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Crawfish Fiesta
Professor Longhair
Crawfish Fiesta
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in miniature LP sleeve. 2007.


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All Artists: Professor Longhair
Title: Crawfish Fiesta
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Alligator Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, New Orleans Blues, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 014551471820


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Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in miniature LP sleeve. 2007.

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The very definition of blues piano!
Darren Burton | Ogden, Utah United States | 08/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

This is Professor Longhair's best album and unfortunately it was his last. Professor Longhair is the very essence of New Orleans blues. He was Dr. John's mentor, who also was Professor Longhair's studio guitarist, before he dedicated himself to the piano and had a career of his own.

Crawfish Fiesta is my favorite blues album. It is full of energy and is just full of life and fun. Buy this album and take a virtual trip to New Orleans."
Fess Rules
S J Buck | Kent, UK | 03/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the last record officially recorded by the great Professor Longhair. If you don't know Fess was the Godfather of post 1940's New Orleans Piano. From somewhere he virtually invented a new style that Dr John, Allen Toussaint, James Booker (and the UK's Jools Holland) all borrowed from to differing degrees. Willie Fugal's Blues perhaps represent this best on this album. This is solo Piano except for added Conga.
His vocal style is also quite unique as well. Deceptively simple which occasionally becomes a sort of yodel.
This is a joyous record with 3 Sax players, a conga player and Dr John on Guitar. The recording quality is very good, as this was recorded in 1979 or 1980.
Rock n Roll, Blues and Jazz fans will all like this album. If you've just spent a difficult half hour trying to enjoy a late Coltrane album, this is such a relief.
Treat yourself to this recording.
Must Have
Smitty | Alexandria, VA | 10/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you were to purchase only two Professor Longhair discs, this is a must own - the other being Rock 'n Roll Gumbo. Take note on guitar is Mac Rebenack aka Dr John. Song listing is not in the correct order with the liner notes, but the order is correct as printed on the CD. Excellent album of beautiful music."