Tipitian's is one of the world famous music clubs that have acheive legendary status. The club was founded in the 70's and dedicated to the music of Professor Longhair. Fess has been gone since 1980, but his spirit is still there (along with a bronze bust of the pianist).
The show I attended was a benefit to rebuild Professor Longhair's family home. The house band, the Tipitian All Stars, was George Porter Jr (Meters, Funky Meters) backing local legends Ellis Marsallis, John Cleary, Dr. John (and the fellow from the Radiator's who's name I've forgotten how to spell). Each player paid homage to Fess in their own way. My favorite song of the night was the extended improvisation on Junco Partner by Dr. John and the All Stars.
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