professor longhair http://wwno.org en New Orleans Piano Legend's Home Finally Restored After Katrina http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-piano-legends-home-finally-restored-after-katrina Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Professor Longhair's house has been saved. Now, last year we brought you a story about the piano legend and the nationwide effort to rebuild his home following Hurricane Katrina. Henry Roeland Byrd, better known as Professor Longhair, is widely considered to be the father of modern New Orleans music. He died in 1980, but at carnival time especially, it's evident that Professor Longhair's influence endures. Now, his house will too. Sun, 02 Mar 2014 00:53:27 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 54985 at http://wwno.org Major Renovations To Professor Longhair's House Provide Home To Family, Fans http://wwno.org/post/major-renovations-professor-longhairs-house-provide-home-family-fans <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The descendants of New Orleans’ renowned rhythm and blues pianist Professor Longhair will soon be back in their Central City house again. A major renovation has made it possible for his family and fans to have a permanent home.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Stooges Brass Band welcomed dozens of people attending the unveiling of Professor Longhair’s house.</span></p><p>The one and only home ever purchased by the music legend has been renovated. His daughter, Pat Byrd, and grandson Ardell, are moving back in this week.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:48:57 +0000 Eileen Fleming 54874 at http://wwno.org Professor Longhair's Legacy http://wwno.org/post/professor-longhairs-legacy-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The name that our musical guests have most consistently mentioned is Professor Longhair. It began, well, at the beginning. Longhair, whose friends call him </span>Fess<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, figured into the very first answer from the very first guest on the very first <em>Music Inside Out</em>.</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:21:31 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 54400 at http://wwno.org Summer Songs: Professor Longhair's Daughter http://wwno.org/post/summer-songs-professor-longhairs-daughter Tell Me More's 'Summer Songs' series samples new versions of old classics. This week, Gwen Thompkins, host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, shares a daughter's rendition of her father's song: Henry Roeland 'Professor Longhair' Byrd's Cry to Me. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:58:00 +0000 Michele Norris & Gwen Thompkins 42811 at http://wwno.org Preserving The Home, And History, Of New Orleans' Piano Professor http://wwno.org/post/preserving-home-and-history-new-orleans-piano-professor On the tough side of Terpsichore Street in New Orleans stands a duplex — a two-story, wood-framed building with wood floors, high ceilings and a nice fireplace. But this old house is empty: no furniture, no walls, no electricity, no toilet. Iron bars hide the windows; there's a lockbox on the door. The facade is three different shades of <em>blecch</em>, <em>blurgh</em> and <em>blah</em>. Sat, 05 Jan 2013 07:03:00 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 26352 at http://wwno.org Professor Longhair's Legacy http://wwno.org/post/professor-longhairs-legacy <p></p><p>This year, the name that our musical guests have most consistently mentioned is Professor Longhair. It began, well, at the beginning. Longhair, whose friends call him Fess, figured into the very first answer from the very first guest on the very first <em>Music Inside Out</em>. &nbsp;</p><p>Since then, others have conjured his name when describing the best of New Orleans music. As it turns out, Longhair — who died in 1980 — remains a guiding spirit to musicians and music lovers everywhere. So as a matter of duty and privilege, we're spreading the joy.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 22982 at http://wwno.org