Professor Longhair ‎– The Last Mardi Gras

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“Recorded By The Infamous Albert Goldman (Of The Lives Of John Lennon Fame), The Last Mardi Gras Is A Phenomenal Document Of Professor Longhair's Talents. The Sound Quality Is Impressive, But What Truly Puts The Show Over Is Longhair's Energy. Even At 59 Years Old, He Still Sounds As Feisty As Ever, Unleashing Torrents Of Piano Grooves On "Mess Around," Wailing Mournfully On "Everyday (I Have The Blues)," And Delivering One Of The Wildest Versions Of "Got My Mojo Working" Ever Performed. Backed By A Solid Band That Includes A Crack Rhythm Section And Two Sterling Sax Players, And Surrounded By An Enthusiastic Hometown Crowd, Longhair Comes Alive In A Way That Surpasses Even His Best Studio Recordings. (It's Even More Endearing To Hear The Professor Murmur A Quiet, Heartfelt "Thank You" After Each Song.) The Song Listing Is Well-Chosen, Mixing Impressive Covers Like "Stag-O-Lee" And "Jambalaya" With Most Of Longhair's Best Songs, Including A Version Of "Bald Head" That Rivals The Original Studio Take. The Last Mardi Gras Is As Definitive A Professor Longhair Album As Any Compilation, And Both Fans And Newcomers Should Do Their Best To Find This Incredible Document.” Victor W. Valdivia, AMG.

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Big Chief 3:54
Jambalaya 4:32
Mess Around 3:39
Cry To Me 3:45
Rum & Coca Cola 2:28
Got My Mojo Working 4:48
Everyday I Have The Blues 7:00
Doin' It 5:00
Gone So Long 5:04
She Walks Right In 6:51
Shake, Rattle & Roll
Hey Now Baby 4:38
Bald Head 4:34
Stag-O-Lee 4:46
Tipitina 4:40
Her Mind Is Gone 4:48
How Long Has That Train Been Gone 5:40
Boogie Woogie (Instrumental) 3:30
Carnival In New Orleans 2:51

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AD 2-4001, SD 2-4001 Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras(2xLP, Album) Atlantic/Deluxe, Atlantic/Deluxe AD 2-4001, SD 2-4001 US 1982 Sell This Version
AD 2-4001 Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras(2xLP, Album) Atlantic/Deluxe AD 2-4001 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
AD 2-4001, SD 2-4001 Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras(2xLP, Album) Atlantic/Deluxe, Atlantic/Deluxe AD 2-4001, SD 2-4001 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
P-5609/10 Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras(2xLP, Album) Atlantic/Deluxe P-5609/10 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
ATL 60 164, (SD2-4001) Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras(2xLP, Album, Gat) Atlantic/Deluxe, Atlantic/Deluxe ATL 60 164, (SD2-4001) Europe 1982 Sell This Version
AD 2-4001, SD 2-4001 Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras(2xLP, Album, NO ) Atlantic/Deluxe, Atlantic/Deluxe AD 2-4001, SD 2-4001 US 1982 Sell This Version
P-5609/10, SD 2-4001 Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras(2xLP, Album, Promo) Atlantic/Deluxe, Atlantic/Deluxe P-5609/10, SD 2-4001 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
CS 2-4001 Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras(Cass, Album) Atlantic/Deluxe, Atlantic/Deluxe CS 2-4001 US 1982 Sell This Version
WQCP-1284/5 Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras(2xCD, Album, RE) Atlantic WQCP-1284/5 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
RGM-0222 Professor Longhair The Last Mardi Gras(2xCD, Album, Gat) Real Gone Music RGM-0222 US 2014 Sell This Version

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