The last, best album by the master musician who virtually invented New Orleans rock'n'roll piano. With Dr. John. W.C. Handy Award winner for Best Blues Album of the Year. "A masterpiece"--VILLAGE VOICE
Professor Longhair was a master of joyful, rollicking New Orleans rhythm & blues. Crawfish Fiesta, cut in 1979, is considered the finest album of his career. It highlights his signature one-of-a-kind rhumba-blues piano style and wild vocals. Cut with his regular touring band plus Dr. John on guitar, it’s a Blues Music Award winner, and called “a masterpiece” by the Village Voice.
WINNER OF THE 1980 BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR "CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR"
All songs Byrd, Professor Longhair Music except as indicated.
Professor Longhair: Piano,Vocals
Mac "Dr. John" Rebbenack: Guitar
Tony Dagradi: Tenor Saxophone
Andy Kaslow: Tenor Saxophone
Jim Moore: Baritone Saxophone
Alfred "Uganda" Roberts: Conga
Johnny Vidacovich: Drums
David Lee Watson: Bass
Horns arranged by Tony Dagradi and Andy Kaslow
Produced by Bruce Iglauer, Andy Kaslow and Allison Kaslow
Invaluable production assistance by Mac Rebennack
Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans, LA
Engineer by Fred Breitberg
Associate Engingeer Skip Goodwin
Mixed at Curtom Studios, Chicago, IL
Mixed by Fred Breitberg and Bruce Iglauer
Album design by Ross & Harvey Inc.
Photos by Michael Smith
Liner notes by Mindy Giles and Tad Jones
Special thanks to Tad Jones, Jon Foose, Parker Dinkins and Roy Filson
Very Good Plus (VG+)
Very Good (VG)
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