Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius Of James Booker (2013)
Release Date: 14 March 2013
Dr. John described piano legend James Booker 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 years as a chart-topping child prodigy, through to his outrageous solo career characterised by onstage performances in his underwear, dishing out drug-fuelled conspiracy theories. Featuring interviews with the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint and a generous helping of archival footage, the film brings to life the unforgettable story of this amazing musician.