James Booker

James Carroll Booker III (December 17, 1939 – November 8, 1983) was a New Orleans rhythm and blues musician born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Booker's unique style combined rhythm and blues with jazz standards. Musician Dr. John described Booker as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced." Read more on wikipedia

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African 'Game of Thrones'? Marlon James Is on It | GQ - GQ Magazine

January 11, 2017

GQ Magazine

African 'Game of Thrones'? Marlon James Is on It | GQ
GQ Magazine
The Man Booker Prize winner embraces his inner geek in a new trilogy of fantasy books.
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Colourful James Booker Doc Makes It To DVD - MOJO

September 12, 2016

MOJO

Colourful James Booker Doc Makes It To DVD
MOJO
“I think our movie is important for a lot of reasons,” director Lily Keber tells MOJO. “It's important because James Booker was a genius. It's important because there is still progress to be made in respect of mental health treatment, the war on drugs ...

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James Booker Documentary Coming to Netflix in September - OffBeat Magazine

August 30, 2016

OffBeat Magazine

James Booker Documentary Coming to Netflix in September
OffBeat Magazine
... documentary about New Orleans piano virtuoso James Booker, Bayou Maharajah, will be available for streaming on Netflix starting this Thursday, September 1. The popular web-based streaming platform will undoubtedly spur interest in the fascinating ...

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Clip features on new DVD release of Booker documentary 'Bayou Maharajah' - RollingStone.com

August 25, 2016

RollingStone.com

Clip features on new DVD release of Booker documentary 'Bayou Maharajah'
RollingStone.com
Dr. John demonstrates the finer points of James Booker's piano technique and credits the late New Orleans R&B musician for teaching him to play organ in a bonus outtake from the 2013 Booker documentary Bayou Maharajah, which will see its first DVD ...

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Bayou Maharajah review – rich tribute to James Booker - The Guardian

July 7, 2016

Bayou Maharajah review – rich tribute to James Booker
The Guardian
Some of the film's most touching contributions are from Harry Connick Jr, who very ably analyses Booker's musical style and reveals that Booker was his mentor, favourite honorary uncle and friend. It was a sadness in Booker's life that, in finding the ...

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Bayou Maharaja: James Booker, the tragic genius of New Orleans - The Independent

June 28, 2016

The Independent

Bayou Maharaja: James Booker, the tragic genius of New Orleans
The Independent
There were plenty of characters hanging around New Orleans in the 20th century - there still are - so it says something that piano legend James Booker managed to earn a reputation as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ...

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