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Henry Roeland "Roy" Byrd (December 19, 1918 – January 30, 1980), better known as Professor Longhair also known as "Fess", was a New Orleans rhythm & blues singer and pianist. Professor Longhair is noteworthy for having been active in two distinct periods, both in the heyday of early rhythm and blues, and in the resurgence of interest in traditional jazz after the founding of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage…

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  • Can't stop listening to this genius of a man. Most infectious piano blues ever.
  • esunsalmista: N'awlins baby :)
  • Style for days and days and days.
  • Fantastic profile picture
  • King Longhair
  • Where was the world hiding this phenomenon?!
  • "Forget every thing you've been told about Jesus, Buddha, Allah, there's only God, and his name is Professor Longhair" - Davis McAlary
  • "Ball the wall" should be in 1st place
  • so so good.

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