James Booker Documentary on taintradio.org


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Taintradio.org, an international alliance of independent producers, is pleased to present a two-hour special program entitled, “James Carroll Booker III: The Life, Music, and Mystique of the Bayou Maharajah," produced by award-winning producer David Kunian. The program will run from 8-10pm (Eastern) on Wednesday, November 27th and repeat on Monday, December 1st beginning at 10pm (Eastern).

The documentary charts Booker's life from his days as a child prodigy and days as a session pianist through his tours with Shirley and Lee, Lloyd Price, and Aretha Franklin, his Junco Partner and Classified recordings, and his gigs in New Orleans at the Toulouse Theatre and Maple Leaf Bar up to his untimely death in 1983. The program is an educational, historic document attesting to the unique skill, irrepressible beauty, and lasting durability of his music and his personality.

The James Booker special is the first in a series of programs produced by New Orleans-based David Kunian to run on taintradio.org. Future programs include documentaries on Earl King, James Black, Chris Kenner, Michael Ward, Eddie “Guitar Slim" Jones and New Orleans poet Everette Maddox.

For more information contact Bob Rogers at 919-413-4126. Inquiries from independent audio producers working with music or poetry-based (or unclassifiable) subjects are particularly welcome.

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