Thursday, July 12, 2018

Look It There

Professor Longhair : Baldhead

In 1978 New Orleans piano legend Professor Longhair toured Europe playing the kinds of sets most of his hometown audiences still took for granted. Longhair would whistle, sing, stomp his feet through a set of his best known songs ("Tipitina","Mess Around", "Big Chief"). He would die in 1980, a few year before I wound up in New Orleans, having no idea what I missed.

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