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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 review – rich tribute to James Booker - The Guardian


Bayou Maharajah review – rich tribute to James Booker
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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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James Booker doc 'Bayou Maharajah' arrives on iTunes (full home video listings) - NOLA.com


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James Booker doc 'Bayou Maharajah' arrives on iTunes (full home video listings)
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James Booker is coming to your living room. After playing around town in a series of limited engagements since its local premiere at the 2013 New Orleans Film Festival, director Lily Keber's music documentary "Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of ...

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Film Notes: Jimmy Stewart Museum to honor Caviezel; 'Bayou Maharajah' to screen Sunday - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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Film Notes: Jimmy Stewart Museum to honor Caviezel; 'Bayou Maharajah' to screen Sunday
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It's three days of performance, film, art and music. See www.theoakstheater.com for details. • The Hollywood Theater in Dormont will have a one-time showing of “Bayou Maharajah,” a new documentary with rare concert footage, photos and interviews ...

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Review: Bayou Maharajah - bestofneworleans.com


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Review: Bayou Maharajah
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Like its subject, Bayou Maharajah follows its own muse, loosely tracing the arc of Booker's life story but quickly disappearing down whatever rabbit hole it deems appropriate. The result is not only a uniquely creative music documentary, but also the ...

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Bayou Maharajah: Film Review
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That might change after Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker, Lily Keber's doc suggesting just how entertaining spending time with Booker must have been and how exasperating it was to be his friend. A must-see for aficionados of New ...
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