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Professor Longhair and the Genius of American Synthesis | HuffPost

As the rhythms roll and tumble across the piano keyboard, sometimes it seems the world comes together in the hands of Henry Roeland Byrd, better known as Professor Longhair. Born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and raised in New Orleans, “Fess” first began teaching himself piano when he found a broken-down one[…]

Bentley’s Bandstand: June 2016 | The Morton Report

Professor Longhair, Live in Chicago. Talk about New Orleans, Roy “Professor Longhair” Byrd might be the ultimate musical ambassador to that fine burg that ever lived. Right up there with Fats Domino for sure. He created a crazed piano style that was equal parts rhythm & blues, stride, rhumba, and 100% personalized[…]

Professor Longhair: Live in Chicago | PopMatters

Henry Roeland Byrd, the New Orleans pianist known to the world as Professor Longhair, has been dead for 35 years. But he’s by no means forgotten. At the recently concluded (and rain-sodden) Jazz and Heritage Festival, there he was above the Arcura stage — or rather, an image of him[…]

Unreleased live Professor Longhair album made available | Jazz FM

An unreleased live album from one of New Orleans’ greatest musicians, Professor Longhair, is to be released. ‘Live at the University of Chicago Folk Festival – February 1, 1976’ is an unreleased radio broadcast aired by a Chicago radio station. It features Professor Longhair on piano, vocals and whistling, guitarists[…]