Henry Roeland "Roy" Byrd, better known as Professor Longhair, was an influential musical talent in early New Orleans rhythm and blues. This collection of photographs and memories documents Fess's role in New Orleans music and popular American music in general. Along with vintage photos, short essays chronicle his impact on performers and music professionals including Robert Parker, Charles Connor, "Hungry" Williams, Jerry Wexler, Dr. John, Wardell Quezergue, Art Neville, and Alvin Batiste. Excerpts from articles published around the world round out this fascinating glimpse into the mystique surrounding this influential figure.
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1455624591
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
- Publisher : Pelican; Revised, Updated Edition (March 18, 2019)