Arthur and Booker

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James Booker | NPR | tc358

Arthur and Booker are thought to be Arthur Booker and James Booker, who were not actually related. Originally the session was to have featured Art Neville but Arthur Booker substituted for him. The recording was made in New Orleans.

Pianist and singer James Carroll Booker III was born on December 17, 1939 and died on November 8, 1983. He is associated with Lloyd Price and Fats Domino. He toured Europe extensively in the 1970s. A feature length documentary film, Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker, was made in 2013. I have not been able to discover any biographical information about Arthur Booker.

NPR Feature about James Booker

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