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Bayou Maharajah

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BAYOU MAHARAJAH explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker, who Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced." This roller coaster portrait traces Booker�۪s life from his early years as a chart-topping child prodigy, his star-studded years playing as a sideman, through to his outrageous solo career characterized by onstage performances in his underwear, dishing out drug-fueled conspiracy theories. Featuring interviews with the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint and a generous helping of archival footage, the film brings to life the unforgettable story of this amazing musician.

  • DirectorLily Keber
  • Runtime: 1 hr 38 min
  • StudioVirgil Films and Entertainment
  • QualityHD

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Bayou Maharajah is dedicated to the legendary New Orleans pianist, a genius musician and tormented soul who hypnotised crowds from the 1950s to the 1980s, and to whom Lily Kleber devotes a 98-minute homage: the “Prince of Piano”. Bayou Maharajah ...

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