James Booker

Born: 
12/17/1939
City: 
New Orleans
Region: 
Louisiana
Country: 
USA
Died: 
11/08/1983
Years Active: 
1950's-1980's
Instruments: 
Keyboards
Associated Artists: 

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James Carroll Booker III was a rhythm and blues musician born in New Orleans. Booker's unique style combined rhythm and blues with jazz standards. Musician Dr. John described Booker as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” Flamboyant in personality, he was known as "the Black Liberace."