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Bayou Maharajah - DVD - James Booker Documentary

Bayou Maharajah - DVD - James Booker Documentary

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Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” 

A brilliant pianist, his eccentricities and showmanship belied a life of struggle, prejudice, and isolation. A wild genius with a style that combined elements of rhythm-and-blues, jazz, ragtime and classical music, he gained the nicknames "Piano Prince of New Orleans", "Black Liberace" and "Bayou Maharajah". Illustrated with never-before-seen concert footage, rare personal photos and exclusive interviews, the film paints a portrait of this overlooked genius.

The movie DVD is presented in a beautiful 24-page hardcover book, with fantastic photos of the piano legend himself.

Read the great review 4/5 in the Guardian :

Bayou Maharajah review – rich tribute to James Booker