Bayou Maharajah (2013)

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Synopsis:
"Bayou Maharajah" explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced". A brilliant pianist, his eccentricities and showmanship belied a life of struggle, prejudice, and isolation. A wild genius with a style that combined elements of rhythm-and-blues, jazz, ragtime and classical music, he gained the nicknames "Piano Prince of New Orleans", "Black Liberace" and "Bayou Maharajah". Illustrated with never before seen concert footage, rare personal photos and exclusive interviews, the film paints a portrait of this overlooked genius.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , Bunny Matthews, , , , , Bruce Boyd Raeburn, Reggie Scanlan, , , George Winston
Directors:
Lily Keber
Producers:
Lily Keber, Nate Kohn, Stephen Rose, Mark Sperling
Writers:
Lily Keber, Aimée Toledano, Tim Watson
Aka:
Bayou Maharajah: The Troubled Genius of James Booker
Studio:
Cadiz Music
Genres:
Documentary, Lesbian & Gay, Music & Musicals, Special Interest
BBFC:
Release Date:
Unknown
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
NTSC
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interviews with Harry Connick Jr, Ronald Markham, Josh Paxton, Allen Toussaint, George Winston, Dr John, Tom McDermott and Hugh Laurie
  • Booker in High School and at M&J Studio
  • Booker in New Orleans, New York and London

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