New Orleans Piano

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New Orleans Piano
Professor Longhair-New Orleans Piano (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Professor Longhair
Released1972
RecordedNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
November 1953 (Tracks 1–5)
November 1949 (Tracks 6–16)
GenreBlues
Length43:04
LabelAtlantic
ProducerAhmet Ertegün, Jerry Wexler
(Tracks 1–5)
Ahmet Ertegün, Herb Abramson
(Tracks 6–16)
Professor Longhair chronology
New Orleans Piano
(1972)
Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

New Orleans Piano is a 1972 album by Professor Longhair. It consists of material previously released by Atlantic Records recorded in 1949 and 1953 plus alternate takes.[2]

The 1953 recording of "Tipitina" was added to the US National Recording Registry in 2011.[3]

In 2003, the album was ranked number 220 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Roy Byrd (Professor Longhair)

  1. "In the Night" – 2:33
  2. "Tipitina" – 2:39
  3. "Tipitina [*]" – 2:24
  4. "Ball the Wall" – 3:20
  5. "Who's Been Fooling You" – 2:12
  6. "Hey Now Baby" – 2:57
  7. "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" – 2:55
  8. "She Walks Right In [*]" – 3:09
  9. "Hey Little Girl" – 3:03
  10. "Willie Mae" – 2:49
  11. "Walk Your Blues Away" – 2:57
  12. "Professor Longhair Blues" – 2:29
  13. "Boogie Woogie" – 2:41
  14. "Longhair's Blues-Rhumba" – 3:14
  15. "Mardi Gras in New Orleans [*]" – 2:53
  16. "She Walks Right In" – 2:48

Personnel[edit]

Tracks 1–5[edit]

Tracks 6–16[edit]

  • Roy Byrd – vocals, piano
  • Robert Parker – alto saxophone
  • Al Miller or John Woodrow – drums
  • Unknown – bass
  • Unknown (thought to be Charles Burbank (or Burbeck?) – tenor saxophone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "allmusic ((( New Orleans Piano > Overview )))". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  3. ^ "Registry Choices 2010: The National Recording Preservation Board (Library of Congress)". Loc.gov. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  4. ^ "The RS 500 Greatest Albums of All Time : Rolling Stone". rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  • Leadbitter, Mike (1989). New Orleans Piano. [CD liner notes]. Atlantic Jazz.