Album of the Day
New Orleans Piano (Mono)
Roy Byrd, aka Professor Longhair, was one of New Orleans' greatest pianists, influencing a generation of players including Fats Domino and Dr. John. The 1972 compilation NEW ORLEANS PIANO features Fess' complete recordings for Atlantic Records, and shows the master in his prime with such studio aces as saxophonist Lee Allen and drummer Earl Palmer in support. Cut during sessions in 1949 and 1953, these 16 tracks include such Crescent City classics as “Tipitina,” “Mardi Gras In New Orleans” and “Ball The Wall,” and are guaranteed to get your toes tapping. Cited by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time, NEW ORLEANS PIANO is an essential purchase for anyone interested in the roots of rock 'n' roll.