lovers.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/1996
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661208223
catalogNumber:
612082

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommy Ridgley   Track Performer
Eddie Bo   Track Performer
Irma Thomas   Track Performer
John Boudreaux   Drums
Professor Longhair   Piano,Human Whistle,Track Performer
Bobby Mitchell   Track Performer
Johnson   Track Performer
Velvetiers   Track Performer
Lenny Capello   Track Performer
Joe Jones   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tommy Ridgley   Contributor
Eddie Bo   Contributor
Irma Thomas   Contributor
Roy Byrd   Composer
Jeff Hannusch   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Ron Levy   Contributor
Professor Longhair   Producer
Bobby Mitchell   Contributor
Wardell Quezergue   Arranger
Johnson   Contributor
D. Johnson   Composer
Henry Roeland Byrd   Composer
Velvetiers   Contributor
Traditional   Composer
Joe Jones   Contributor

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