Henry Roeland "Roy" Byrd (December 19, 1918 – January 30, 1980), better known as Professor Longhair or "Fess" for short, was a New Orleans blues singer and pianist. He was active in two distinct periods, first in the heyday of early rhythm and blues and later in the resurgence of interest in traditional jazz after the founding of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1970. His piano style has been described as "instantly recognizable, combining rumba, mambo, and calypso.
Album Crawfish Fiesta. Crawfish Fiesta Lyrics. Crawfish Fiesta" Track Info. Crawfish Fiesta Professor Longhair.
Professor Longhair - Crawfish Fiesta (Instrumental). Download MP3. Professor Longhair.
13. River's Invitation (Bonus Track). 13 Songs, 45 Minutes. Released: Sep 18, 2012. 2012 Alligator Records. Masters of the Last Century: Best of Professor Longhair. Big Easy Strut - The Essential Professor Longhair.
Crawfish Fiesta (CD, Album, RE). Irond, Alligator Records. Crawfish Fiesta (LP, Album). Atlas Record (2). LA23-3002.
Crawfish Fiesta is an album recorded in 1979 by Professor Longhair during his revival period only months before his death in January 1980 and released in 1980 by Alligator Records. It features a tight band (three horns and a guitar) and Dr. John as guest guitarist. The album was recorded at the SeaSaint Studios in New Orleans and won the first . Handy Blues Album of the Year award in 1980. All tracks composed by Roy Byrd; except where indicated.
Album by Professor Longhair. Something on Your Mind. You're Driving Me Crazy. Willie Fugal's Blues. It's My Fault, Darling. In the Wee Wee Hours. Cry to Me. Bald Head.