Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology

Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology

by Professor Longhair
     
 
The rhumba-rocking rhythms of Roy "Professor Longhair" Byrd live on throughout Rhino's 40-track retrospective of the New Orleans icon's amazing legacy. Most of the seminal stuff arrives early on: "Bald Head," the rollicking ode cut for Mercury in 1950, is followed by a raft of classics from his 1949 and 1953 Atlantic dates ("Tipitina," "Ball the Wall," "Who's Been

Overview

The rhumba-rocking rhythms of Roy "Professor Longhair" Byrd live on throughout Rhino's 40-track retrospective of the New Orleans icon's amazing legacy. Most of the seminal stuff arrives early on: "Bald Head," the rollicking ode cut for Mercury in 1950, is followed by a raft of classics from his 1949 and 1953 Atlantic dates ("Tipitina," "Ball the Wall," "Who's Been Fooling You"), the storming 1957 "No Buts, No Maybes," and "Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand" for Ebb, and his beloved "Go to the Mardi Gras" as waxed for Ron in 1959. The second disc is a hodgepodge of material from the Professor's '70s comeback, all of it wonderful in its own way but not as essential as the early work.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/1993
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227150228
catalogNumber:
71502

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Bald Head
  2. Hadacol Bounce
  3. Tipitina
  4. In the Night
  5. Ball the Wall
  6. Who's Been Fooling You
  7. Hey Now Baby
  8. Hey Little Girl
  9. Walk Your Blues Away
  10. She Walks Right In
  11. Willie Mae
  12. Professor Longhair Blues
  13. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
  14. No Buts, No Maybes
  15. Misery
  16. Looka, No Hair
  17. Cuttin' Out
  18. Go To The Mardi Gras
  19. There Is Something On Your Mind
  20. Big Chief, Pt. 2
  21. Hey Little Girl
  22. Hey Now Baby

Disc 2

  1. Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  2. Junco Partner
  3. How Long Has That Train Been Gone
  4. Stag-O-Lee
  5. Meet Me Tomorrow Night
  6. (They Call Me) Dr. Professor Longhair
  7. Mess Around
  8. Cry to Me
  9. Whole Lotta Lovin'
  10. Every Day I Have the Blues
  11. Got My Mojo Working
  12. Thank You Pretty Baby
  13. Sick and Tired
  14. Mean Old World
  15. Tipitina
  16. Big Chief
  17. Rum and Coca-Cola
  18. Boogie Woogie

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Professor Longhair   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Snooks Eaglin   Guitar
Earl King   Vocals,Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument)
Lee Allen   Tenor Saxophone
Dr. John   Guitar,Electric Piano,Vocals
Art Neville   Organ
Robert Parker   Alto Saxophone
Tony Dagradi   Tenor Saxophone
Tuts Washington   Piano,Piano (Upright)
Alvin Batiste   Tenor Saxophone
George Davis   Bass
Wendell Eugene   Trombone
Rozalin Woods   Background Vocals
Justin Adams   Guitar
Morris Bechamin   Tenor Saxophone
Warren Bell   Alto Saxophone
Edgar Blanchard   Bass
Carl Blouin   Baritone Saxophone
Warren Bokes   Trombone
John Boudreaux   Drums
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Guitar
Charles Burbeck   Tenor Saxophone
Roland Byrd   Vocals,Track Performer
Roy Byrd   Piano,Vocals
Manuel Crusto   Tenor Saxophone
Julius Farmer   Bass
Frank Fields   Bass
Clarence Ford   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Will Harvey   Guitar
Will Harvey   Bass
Eddie Hines   Trombone
Smokey Johnson   Drums
Edward "Kidd" Jordan   Baritone Saxophone
Waldron "Frog" Joseph   Trombone
Wendell Joseph   Trombone
Jerry Jumonville   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Andy Kaslow   Tenor Saxophone
Clyde Kerr   Trumpet
Steve Madaio   Trumpet
Curtis Mitchell   Bass
Ziggy Modeliste   Drums
Roy Montrell   Guitar
Jim Moore   Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Nash   Trumpet
Walter Nelson   Guitar
Leo Nocentelli   Guitar
Earl Palmer   Drums
Richard Payne   Bass
Nat Perrilliat   Tenor Saxophone
George Porter   Bass,Tambourine
Sidney Quezergue   Percussion,Shaker
Alfred "Uganda" Roberts   Conga
Alvin Robinson   Guitar
Shiba   Drums
Willie Singleton   Trumpet
Jessica Smith   Background Vocals
Fred Staehle   Drums
Emery Thompson   Trumpet
Allen Toussaint   Electric Piano
Alvin "Red" Tyler   Baritone Saxophone
Johnny Vidacovich   Drums
David Lee Watson   Bass
John Woodrow   Drums
Jesse Smith   Background Vocals
Charles "Hungry" Williams   Drums
Big Will Harvey   Guitar
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers   Track Performer
David Lee   Drums
Miller   Drums

Technical Credits

Earl King   Composer
Memphis Slim   Composer
Robert Palmer   Composer
Pinetop Smith   Composer
Alvin Batiste   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Herb Abramson   Producer
Joe Assunto   Producer
Roy Byrd   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Quint Davis   Producer
Fats Domino   Composer
Kevin Eggers   Producer
Ahmet Ertegun   Producer
Albert Goldman   Producer
Steve Hodge   Reissue Producer
Frosty Horton   Reissue Producer
Bruce Iglauer   Producer
Allison Kaslow   Producer
Andy Kaslow   Producer
Professor Longhair   Composer
Murray Nash   Producer
Wardell Quezergue   Arranger,Composer,Horn Arrangements
Joe Ruffino   Producer
John Stedman   Producer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
George Winston   Reissue Producer
Geoff Gans   Artwork
Don Snowden   Liner Notes
Tom Sullivan   Producer
Henry Roeland Byrd   Composer
Preston Foster   Composer

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