Professor Longhair

American pianist, vocalist and songwriter, Professor Longhair was born on December 19, 1918 in Bogalusa, Louisiana. He is considered the creator of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues and was musically active from 1949 to 1964. After a hiatus, he made a comeback in the early 1970s. Professor Longhair passed away on January 30, 1980 in New Orleans.

Inducted into the *Rock And Roll Hall of Fame* in 1992 for his early influence, Professor Longhair's unique style continues to inspire musicians today. His music embodies the vibrant spirit of New Orleans with its infectious rhythms and soulful melodies.

If you enjoy the sounds of *James Booker*, *Allen Toussaint*, or *Dr. John*, then you will definitely appreciate Professor Longhair's captivating performances. Other artists who share a similar musical style include *Snooks Eaglin*, *Earl King*, and *The Neville Brothers*. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of New Orleans music by exploring Professor Longhair's timeless discography.


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