Professor Longhair

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Pianist, Songwriter, Singer(1918–1980)
Professor Longhair is an African American singer and songwriter who helped shape New Orleans jazz and blues during the 1940's.

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Professor Longhair is an African American singer and songwriter who helped shape New Orleans jazz and blues during the 1940's. He is known for his signature piano style and has been called the "Bach of Rock and Roll" by Allen Toussaint. His first and only hit song was "Bald Head" recorded in 1950. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1981.

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