4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 19 November 2001
If you like New Orleans piano and haven't got this album then you have a huge gap in your collection. There are influences from Professor Longhair, Dr John, Ray Charles, but James Booker remained very much his own man. He was a truly under-rated talent that many have missed out on as he was taken from us too soon. Don't be one of the many that have missed out.... Buy this album now! It's the best available, second only to a live recording of a club gig in Hamburg... now if I could only find that one on CD!
on 7 March 2014
Any James Booker album is worth getting. But this one is perhaps the best sound quality of all the live albums. Had this on Vinyl for many a year, but it was getting too many pops and crackles, so have replaced. Given that Junco Partner (the Island record) is no longer available, this would be a good place to start if you've never heard James Booker before.