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Save Professor Longhair's House

Photo of Jesse Hill & Professor Longhair by Leni SinclairProfessor "Fess" Longhair remains one of the most recognizable piano talents to come out of Louisiana, often called the Father of New Orleans R&B. His funky, rumba-based piano style and unique singing voice livened up nightclubs and festivals spanning four decades until his passing in 1980.

Professor Longhair lived at 1738-40 Terpsichore Street in New Orleans, and since his death, the home has fallen into grave disrepair.

Photo of Professor Longhair's houseWe stumbled across a Facebook page that was created to raise awareness about his house’s landmark status being stuck in limbo for a long time.

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» Go to the Facebook page for saving Professor Longhair's house

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