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Piano player James Booker is considered a New Orleans legend.
March 30, 2012 An upcoming documentary highlights the life of the man many called New Orleans' best pianist in a hundred years.
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February 12, 2008 New Orleans radio station WWOZ has turned to the Library of Congress for help in preserving its live broadcast collection, which includes great recordings by many New Orleans musicians: Deacon John, Beau Jocque, the late James Booker, and more. It's a rare historical testament to the city's roots music.
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January 17, 2007 The eyepatch-wearing pianist was among the most erratic characters in the Crescent City, and as a result, his discography includes few solid studio sides. Booker was prone to effusive showboating, but on this 1977 live recording, he sounds engaged playing songs that were staples of his live show.
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