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Professor Longhair - The Last Mardi Gras FLAC album


Performer: Professor Longhair
Genre: Soul and Funk music / Blues
Title: The Last Mardi Gras
Country: US
Released: 1982
Style: Rhythm & Blues, Bayou Funk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1322 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1781 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1337 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 554
Other Formats: VQF MP2 AHX MPC WAV AU MP3

Recorded live at the Tipitina Club, New Orleans, Louisiana on February 3 & 4, 1978.

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.

Nevertheless, his Longhair is better performed (as well as much better recorded) than Nighthawk's Mardi Gras in New Orleans oldies and a lot steadier than Harvest's Live on the Queen Mary. And though the hard, punchy drive of Alligator's Crawfish Fiesta makes for a more consistently exciting record, the lazy insouciance of the tempos and horn parts here sure feels like New Orleans to me. A.

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It sounds fantastic on paper: Record Professor Longhair live, at a hometown club, with a professional mobile studio. Capture the man in his element with pristine fidelity, playing a classic club set towards the end of his life. The actual results are substantially less exciting.

Professor Longhair (December 19, 1918 – January 30, 1980; born Henry Roeland Byrd, also known as Roy "Bald Head" Byrd and as Fess) was a New Orleans blues singer and pianist. Professor Longhair is noteworthy for having been active in two distinct periods, both in the heyday of early rhythm and blu. ore . Year: 1982. Style:MLA Chicago APA. "The Last Mardi Gras Album. Missing lyrics by Professor Longhair? Know any other songs by Professor Longhair?

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Big Chief
Written-By – Gaines*, W. Quezergue*
3:54
A2 Jambalaya
Written-By – Hank Williams
4:32
A3 Mess Around
Written-By – A. Ertegun*
3:39
A4 Cry To Me
Written-By – B. Russell*
3:45
A5 Rum & Coca Cola
Written-By – Sullavan*, Amsterdam*, Baron*
2:28
B1 Got My Mojo Working
Written-By – McKinley Morganfield
4:48
B2 Everyday I Have The Blues
Written-By – P. Chatman*
7:00
B3 Doin' It
Written-By – Henry Roeland Byrd
5:00
B4 Gone So Long
Written-By – Roy Byrd
5:04
C1a She Walks Right In
Written-By – Roy Byrd
6:51
C1b Shake, Rattle & Roll
Written-By – Charles E. Calhoun*
C2 Hey Now Baby
Written-By – Roy Byrd
4:38
C3 Bald Head
Written-By – Roy Byrd
4:34
C4 Stag-O-Lee
Arranged By – Henry Roeland ByrdWritten-By – Traditional
4:46
D1 Tipitina
Written-By – Roy Byrd
4:40
D2 Her Mind Is Gone
Written-By – Roy Byrd
4:48
D3 How Long Has That Train Been Gone
Written-By – Roy Byrd
5:40
D4 Boogie Woogie (Instrumental)
Written-By – Roy Byrd
3:30
D5 Carnival In New Orleans
Written-By – Roy Byrd, T. Terry*
2:51

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Distributed By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic

Credits

  • Bass – George Davis
  • Congas – Alfred "Uganda" Roberts*
  • Drums – David Lee
  • Executive-Producer – Kevin Eggers
  • Guitar – "Big Will" Harvey*
  • Mastered By – George Piros
  • Mixed By – Cosimo V. Matassa
  • Producer, Liner Notes – Albert Goldman
  • Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Anthony Dagradi*
  • Tenor Saxophone – Andrew Kaslow*
  • Vocals, Piano – Professor Longhair

Notes

NO UPC/Barcode on cover.
Label matrices have Presswell PR suffix.

Recorded live at the Tipitina Club, New Orleans, Louisiana on February 3 & 4, 1978. Mixed at Sea-Saint Recording Studio Inc., New Orleans, LA.
Mastered at Atlantic Studios, NYC.
Dedicated to the memory of Tom Sullivan.
[W logo] A Warner Communications Company
℗ 1982 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
© 1982 Atlantic Recording Corporation Printed in U.S.A.

℗ 1982 Atlantic for the U.S.

Gatefold sleeve, transparent antistatic inner sleeves with printed “Atlantic/Deluxe” logo.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side label): ST-A-814839-PR
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side label): ST-A-814840-PR
  • Matrix / Runout (C Side label): ST-A-814841-PR
  • Matrix / Runout (D Side label): ST-A-814842-PR

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AD 2-4001, SD 2-4001 Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras ‎(2xLP, Album) Atlantic/Deluxe, Atlantic/Deluxe AD 2-4001, SD 2-4001 US 1982
ATL 60 164, (SD2-4001) Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Atlantic/Deluxe, Atlantic/Deluxe ATL 60 164, (SD2-4001) Europe 1982
AD 2-4001 Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras ‎(2xLP, Album) Atlantic/Deluxe AD 2-4001 New Zealand 1982
AD 2-4001, SD 2-4001 Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras ‎(2xLP, Album) Atlantic/Deluxe, Atlantic/Deluxe AD 2-4001, SD 2-4001 Canada 1982
RGM-0222 Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras ‎(2xCD, Album, Gat) Real Gone Music RGM-0222 US 2014