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The Ivory Emperor 1954-1962 Sides

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The Ivory Emperor 1954-1962 Sides
The Ivory Emperor 1954-1962 Sides


25 great tracks, collectors' Deluxe digipak presentation, updated liner notes. PIANO PRINCE OF NEW ORLEANS: Known as the "Piano Prince of New Orleans," the great James Booker was one of the cornerstones and most colourful characters in the Crescent City. He was a distinctive keyboardist who mixed R&B, gospel, blues, boogie-woogie, and traditional & modern jazz into a uniquely funky and breathtaking sound. This collector's CD release includes all of the singles Booker made as a leader in the beginning of his career, between 1954 and 1962, for different labels such as Imperial, Chess, Ace, and Peacock. The set also contains additional sides from other terrific artists featuring James Booker as a sideman. These wonderful numbers form the building blocks of Booker's legendary musical legacy. "The best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced." - Dr. John James Booker - piano, organ, and occasional vocals, plus: Lee Allen (tenor sax), Robert Parker (alto sax), Alvin "Red" Tyler (baritone sax), Frank Fields (bass), Earl Palmer, Charles "Hungry" Williams (drums), among others. Recorded in New Orleans, Houston, and Chicago, between 1954 and 1962.


  1. Name
  2. Doing The Ham Bone
  3. Thinkin' About My Baby
  4. You're Near Me
  5. Heavenly Angel
  6. Teen Age Rock
  7. Gonzo
  8. Cool Turkey
  9. Smacksie
  10. Kinda Happy
  11. Tubby [Part 1]
  12. Tubby [Part 2]
  13. Cross My Heart
  14. Big Nick
  15. Open The Door Joe Tex
  16. Dear Angel Amos Milburn
  17. If I Could Be With You Amos Milburn
  18. Youre On My Mind Little Junior Parker
  19. The Next Time Little Junior Parker
  20. Yeah Yeah Dave Bartholomew
  21. Im Old Enough Shirley & Lee
  22. Together We Stand Shirley & Lee
  23. The Duck Earl Forest
  24. The Crown Earl Forest
  25. Always A First Time Earl King
  26. Love Me Now Earl King
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