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James Booker's solo piano album Junco Partner nearly tore my head off the first time I heard it. He's part of the New Orleans lineage of soulful, syncopated, singing piano players that includes Professor Longhair, Dr. John and, if you want to take it back to the beginning, Jellyroll Morton. "Pixie" was inspired by the clockwork counterpoint funk of Booker's "Pixie;" "Black Minute Waltz," "Pops' Dilemma" and his version of "Irene Goodnight" are among my other favorites.
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