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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: December 17, 1939 | Died: November 8, 1983

The Piano Prince.

As a piano player from New Orleans, he has no peers,though there is legion of those who have tried to imitate, duplicate and emulate his phenomenal approach on the keys.

James Carroll Booker III was born in New Orleans on December 17, 1939, son of a minister, who played piano. It was his sister’s music teacher who taught him piano scales and to read music. He was known for his musical gifts at an early age, and was considered a piano prodigy, giving classical recitals at age six, and continued classical training until twelve. He was acknowledged to have perfect pitch, instant musical recall, and a photographic memory in sight reading. He was playing Chopin, Erroll Garner, and Liberace, and could play their solos from memory. He would sneak out and play boogie woogie, and also learned local music from Tuts Washington, a family friend....
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Music

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    Let's Make A Better World!

    Warner Bros. Records
    1991
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    King Of The New Orleans Keyboard Volume Two

    Warner Bros. Records
    1985
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    King Of The New Orleans Keyboard

    Warner Bros. Records
    1984
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    New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!

    Warner Bros. Records
    1981
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    Madison

    Warner Bros. Records
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    Gonzo / Cool Turkey

    Warner Bros. Records
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