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Bayou Maharajah.

Keber, Lily, (film director.). Booker, James. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 90 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Breaking Glass Pictures : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Lily Keber.
Participant or Performer Note:
James Booker.
Summary, etc.:
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. Illustrated with never-before-seen concert footage, rare personal photos and exclusive interviews, the film paints a portrait of this overlooked genius.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Booker, James.
Blues musicians > Louisiana > New Orleans > Biography.
Pianists > Louisiana > New Orleans > Biography.
Blues (Music) > Louisiana > New Orleans.
Piano music (Boogie woogie) > Louisiana > New Orleans.
New Orleans (La.) > Music.

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