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PROFESSOR LONGHAIR

RUGGED & FUNKY

Professor Longhair: Rugged & Funky is the most comprehensive documentary ever made about the life and times of the unsung musical genius. Known by his peers as “The Originator of Funk and Rock N’ Roll” and “The Bach of Rock”, Fess like so many black New Orleans musicians, never got his due. This film digs deep into the man behind the music and the life and culture of the city that influenced him so. 

With never before seen interviews with musical greats Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Henry Butler, and many more.

"As important as any of the composers dating back 500 years." - Allen Toussaint

"Professor Longhair originated one of the classic styles of Rock N Roll piano playing." - Rolling Stone Magazine

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