(General) 10 tracks James Booker was one of the most impressive pianists in America. He was born and died in New Orleans. In his 43 short years, he created an approach to piano playing that has been unmatched ever since. His music defies classification. It's not exactly blues, it's not exactly jazz, it's not R&B, it's not classical; it's a synthesis of all of the above.
On The Lost Paramount Tapes, James Booker leads a band made up of New Orleans' greatest underground monster musicians, recorded in a studio after an overnight performance - in a rare gathering of forces that could never be repeated. Los Angeles. In 1973.
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