This month is a party down in New Orleans as they celebrate Jazz Fest. Professor Longhairthe legendary New Orleans pianist better known as ‘Fess–is the embodiment of what Jazz Fest is all about.

For the April selection in our Record of the Month Club we’ve picked a newly released live album from Prof. Longhair–Live on the Queen Mary. Club members will get a copy of the record, which is out now!

The Professor Longhair live album documents a performance underwritten by Paul and Linda McCartney. The album was recorded March 24, 1975 on the Queen Mary cruise ship docked in Long Beach, California at a private party hosted by Paul and Linda McCartney to celebrate the release of a new WINGS album. Highlights include the rollicking “Mess Around,” and the standards “Stagger Lee,” “Everyday I Have the Blues,” “I’m Movin’ On,” and his hits “Mardi Gras in New Orleans” and “Tipitina.”