James Booker – King Of The New Orleans Keyboard


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Release Date: 2011

Label: JSP Records


Track List

  1. How Do You Feel
  2. Classified
  3. One Hell Of A Nerve
  4. Blues Rhapsody
  5. Rockin’ Pneumonia
  6. Please Send Me Someone To Love
  7. All By Myself
  8. Ain’t Nobody’s Business
  9. Something You Got
  10. Harlem In Hamburg
  11. Put Out The Light
  12. Ray Charles Medley
  13. Tipitina – Loberta
  14. Junco Partner
  15. Drown In The River
  16. Black Night
  17. Goodnight Sweetheart
  18. Lonely Avenue
  19. Stormy Monday



  • James Booker – piano & vocals



2012 collection from the underappreciated New Orleans legend. In the early 1950’s the young James Booker got quickly into the New Orleans R&B studio scene. His first association was with Dave Bartholomew. James also played the piano parts on some Fats Domino sessions when Fats was on the road. In 1960 he moved to Houston to work with Duke/Peacock. Session work with Bobby Bland, Junior Parker and others followed. By 1977 Booker got to Europe and suddenly he was famous. The dues-paying years were over. For an artist of his stature it’s surprising and tragic that he had so few albums released. The material here – which shows why he was held in such high esteem – is consequently to be treasured all the more.

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