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Out now: new releases from Dr. John, Benjamin Booker

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Benjamin Booker ? featured in this week's Gambit cover story ? arrived in New Orleans two years ago, and his self-titled debut album for ATO Records is out today, Aug. 19.* Benjamin Booker is Booker's discovery of the blues and ...

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Out now: new releases from Dr. John, Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker ? featured in this week's Gambit cover story ? arrived in New Orleans two years ago, and his self-titled debut album for ATO Records is out today, Aug. 19.*

Benjamin Booker is Booker's discovery of the blues and gospel (via WWOZ) filtered through a post-adolescent punk brain. Lo-fi demos of chugging blues numbers gave Booker a chance to flex his newly discovered gift of a voice, a smoke-rattled, throaty, note-sensitive whisper-growl not unlike that of blues greats before him.? [ Read more ]

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