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Author: Lee Pons
Today, we remember JAMES BOOKER on his birthday. In a region glutted with flamboyant musicians, Booker’s reputation as both a genius & a flake reached legendary proportions.
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In a region glutted with flamboyant musicians, James Booker’s reputation as both a genius and a flake reached legendary proportions. He performed with style and wild improvisational frenzy.