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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 Festival.

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  • Avatar for ladidavid
    PERFECT
  • Avatar for lossless777
    Happy Birthday, Fess!
  • Avatar for kell_salvador
    Can't stop listening to this genius of a man. Most infectious piano blues ever.
  • Avatar for leeds_manc
    esunsalmista: N'awlins baby :)
  • Avatar for uh_oh_jlm
    Style for days and days and days.
  • Avatar for SimonePerrota
    Fantastic profile picture
  • Avatar for josernoya
    King Longhair
  • Avatar for esunsalmista
    Where was the world hiding this phenomenon?!
  • Avatar for Halfthatswhole
    "Forget every thing you've been told about Jesus, Buddha, Allah, there's only God, and his name is Professor Longhair" - Davis McAlary
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    "Ball the wall" should be in 1st place

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