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AUDIO: Dr. John’s Bonnaroo Revue 1974 with James Booker & James Black

James Booker III

a quote from Under A Hoodoo Moon – The Life of the Night Tripper, Dr. John‘s autobiography: “James Booker was another of the special musicians who drifted in and out of our band in the seventies. . . . Booker could play it all — stride piano, butterfly, boogie, all the other New Orleans styles, the Chicago styles, the Memphis styles, the California styles, bebop, avant-garde jazz, classical, even pop! He’d sit down at the piano and play knock out versions of all kinds of tunes — everything from Malaguena boogie to Bach fugues. There were just too many things Booker did that were so outrageously beautiful . . . I consider him to be a genius. If I was ever blessed to meet one, James Carroll Booker was.”

Dr. John’s Bonnaroo Revue
April 11th, 1974
Dallas, TX @ Aragon Ballroom

FM/SBD (KZEW) > ? > CDR > FLAC > CDR > EAC> FLAC

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01. DJ Intro 7:47
02. Saints Go Marching Jam 3:58
03. Iko Iko 4:17
04. Life 4:08
05. Cold Cold Cold 3:22
06. Quitters Never Win 4:05
07. Let The Good Times Roll 1:48
08. Loop Garoo 4:17
09. Goodnight, Irene 4:19
10. Qualified 6:07
11. Mos Scocious 4:12
12. (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away 3:40
13. Right Place Wrong Time 3:19

Dr. John – piano/vox
Alvin Robinson – guitar
Robert Lee Popwell – bass
James Booker III – organ
James Black – drums

Late Night At The Maple Leaf – Jazz Fest 2013

Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, Marc Benevento, & Mike Dillon

Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, Marco Benevento & Mike Dillon
May 4, 2013 (actually 3am to 6 am on the morning of May 5th, 2013)
New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf Bar

Set One (Part 1 of 2):
Margie [Jim Reeves cover] (Stanton & Johnny only), Drums > Improv, Whole Lotta Fun > Dr. Watson:

Set One (Part 2 of 2):
Smacksie [James Booker cover] > Junco Partner [James Booker cover], Stuck In Hell, Fat Redneck Gangster [Garage A Trois cover], ?Improv?, Resentment Incubator [Garage A Trois cover]:

Set Two (Part 1 of 2):
Here Come The Girls [Ernie K-Doe cover], I Don’t Know > Accentuate The Positive > The Real Morning Party, DVS (Dillon, Vidacovich, Singleton theme song) > Get Small > $100:

Set Two (Part 2 of 2):
?Improv?, ??? (inc. I Ain’t Buyin’), Gonzo [James Booker cover], Fragile [Garage A Trois cover]:

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For more Late Night At The Maple Leaf auditory experiences, check out Picklemic’s 2013 uploads:

Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr. & Sonny Landreth 4/25/13
Garage A Vidacovich (Johnny Vidacovich, Charlie Hunter, Skerik & Mike Dillon) 4/26/13
Terence Higgins, Marco Benevento, Roosevelt Collier, & DJ Logic in Electro Rage 4/26/13
The Absolute Monster Dumpstaphunklemen aka Maple Leaf Allstars (Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, Big D Perkins, Tony Hall, Raymond Weber & Jeff Watkins) 4/28/13
Johnny Vidacovich, Jeff Coffin, Felix Pastorius & Futureman 4/28/13
The Booker Thing! (Johnny Vidacovich, Marco Benevento & Reggie Scanlan) 4/30/13
Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville & June Yamigishi 5/1/13
Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr., Marco Benevento & Skerik 5/2/13

The AM Sessions (Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr, Marco Benevento & Johnny Vidacovich) – NOLA Jazz Fest Late Night 2012

New Orleans Jazz Fest late night. 2:15am start time at the House of Blues Parish (the small room), right after the sold out Original Meters gig at Howlin’ Wolf. It don’t stop.

Improvisation:

Junco Partner:

Improvisation:

Thanks to Jon Prins of Transcendental Photography for the use of his stellar images.

Meanwhile, Picklemic has been posting several A+ audio recordings of Johnny Vidacovich from 2nd weekend of jazz fest, including:
this gig, May 5, 2012 at House of Blues Parish,
May 4, 2012 at Howlin’ Wolf with New Orleans All Stars,
May 3, 2012 at Maple Leaf with George Porter, Marco Benevento & Skerik,
May 2, 2012 at Maple Leaf with George Porter Jr, June Yamagishi & Ivan Neville.
Applause to Picklemic for pulling off all these SBD + on-stage matrix audio recordings. And he tells me his next upload is the May 4, 2012 Maple Leaf late night James Booker tribute with Marco Benevento & James Singleton.