he was one of my favorites growing up. bret found this clip:
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makes the hair on the back of my neck stand tall and brings a tear to my eye.
That’s just what I needed, a little Professor Longhair to start off the day! The related links are great, too, but how many of those other guys needed two piano players to get the same sound that Prof. Longhair produced with one. The doctor was amazing!
the first full set of lyrics emma ever memorized were professor l’s version of stagger lee ’cause she loves the story about how stagger shoots billy for cheating at cards. if she ever thinks i’m cheating at uno, she says she’s gonna get ask bertha to hand her her .45. i have to remind her that she didn’t lose no brand new cadillac.