Resurrection of the Bayou Maharajah: Live at the Maple Leaf Bar
CAT # 11661-2118-2
1. Medley: Slow Down / Bony Maronie / Knock On Wood / I Heard It Through The Grapevine / Classified 9:40 2. Medley: Tico Tico / Papa Was A Rascal 7:37 3. Medley: Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Ballad At The Maple Leaf 7:26 4. Minute Waltz 3:17 5. All By Myself 3:29 6. Save Your Love For Me 5:05 7. Junco Partner 8:34 8. St. James Infirmary 7:04 9. Gitanarias 2:22 10. Medley: Life / Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee / It Should Have Been Me 7:39 11. Pop's Dilemma / Irene Goodnight 9:49
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James Booker was the greatest piano virtuoso in the history of New Orleans r&b, and he appeared as a session player on hundreds of dates, from blues and Dixieland to pop. He could handle it all. Unfortunately, he couldn't always handle life as well as he handled music, and during the last few years of his tragically short life, he quit traveling, did virtually no session work, and limited his performances to gigs around New Orleans, the majority of them at his home base, the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street, where he could be tedious one night and brilliant the next. This album, a 'best of' edited from tapes recorded night after night at the Maple Leaf, focuses on Booker's vocals, which were as much a part of his persona as his piano.
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