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The Bach Of Rock

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The Bach Of Rock
The Bach Of Rock


An exciting 2 cd collection / 36 Tracks of studio and live recordings. Almost every musical history contains at least one crucial forebear whose inventions were too bold to translate to a broad audience, but who was nonetheless a profound influence on subsequent generations, and therefore changed the culture at an odd remove'a musician's musician". In the nineteen-forties and fifties, that was Fess's stature. Roy Byrd aka Professor Longhair, his legacy looms larger than any other musical figure with the possible exception of Louis Armstrong. On THE BACH OF ROCK, Longhair bounces buoyantly through old favorites while adding some new songs into the mix. Fess's infectious vocals, jaunty ivory-tickling, and funky groove provide the ultimate soundtrack to the Crescent City and show exactly why the city has the reputation that it does. This superb two-disc set repeats the Professor's signature style--a stomping left-hand bass and a right hand that flies all over the place--on classics such as "Rum & Coca Cola" "Junco Partner," and "Ball the Wall." It begins in the early '50s, when 'Fess called his band Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers, and ends in the '70s with an incredible, stretched-out live version of "Big Chief" and "Tipitina." A portion of the proceeds from this CD will be donated to The Greater New Orleans Foundation.


  1. Name
  2. Bald Head (She Aint Got No Hair)
  3. Mardi Gras In New Orleans
  4. Boyds Bounce
  5. Bye Bye Baby
  6. East St. Louis Baby
  7. Professor Longhairs Boogie
  8. Tipitina
  9. Big Chief
  10. Jambalaya
  11. Got My Mojo Workin
  12. How Long Has That Train Been Gone
  13. Rum & Coca-Cola
  14. Doin It
  15. Doin It Again
  16. Hey Now Baby
  17. Her Mind Is Gone
  18. Whole Lotta Lovin
  19. Woke Up This Morning (My Baby She Was Gone)
  20. Auld Lang Syne
  21. Mardis Gras In New Orleans (Instrumental)
  22. Tell Me Pretty Baby
  23. Mess Around
  24. Every Day I Have The Blues
  25. Im Movin On
  26. Cry To Me
  27. Gone So Long
  28. Stagger Lee
  29. Stompin With Fess
  30. Is Everything All Right?
  31. Junko Partner
  32. Rockin Pneumonia
  33. Lovely Lady
  34. She Walked Right In
  35. Since I Lost My Baby
  36. Untitled Instrumental
  37. Every Day I Have The Blues (Instrumental)

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