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James Booker Collection

James Booker Collection by James Booker. For Piano. Piano Solo Personality. Blues and R&B. SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate). Songbook. Chord names, performance notes and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 144 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.306224).

ISBN 0793593379. With chord names, performance notes and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Blues and R&B. 9x12 inches.

This collection showcases the music of this astoundingly talented, yet underrated New Orleans pianist with 12 piano solo transcriptions, including: Come Rain or Come Shine * Gonzo's Blue Dream * Junco Partner * Papa Was a Rascal * Pixie * Put Out the Light * and more. Features a biography of Booker, extensive notes on his songs and style, a discography and a listing of related artists, and more.

About SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate)

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4 to 5-note chords in both hands and scales in octaves in both hands.

  • Junco Partner 
  • Tell Me How Do You Feel 
  • Gonzo's Blue Dream 
  • Pop's Dilemma 
  • Blues Minuet 
  • Pixie 
  • Let's Make A Better World 
  • Put Out The Light 
  • Papa Was A Rascal 
  • Baby, Won't You Please Come Home 
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine 
  • It Will Have To Do Until The Real Thing Comes Along 
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  • 5

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  • October 08, 2007 Good stuff, I had never heard of him before

    If you want to learn rhythm, this is it. It is a little advance, but with a lot of practice you will get it

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  • 5

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  • May 10, 2007 Amazing Music!

    Excellent transcriptions of James Booker's unique style of playing the piano. Each of the different styles is explained in the introduction. Simpler tunes like "Pop's Dilemma" contrast with difficult pieces like "Papa Was A Rascal" and "Pixie". The music is all fun to play.

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  • 5

    Fort Lauderdale, Fl
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  • December 18, 2003 Dead-on transcriptions

    If you've heard Booker's playing, you know it sounds like 3 or 4 hands at once. These transcriptions and text explain how it's really done and are dead-on exactly note for note from the recordings. When you hear that pounding left hand come alive on your...

    piano you'll swear Booker's ghost is sitting next to you!

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  • 5

    Stratford upon Avon, England.
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  • January 21, 2002 James Booker Old school Fonkstar

    Great transcriptions from one of the best New Orleans pianists. A good seectiom if tunes written out in a way that clearly caputes Booker's piano playing. The notes on Bookers playing and a breakdown of his left hand patterns at the begining of the book are very valuable. If...

    you like New Orleans piano, buy it!

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  • 5

    Milford, CT
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  • February 14, 2001 Booker Songbook excellent

    Josh Paxton has done a fantastic job capturing the music of James Carroll Booker. There's also a great background on Booker. If you are into New Orleans style piano you should definitely check this one out.

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