I watched the season finale of the show Treme last night and I've had Professor Longhair's song Tipitina pumping through my brain all day.
Apparently the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings a year and declares them national treasures and in 2010 they picked Tipitina to grace the list. The soothsayers over at the Library of Congress said the song is the, "signature distillation of the musical ideas and personality" of Professor Longhair. Couldn't agree more.
I love how the song takes a little while to get rolling, kind of like it is casting around looking for the right hook to take, but when it finds it, it rolls hard.
PLAY IT LOUD!!!