Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Professor Longhair: Mardi Gras In Baton Rouge (Rhino)

Don Snowden, Rhino, 1991

AHH, YES, THE virtues of the repertoire.

Admittedly, it's a foreign concept these days, when artists are almost universally expected to write and perform fresh material rather than re-interpret a body of work. The latter approach seems hopelessly outdated and usually for good reason – there's nothing worse than people resting on their laurels and coasting through a career on the coattails of a particular song or sound that hit the mark ages ago.

Total word count of piece: 1577

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.

Login


Login via your library

If your local library has signed up with Rock's Backpages, please enter your card number below: