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Guitar Slim Jr. – The Story of My Life | mxdwn Music

Downright Dirty Blues Guitar Like his pioneering father, Guitar Slim, before him, Rodney Armstrong (aka “Guitar Slim Jr.”) has garnered a reputation for playing downright dirty blues guitar, with some soul repertoire mixed in. Although there aren’t a lot of recordings to his name, his album The Story of My Life was nominated[…]

Graded on a Curve: New in Stores, April 2017 | The Vinyl District

Guitar Slim Jr., The Story of My Life (Orleans) Although some peg him as a one hit wonder, Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones was a highly influential guitarist, and nowhere more so than on his son; this 1988 debut LP by Guitar Slim Jr. (born Rodney Glenn Armstrong) features seven of his dad’s[…]

TVD Radar: Orleans Records reissues debut from Guitar Slim Jr. on Vinyl for the first time | The Vinyl District

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Orleans Records will be re-releasing The Story Of My Life, the Grammy-nominated debut album from singer-guitarist Guitar Slim Jr. on Record Store Day, April 22, distributed by Select-O-Hits. This will mark the album’s first-ever release on vinyl and its first re-issue on CD since the late 1980s. Slim Jr. aka Rodney[…]

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[…]