James Booker – The Ivory Emperor 1954-1962 Sides


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Release Date: 2021

Label: Soul Jam Records


Track List

  1. Doing The Ham Bone
  2. Thinkin’ About My Baby
  3. You’re Near Me
  4. Heavenly Angel
  5. Teen Age Rock
  6. Gonzo
  7. Cool Turkey
  8. Smacksie
  9. Kinda happy
  10. Tubby (Part 1)
  11. Tubby (Part 2)
  12. Cross My Heart
  13. Big Nick
  14. Open The Door – Joe Tex  (TRACKS 14-25 AS A SIDEMAN)
  15. Dear Angel – Amos Milburn
  16. If I Could Be With You = Amos Milburn
  17. You’re On My Mind – Little Junior Parker
  18. The Next Time – Little Junior Parker
  19. Yeah Yeah – Dave Bartholomew
  20. I’m Old Enough – Shirley & Lee
  21. Together We Stand – Shirley & Lee
  22. The Duck – Earl Forest
  23. The Crown – Earl Forest
  24. Always A First Time – Earl King
  25. Love Me Now – Earl King



SOUL JAM RECORDS JAMES BOOKER / THE IVORY EMPEROR – 1954-1962 Sides 25 great tracks, collectors Deluxe digipak presentation, updated liner notes. PIANO PRINCE OF NEW ORLEANS: Known as the Piano Prince of New Orleans, the great James Booker was one of the cornerstones and most colourful characters in the Crescent City. He was a distinctive keyboardist who mixed R&B, gospel, blues, boogie-woogie, and traditional & modern jazz into a uniquely funky and breathtaking sound. This collectors CD release includes all of the singles Booker made as a leader in the beginning of his career, between 1954 and 1962, for different labels such as Imperial, Chess, Ace, and Peacock. The set also contains additional sides from other terrific artists featuring James Booker as a sideman. These wonderful numbers form the building blocks of Booker’s legendary musical legacy. The best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced. Dr. John James Booker – piano, organ, and occasional vocals, plus: Lee Allen (tenor sax), Robert Parker (alto sax), Alvin Red Tyler (baritone sax), Frank Fields (bass), Earl Palmer, Charles Hungry Williams (drums), among others. Recorded in New Orleans, Houston, and Chicago, between 1954 and 1962.


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