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New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live
James Booker
New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
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No Description Available. Genre: Blues Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 10-APR-1992

      
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All Artists: James Booker
Title: New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder / Umgd
Release Date: 2/14/1992
Album Type: Live
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, New Orleans Blues, Acoustic Blues, Piano Blues, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661202726, 011661202719, 011661202740

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Genre: Blues Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 10-APR-1992

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Hear it again (exponentially) and feel good
J. Holt | Seattle, WA USA | 11/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you love New Orleans jazz, esp. piano songs, you'll love this album. I end up listening to this album almost every day at work -- it's inspirational in the best sense of the word. I bought this CD because I love Prof. Longhair and Dr. John and was looking for new influences; read the above amazon reviews and decided to give it a shot. You should too. James Booker's voice and piano will shake your soul and make you love humanity. It's a feel-good CD, a really-feel-good CD."
A Wonderful Gem
Asgeir Bjarnason | Reykjavik, Iceland | 04/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of my favorite recordings. Booker is an outstanding pianist and his singing is both touching and powerful. He thrilled me as he obviously also did the audience present during the recording of this album. I have probably listened more often to this album, than any other in my collection."
James Booker's best
Asgeir Bjarnason | 01/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album was recorded at something called the "Boogie Woogie and Ragtime Piano Contest" in Zuerich, Switzerland. What I want to know is, who were the other contestants? James Booker's best album, and probably one of the most soulful and rhythmically exciting albums ever recorded in this genre. Booker was a musical originator, but also famous for his ability to impersonate a wide variety of players. He seems to borrow heavily from Ray Charles at points on this album, but in my opinion he actually surpasses Charles in certain respects. His singing on this album is both bizarre and tortured and soulful, he has a nasal style here that was de rigeur for funk groups such as The Commodores and Cameo. You know what I'm talking about. The whole album is just Booker and his pyrotechnical piano (check out the amazing crescendo on the last track,) and should serve as a reminder that you don't need a big band or fancy production to be funkier than the rest."