New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!
by James Booker
Released: Nov 1977
Label: New Rounder
Taped in 1977 at a concert in Germany. It's amazing to hear the sounds that Booker was able to let fly out of the keys, from the rollicking "On the Sunny Side of the Street" to the slow blues of "Please Send Me Someone to Love." His voice is strained but it's also real, and while the crowd is almost too excited, nobody plays piano as fluidly and soulfully as this.