Professor Longhair Crawfish Fiesta on 180g LP from Alligator Records
Legendary Funk and R&B Pianist's Swan Song Deemed a "Masterpiece"
Backed by Tight Combo Featuring Horn Trio and Dr. John on Guitar
Alligator Records' All-Time Best-Seller Back in Print on Vinyl for First Time in More Than 20 Years
Savor the Sound: Remastered on 180g Vinyl with Bonus Track
Dr. John credited him with putting funk into music and called him the genre's "father." Allen Toussaint deemed him the "Bach of rock." Atlantic Records honcho Jerry Wexler anointed him the "original creator of the New Orleans piano style." The teacher of icons such as Fats Domino, James Booker, Dr. John, and more, Professor Longhair was never in better form than he is on this 1980 Alligator Records set, which also happens to be the Louisiana pioneer's swan song.
Backed by a taut combo featuring three horns and Dr. John on guitar, the Professor makes Solomon Burke's "Cry to Me" and Domino's "Whole Lotta Loving" his own on this album, which cooks with joyous rhythms, Southern blues, and plenty of Bayou spice. Longhair knows no bounds on vocals, as he sings, yodels, coos, whistles, and yelps passages with abandon, reinforcing the music's looseness.
Out of print on vinyl for more than 20 years, Alligator Records' all-time best-selling title, which Village Voice rightfully deemed "a masterpiece," is here remastered on 180g vinyl with a bonus track of Percy Mayfield's "River's Invitation." Come and get it!
Professor Longhair Crawfish Fiesta Track Listing:
1. Big Chief
2. Her Mind Is Gone
3. Something On Your Mind
4. You’re Driving Me Crazy
5. Red Beans
6. Willie Fugal’s Blues
7. It’s My Fault, Darling
8. In The Wee Wee Hours
9. Cry To Me
10. Bald Head
11. Whole Lotta Loving
12. Crawfish Fiesta
13. River’s Invitation *
* previously unreleased rehearsal recording