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Spiders on the Keys
James Booker
Spiders on the Keys
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
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No Description Available. Genre: Blues Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 7-APR-1998


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All Artists: James Booker
Title: Spiders on the Keys
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder / Umgd
Release Date: 9/1/1993
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: 011661211926, 011661211940


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Genre: Blues Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 7-APR-1998

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The greatest New Orleans piano player.
Moriz Rosenthal | Woodstock, NY | 11/07/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is Booker near the end of his career, playing in a dinky New Orleans bar and usually half out of his head. But the fingers still knew what they were doing, even on a piano that sounds as if it's strung with rubber bands. For an introduction to Booker's playing I'd recommend "New Orleans Piano Wizard," Booker in front of a huge audience playing a superb grand piano. But Booker freaks can't get enough of his playing, and I'm one of them."
WOW!!! | Orange CA | 08/06/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Listen to "Piano Salad" and tell me how this guy plays this with only two hands? Definitely one of the finest piano players from New Orleans!"
Booker on fire
S J Buck | Kent, UK | 09/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a solo club recording of the great New Orleans Pianist James Booker. A word of warning, the recordings were originally never planned for release so the Piano sound (and the sound overall) isn't great. The reason for its release though is clear. Booker was erratic and in the studio might or might not be on form that day. Here with the benefit of hours and hours of tapes they have able to put out two volumes of superb solo Piano with Booker unleashed to do his own thing for as long as he liked!

Highlight on this disc for me is the brilliant version of "On the Sunny Side of Street". Booker wasn't really a Jazz Pianist but listen to this performance and you might want to question that statement. This is a better version (except for the sound quality) than on the excellent studio album album Junco partner (Hannibal HNCD 1359). Checkout the great solo, he may not be Jazz Pianist, but he has all the attributes of a Jazz Pianist.

Elsewhere there are stunning versions of some of Bookers own tunes and great covers of many well known tunes like 'Eleanor Rigby', Tico Tico and 'Over the Rainbow'.

You should have this essential New Orleans Piano recording in your collection together with its sister volume 'Ressurection of the Bayou Maharajah'.