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The Longhair Legacy

Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 5 September 1982

MOST ROCK fans have never heard of Professor Longhair, but lots of their favorite musicians certainly have. The New Orleans-based piano I player, who died two years ago at 61, never enjoyed the rewards of a national hit, but his exuberant, rollicking style has endured. Atlantic has just issued The Last Mardi Gras, a double LP capturing Longhair’s 1978 performance at Tipitina’s, the New Orleans club named after one of this songs.

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