Atlantic's distinctive red-and-black label was affixed to history-making vinyl from the likes of John Coltrane, Professor Longhair
, the Coasters, King Curtis, Otis Redding, Ornette Coleman, the Drifters, Charles Mingus, Freddie King, Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
There was "Jeff" the Pug/Chihuahua mix, "Randy" the longhair
orange tabby, "Zoom Zoom" the kitten, and "Cosmo" the senior dog.
A conversation with Croce alights on Professor Longhair
, Nick Drake, Miles Davis, Graham Nash, the Meters and Terry Reid, among others.
She has appeared in film roles and stage musicals and has appeared with countless musical giants from Jay McShann, Dr John (who is back at the Opera House later this year) and Professor Longhair
, to Harry `Sweets' Edison and the UK's own Humphrey Littleton.
The disc features Connick's longstanding big band in a similar mix of New Orleans classics, including compositions by New Orleans legends Armstrong ("Someday You'll Be Sorry"), Sidney Bechet ("Petite Fleur"), Paul Barbarin ("Bourbon Street Parade") and Professor Longhair
("Mardi Gras in New Orleans") as well as three Connick originals.
There have been countless New Orleans r&b compilations, but this splendid four-parter is more broad-minded than most, taking in 85 tracks by past, present and future Crescent City groove genies Louis Armstrong, Professor Longhair
The televised show will feature highlights from the contest, including the awarding of top honors "Best in Show" and the highest-scoring longhair
and shorthair kittens and longhair
and shorthair cats in both the Championship and Premiership categories.
Chicago's blues, boogie woogie, jazz and gospel pianists influenced Ray Charles as well as New Orleans r&b greats like Fats Domino, Professor Longhair
and James Booker, and all kinds of jazz players.
The New Orleans catalog includes rare and unreleased music from Professor Longhair
, James Booker, Earl King and George Porter of the Meters, among others.
It's the same environment that spawned Professor Longhair
, the Meters, Lee Dorsey and other Big Easy music legends.
The album closes gently with "Blues for Fess, Beloved," a eulogy for Professor Longhair
that leaves each note hanging in the air reverberating, thoughts offered to fallen friends and a region and a city struggling to get back on its feet.
, ``Big Chief'' and ``Rum & Coke'': The amazingly inventive New Orleans piano man in two top-notch reissues.