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Remembering Professor Longhair (1980)

Of Equal Value



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-02-06

Duration: 00:05:05

Subjects: OBITUARIES | Professor Longhair, 1918-1980 | Music | JAZZ FUNERALS | MARDI GRAS


  • Wilmore, Hedi Host
  • Professor Longhair Performer


This segment from the February 2, 1980, episode of the series “Of Equal Value” features Hedi Wilmore’s remembrance of New Orleans musician Professor Longhair (Henry Byrd), who died on January 30, 1980, at age 61. This segment contains highlights from Longhair’s jazz funeral and Longhair performing “Go to the Mardi Gras.”