Professor Longhair – Mardi Gras In New Orleans – Complete Recordings 1949-1962
I don’t know that it’s that much of a stretch to suggest that if you don’t know Professor Longhair’s music, you don’t know American music. I think you CAN in fact probably make that statement.
Fortunately, thanks to this rock-solid remaster from Jasmine, you’re only 49 songs away from addressing this chasm in your ethnomusicological landscape.
The thing that will likely amaze you most when you listen to these songs is not how awesome they are—they are—but how familiar they seem.
Longhair is like that.