Introducing some of the best of New Orleans R&B. James Booker, Earl King and Professor Longhair
Included is the music from one of the most flamboyant New Orleans pianists in recent memory, James Booker was a major influence on the local rhythm & blues scene in the ’50s and ’60s.
He is a performer and a songwriter, guitarist Earl King was a leading New Orleans R&B force for more than four decades. Writing with such greats as Fats Domino and Professor Longhair
Finally the founding father of New Orleans R&B, Roy “Professor Longhair” Byrd. Longhair brought an irresistible Caribbean feel to his playing whose Latin-tinged rhumba-rocking piano style and croaking, yodeling vocals were as singular and spicy as the second-line beats that power his hometown’s musical heartbeat.