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283 Bayou Maharajah
James Booker, "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano player New Orleans has ever known."
Directed by Lily Keber


Video: Bayou Maharajah trailer

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Overview

Genre

Music, Culture, Minorities, and Human Interest

Synopsis

‘Bayou Maharajah’ explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, 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 and isolation. Interviews with friends and musicians trace Booker’s rise from child prodigy to acclaimed session pianist, from his solo career and infamous personal life to his controversial death and continuing legacy.

Treatment

Show treatment

Stage

in production

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Credits

Lily Keber ... Director

Eric Laws ... Sound Recordist, Assistant Editor

Ted Moree ... Assistant Editor

David S. White ... Director of Photography

Tim Watson ... Editor

Aimee Toldeano ... Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.

Mairzy Doats Productions

Country

United States

Production years

1.5

Locations

New Orleans

Prod. Partners

n/a

Distribution Details

Language

English