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Professor Longhair

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.
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DISCOGRAPHY
1998: ''byrd lives!''
1996: ''Fess' Gumbo''
1993: ''Big Chief''
1991: ''Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge''
1985: ''Rock 'n' Roll Gumbo'' listen full album
1980: ''Crawfish Fiesta''
1972: ''New Orleans Piano''
''Rum and Coke''