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Lily Keber, Bayou Maharajah, 2013

Bayou Maharajah

9 Jul 201612 Jul 2016

Bayou Maharajah explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker, who Dr John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced."

This rollercoaster portrait traces Booker’s life from his early life as a chart-topping child prodigy, to his star-studded years touring and playing as a sideman, through his outrageous solo career in America and Europe. First-person narrators lead the viewer through Booker’s unbelievable onstage performances, occasionally in his underwear, dishing out drug-fueled conspiracy theories. Featuring interviews with the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Dr. John, Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint, together with a generous helping of archival footage, the film brings to life the unforgettable story of this amazing musician.

Bayou Maharaja, dir. Lily Keber, USA 2013, 98 mins

Bayou Maharajah trailer


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