Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology

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All Music Guide - Bill Dahl
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...
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All Music Guide - Bill Dahl
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/1993
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227150228
  • Catalog Number: 71502

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bald Head - Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers (2:30)
  2. 2 Hadacol Bounce - Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers (3:04)
  3. 3 Tipitina (2:39)
  4. 4 In the Night - Professor Longhair & His Blues Scholars (2:33)
  5. 5 Ball the Wall (3:19)
  6. 6 Who's Been Fooling You (2:11)
  7. 7 Hey Now Baby (2:57)
  8. 8 Hey Little Girl (3:03)
  9. 9 Walk Your Blues Away - Professor Longhair & His Blues Scholars (2:57)
  10. 10 She Walks Right In - Roy Byrd (2:51)
  11. 11 Willie Mae (2:49)
  12. 12 Professor Longhair Blues - Professor Longhair & His Blues Scholars (2:30)
  13. 13 Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand (2:14)
  14. 14 No Buts, No Maybes (2:12)
  15. 15 Misery (2:01)
  16. 16 Looka, No Hair (2:07)
  17. 17 Cuttin' Out (2:39)
  18. 18 Go To The Mardi Gras (2:48)
  19. 19 There Is Something On Your Mind (3:06)
  20. 20 Big Chief, Pt. 2 (2:34)
  21. 21 Hey Little Girl (3:17)
  22. 22 Hey Now Baby - Professor Longhair & His Blues Scholars (4:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mardi Gras in New Orleans (2:56)
  2. 2 Junco Partner (3:29)
  3. 3 How Long Has That Train Been Gone (3:31)
  4. 4 Stag-O-Lee (2:58)
  5. 5 Meet Me Tomorrow Night (3:17)
  6. 6 (They Call Me) Dr. Professor Longhair (4:17)
  7. 7 Mess Around (2:37)
  8. 8 Cry to Me (3:38)
  9. 9 Whole Lotta Lovin' (3:49)
  10. 10 Every Day I Have the Blues (7:18)
  11. 11 Got My Mojo Working (4:46)
  12. 12 Thank You Pretty Baby (3:56)
  13. 13 Sick and Tired (3:15)
  14. 14 Mean Old World (2:42)
  15. 15 Tipitina (3:35)
  16. 16 Big Chief (7:52)
  17. 17 Rum and Coca-Cola (2:28)
  18. 18 Boogie Woogie (4:33)
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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, 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 Jr. 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 Jr. 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
Al Miller Drums
Technical Credits
Earl King Composer
Memphis Slim Composer
Robert Palmer Composer
Joe Strummer Composer
Pinetop Smith Composer
Alvin Batiste Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Earl Gaines Composer
Herb Abramson Producer
Joe Assunto Producer
Roy Byrd Composer
Peter Chatman Composer
Johnny Colla Composer
Quint Davis Producer
Fats Domino Composer
Kevin Eggers Producer
Ahmet Ertegun Producer
Bob Fisher Remastering
Albert Goldman Producer
Topper Headon Composer
Steve Hodge Reissue Producer
Frosty Horton Reissue Producer
Bruce Iglauer Producer
Mick Jones Composer
Allison Kaslow Producer
Andy Kaslow Producer
B.B. King Composer
Huey Lewis Composer
Professor Longhair Composer
Murray Nash Producer
Wardell Quezergue Arranger, Composer, Horn Arrangements
Joe Ruffino Producer
Paul Simonon Composer
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
Querzerque Composer
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