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James Booker - Spiders On The Keys FLAC album


Performer: James Booker
Genre: Soul and Funk music / Blues / Pop music
Title: Spiders On The Keys
Released: 1993
Style: Louisiana Blues
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Album · 1993 · 13 Songs. John Parsons was the manager of New Orleans' Maple Leaf Bar and liked nothing more than to have the venerated and sometimes unhinged pianist James Booker in for a long night of solo piano. Parsons was so transfixed by Booker that he recorded more than 60 hours of him playing at the Maple Leaf in 1977 and 1982. The first volume drawn from these tapes is called Spiders on the Keys, which is how people referred to Booker’s ambidextrous hands. Booker was never more himself than he was on these recordings, which are at once relaxed and frighteningly virtuosic

Distilled from some 60 hours of music recorded at New Orleans' Maple Leaf Bar between 1977 and 1982, this fittingly titled album of solo instrumentals captures the piano great at his most comfortable and complex. Sounding like two players at once, he applies his jazzed-up, fourth-dimensional boogie-woogie to standards ("Sunny Side of the Street," "Eleanor Rigby") and compelling originals ("Papa Was a Rascal," "Gonzo's Blue Dream"). Spiders on the Keys James Booker. Distilled from some 60 hours of music recorded at New Orleans' Maple Leaf Bar between 1977 and 1982, this fittingly titled album of solo instrumentals captures the piano great at his most comfortable and complex.

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This aptly named disc showcases James Booker's piano playing; his stretches and runs are breathtaking in their fluidity. This disc (along with its Rounder partner, Resurrection of the Bayou Maharajah) was culled from some 60 or so hours of tapes that John Parsons recorded at the Maple Leaf Bar from 1977 to 1982. The main difference in the music on the two discs is that this one is purely instrumental. In fact listen to this version of "Papa Was a Rascal," and then listen to the rendition on Resurrection, and what you have is two almost entirely different entities

Booker recorded more than 60 hours laying at the Maple Leaf in 1977 and 1982. The first volume drawn from these tapes is called Spiders on the Keys, which is how people referred to Booker's ambidextrous hands. Booker was never more himself than he was on these recordings, which are at once relaxed and frighteningly virtuosic. Label Jazz Traditional. More from James Booker. The Lost Paramount Tapes. At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1976, Vol. 1. James Booker.

Thanks to snobb for the updates. Spiders On The Keys: Live At The Maple Leaf Rounder 1998.

Tracklist

1 Papa Was A Rascal 7:46
2 Sunny Side Of The Street 3:29
3 So Swell When You're Well 3:02
4 A Taste Of Honey 5:36
5 He's Got The Whole World In His Hands 2:27
6 Gonzo's Blue Dream 4:01
7 Eleanor Rigby 4:11
8 Malagueña 4:40
9 Piano Salad 5:43
10 Little Coquette 5:28
11 Besame Mucho 4:10
12 Tico Tico 4:43
13 Over The Rainbow 2:34

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Maple Leaf Bar

Credits

  • Piano – James Booker
  • Producer – John Parsons , Scott Billington

Notes

Recording culled from over 60 hours of music recorded by John Parsons on sound-console cassette tapes at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans, 1977 - 1982.
Released through an agreement with the Estate of James Carroll Booker III.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 11661 2119 2 6