Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker (2013)

Description: 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.
Director: Lily Keber
Writer: Lily Keber, Aimée Toledano, Tim Watson
Actors: James Booker, Joe Boyd, Douglas Brinkley
Runtime: 90 min
Language: English
Genres: Documentary, Biography, History

FileSize: 825.05 MB

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