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Dr. John - 100% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: Blues Blues Cajun & Zydeco Cajun & Zydeco Electronic & Ambient Funk Jazz Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Booker - 84% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 8 November 1983, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. As an exceptionally talented child, Booker studied classical piano, but balanced his virtuosity with blues and boogie learned from Isidore ‘Tuts’ Washington and Edward Frank. In his early teens he appeared on radio WMRY and formed a band he called Booker Boy And The Rhyt Read more

Allen Toussaint - 73% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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14 January 1938, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This influential artist first came to prominence in the mid-50s as the touring piano player with Shirley And Lee. The duo’s producer, Dave Bartholomew, began using Toussaint on several recording sessions, including those of Smiley Lewis and, on a handful of occasions, Fats Domino. The artist’s solo debut came in 1958 wi Read more

Smiley Lewis - 71% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Overton Amos Lemons, 5 July 1913, DeQuincy, Louisiana, USA, d. 7 October 1966, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. While failing to gain the commercial plaudits his work deserved, this New Orleans-based artist was responsible for some of that city’s finest music. He made his recording debut, as Smiling Lewis, in 1947, but his strongest work appeared during the 50s. ‘The B Read more

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - 64% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: Blues Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Ernie K. Doe - 61% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Kermit Ruffins - 53% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: Jazz
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Lee Dorsey - 52% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Irving Lee Dorsey, 24 December 1926, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 1 December 1986, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. An ex-boxer (nicknamed ‘Kid Chocolate’) turned singer, Dorsey first recorded for Joe Banashak’s Instant label. One song, ‘Lottie Mo’, became a regional hit and led to a contract with Fury. The infectious ‘Ya Ya’ (1961) was a nu Read more

Earl King - 48% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: Blues Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Earl Silas Johnson IV, 7 February 1934, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 17 April 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The son of a blues pianist, King became an accomplished guitarist and singer with local bands before making his first recordings in 1953 for Savoy Records (‘Have You Gone Crazy’, credited to Earl Johnson) and Specialty Records (‘A Mother’s L Read more

Betty Harris - 45% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1943, Orlando, Florida, USA. A former maid to Big Maybelle, with whom she would duet onstage, Harris was subsequently signed to Jubilee Records where her version of Solomon Burke’s hit, ‘Cry To Me’, reached the US R&B Top 10 and national Top 30 in 1963. A follow-up, ‘His Kiss’, was a minor success, but this expressive singer matured upon signing Read more

Big Joe Turner - 41% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Vernon Turner, 18 May 1911, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 24 November 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. ‘Big’ Joe Turner (aka Big Vernon) began singing in local clubs in his early teens upon the death of his father, and at the age of 15 teamed up with pianist Pete Johnson. Their professional relationship lasted on-and-off for over 40 years. During the lat Read more

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - 41% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: Blues Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 April 1924, Vinton, Louisiana, USA, some sources give Orange, Texas, where he was raised from the age of three weeks, d. 10 September 2005, Orange, Texas, USA. Brown’s father was a musician who taught him to play guitar and fiddle, and during his youth he heard the music of Tampa Red, Bob Wills, Count Basie, and others. He toured the south as a drummer with a travell Read more

Mose Allison - 41% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mose John Allison Jnr., 11 November 1927, Tippo, Mississippi, USA. Allison began piano lessons at the age of five, and played trumpet in high school, although he has featured the latter instrument less frequently in recent years. His music is a highly individual mix of blues and modern jazz, with influences on his cool, laconic singing and piano-playing ranging from Tampa Re Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - 39% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: Jazz
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Champion Jack Dupree - 37% match to Professor Longhair

Genres: Blues Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Thomas Dupree, 4 July 1910, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 21 January 1992, Hanover, Germany. (Dupree’s birth date is the matter of some conjecture and is sometimes listed as 23 July 1909). Orphaned in infancy, Dupree was raised in the Colored Waifs Home for Boys until the age of 14. After leaving, he led a marginal existence, singing for tips, and learning pia Read more


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