Professor Longhair : Go to the Mardi Gras
In 1977, Mardi Gras Records released the ultimate Mardi Gras compilation, Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The first edition of the Rolling Stone Record Guide gave this album five stars. You get three tracks from Professor Longhair, four from the Wild Magnolias and a host of others from the Crescent City's finest. Essential.