Since my last post about the genius that is James Booker, apparently the world has stood up and taken notice. Although he's never gone out of style for those who love the old New Orleans professors and the musical swamp that is NOLA, there's been somewhat of a revival in interest in the man whom Dr. John has called, "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced” and there is a documentary made about Booker called "Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker"
If you get the opportunity, do yourself a favor and check it out, and while you're at it, I also recommend the live album, "Resurrection of the Bayou Maharajah." Play this clip loud, it'll knock your socks off and then go out and buy the album.
makes me wonder who was the second "best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced”ReplyDelete
Maybe you should make a documentary about whomever that is.ReplyDelete