James Booker

A one-eyed gay junkie was one of the greatest New Orleans piano players ever. How come nobody told me?

https://tubitv.com/movies/501224/bayou-maharajah

Like Art Tatum, his versions of familiar songs were always his own (like “Goodnight Irene.”)

Early in his career, he had a top 40 hit (well. #43) with “Gonzo.” Early 60s organ, in a totally different style than the traditional rollicking New Orleans piano he’s best known for.

Not only that, but according to the documentary, that’s where Hunter Thompson got the term,