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Headed out to my fave city in America for a 100th birthday tribute to a legend - Henry Roeland Byrd, aka #ProfessorLonghair.🤩

#Fess #NOLA #jazz #jass
So a lot of y'all don't know who Professor Longhair is, despite knowing his protégées #DrJohn, #FatsDomino, & #AllenToussaint - even those of you who consider yourselves #Jazz aficionados.

There's one reason for that: extreme poverty.
Although the blues and boogie-woogie Black musicians from Mississippi & Louisiana who made it up the river to Chicago found a wealthy white audience, Black musicians who remained in Southern states didn't have that - & thus remain underappreciated or unknown.
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The piano-making industry was once so dominant, Steinway built an entire town in Queens to house its employees. Fascinating details here.
messynessychic.com/2018/06/26/how…
Pleasure beach, resort, and amusement park!
"Next time you ride the 7 train into Manhattan from Queens, you are going through a tunnel built by the sale of pianos."
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