|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Category: Early Influence
Inducted in: 1992
Inducted by: Aaron Neville
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1999 (ranked #24 in the Influences - Pre-Rock Era category) .
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One of my recent musical discoveries is this unique New Orleans pianist who fused boogie woogie jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and Louisiana blues into an irresistible package. Professor Longhair possessed stellar piano-playing skills and a hoarse, but refined voice. Along with Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Dr. John, and Fats Domino, he is among the greatest exponents of New Orleans-originated music. There's a sense of fun in 'Fess's music, and I'm glad he was inducted as an Early Influence.
Posted by Zach on Friday, 11.8.13 @ 13:07pm
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