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James Carroll Booker III (December 17, 1939 – November 8, 1983) was a jazz, New Orleans rhythm and blues and soul musician born in New Orleans, Louisiana. It has been speculated that his song “Gonzo” was the inspiration for the use of the word gonzo to describe Hunter S. Thompson’s journalistic style.
Harry Connick Jr., a student and close friend of Booker, is probably his most renowned disciple. Connick, Henry Butler, and Dr. John, among others, have recorded songs with titles and musical styles referencing Booker.
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