- NAME: James Booker
- OCCUPATION: Songwriter, Pianist
- BIRTH DATE: December 17, 1939
- DEATH DATE: November 08, 1983
- EDUCATION: Xavier University Preparatory School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New Orleans, Louisiana
- PLACE OF DEATH: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Full Name: James Carroll Booker III
- AKA: James Carroll Booker
- Nickname: "Bayou Maharajah"
- Nickname: "Piano Prince of New Orleans"
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James Booker was an African-American musician known for his unique fusion of jazz and rhythm-and-blues, and for songs like "The Sunny Side of the Street," "A Taste of Honey" and "Papa Was a Rascal."
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Booker's discography has increased since his death, thanks to the release of several live recordings, including Resurrection of the Bayou Maharajah and Spiders on the Keys,
both originally taped at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans.
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