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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (1939 – 1983)

James Carroll Booker III (December 17, 1939 – November 8, 1983) was a New Orleans rhythm and blues pianist, organ player and singer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. 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.”

Booker was the son and grandson of Baptist ministers, both of whom played the piano. He spent most of his childhood on… read more

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