Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Bald Head
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers 2:30
2 Hadacol Bounce
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers 3:04
3 Tipitina
Professor Longhair 2:40
4 In the Night
Professor Longhair & His Blues Scholars 2:34
5 Ball the Wall
Professor Longhair 3:20
6 Who's Been Fooling You
Professor Longhair 2:12
7 Hey Now Baby
Professor Longhair 2:58
8 Hey Little Girl
Roland Byrd 3:04
9 Walk Your Blues Away
Professor Longhair & His Blues Scholars 2:58
10 She Walks Right In
Roy "Baldhead" Byrd 2:52
11 Willie Mae
Roland Byrd 2:49
12 Professor Longhair Blues
Professor Longhair & His Blues Scholars 2:31
13 Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand
Professor Longhair 2:14
14 No Buts - No Maybes
Professor Longhair 2:12
15 Misery
Professor Longhair 2:02
16 Looka, No Hair
Professor Longhair 2:08
17 Cuttin' Out
Professor Longhair 2:39
18 Go to the Mardi Gras
Professor Longhair 2:48
19 There Is Something on Your Mind
Professor Longhair 3:06
20 Big Chief (Part 2)
Professor Longhair 2:35
21 Hey Little Girl (live)
Professor Longhair 3:17
22 Hey Now Baby (live)
Professor Longhair 4:12
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Mardi Gras in New Orleans
2:57
2 Junco Partner
3:29
3 How Long Has That Train Been Gone
3:31
4 Stag-o-lee
2:58
5 Meet Me Tomorrow Night
3:17
6 (They Call Me) Dr. Professor Longhair
4:17
7 Mess Around
2:38
8 Cry to Me
3:38
9 Whole Lotta Loving
3:50
10 Everyday (I Have the Blues)
7:18
11 Got My Mojo Working
4:47
12 Thank You Pretty Baby
3:56
13 Sick and Tired
3:15
14 Mean Old World
2:42
15 Tipitina (live)
3:35
16 Big Chief (live)
7:53
17 Rum & Coca-Cola (version two)
2:29
18 Boogie Woogie
4:33

Credits

CD 1

engineered in:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (1953-11) (tracks 3, 5–6)
recorded in:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (1949) (track 7)
drums:
Earl Palmer (1953-11) (tracks 3, 5–6)
bass:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1949) (track 7)
Edgar Blanchard (1953-11) (tracks 3, 5–6)
alto saxophone:
Robert Parker (American R&B singer and musician) (1949) (track 7)
piano:
Professor Longhair (1949) (track 7)
Professor Longhair (1953-11) (tracks 3, 5–6)
baritone saxophone:
Alvin “Red” Tyler (American jazz saxophonist) (1953-11) (tracks 3, 5–6)
tenor saxophone:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1949) (track 7)
Lee Allen (US jazz tenor saxophonist) (1953-11) (tracks 3, 5–6)
composer:
Earl King (track 20)
Professor Longhair (tracks 3, 5–7, 18)
lyricist:
Earl King (track 20)
Professor Longhair (tracks 3, 5–7)
producer:
Herb Abramson (track 7)
Ahmet Ertegun (tracks 3, 5–7)
Jerry Wexler (tracks 3, 5–6)
vocals:
Professor Longhair (1949) (track 7)
Professor Longhair (1953-11) (tracks 3, 5–6)
parts:
Big Chief, Part 2 (track 20)
recording of:
Big Chief (track 20)
Hey Now Baby (1949) (track 7)
Ball the Wall (1953-11) (track 5)
Tipitina (1953-11) (track 3)
Who's Been Fooling You (1953-11) (track 6)

CD 2

drums:
Ziggy Modeliste (1972-06) (tracks 13–14)
Sheeba (Edwin Kimbraugh) (1974-04-03 – 1974-04-04) (tracks 1–7)
guitar:
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (1974-04-03 – 1974-04-04) (tracks 1–7)
bass:
George Davis (US musician & songwriter George Richard Davis Jr.) (1972-06) (tracks 13–14)
Julius Farmer (1974-04-03 – 1974-04-04) (tracks 1–7)
piano:
Professor Longhair (1972-06) (tracks 13–14)
Professor Longhair (1974-04-03 – 1974-04-04) (tracks 1–7)
tenor saxophone:
Jerry Jumonville (track 1)
congas:
Alfred Roberts, Jr. (1974-04-03 – 1974-04-04) (tracks 1–7)
composer:
Earl King (track 16)
Henry Roeland Byrd (tracks 1, 18)
Walter Jacobs (blues performer and songwriter) (track 14)
Robert A. Shad (track 2)
instruments:
Snooks Eaglin (1972-06) (tracks 13–14)
Steve Madaio (1985-02) (track 1)
lyricist:
Earl King (track 16)
Henry Roeland Byrd (tracks 1, 18)
Walter Jacobs (blues performer and songwriter) (track 14)
Robert A. Shad (track 2)
recording engineer:
Steve Hodge (1974-04-03 – 1974-04-04) (tracks 1–7)
vocals:
Professor Longhair (1972-06) (tracks 13–14)
Professor Longhair (1974-04-03 – 1974-04-04) (tracks 1–7)
writer:
Dave Bartholomew (track 13)
Ahmet Ertegun (track 7)
Chris Kenner (track 13)
publisher:
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 14)
BMG Rights Management (US) LLC (not for release label use! file releases under its imprint "BMG Chrysalis") (track 14)
recorded at:
Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1972-06) (tracks 13–14)
Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana, United States (1974-04-03 – 1974-04-04) (tracks 1–7)
cover recording of:
Mess Around (1974-04-03 – 1974-04-04) (track 7)
is the basis for:
Sick and Tired (track 13)
later translated versions:
Collaciu (track 2)
live recording of:
Big Chief (track 16)
parts:
Big Chief, Part 2 (track 16)
recording of:
Boogie Woogie (track 18)
Mean Old World (1972-06) (track 14)
Sick and Tired (1972-06) (track 13)
Junco Partner (1974-04-03 – 1974-04-04) (track 2)
Mardi Gras in New Orleans (1974-04-03 – 1974-04-04) (track 1)