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Blues Pianist of New Orleans, Vol. 3

Champion Jack Dupree

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1.1
Automobile Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
4:55
1.2
Alberta
Champion Jack Dupree
2:01
1.3
Rocky Mountain Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
3:55
1.4
Deep Sea River
Champion Jack Dupree
3:57
1.5
Rock Me Mama
Champion Jack Dupree
2:38
1.6
Big Fat Mama
Champion Jack Dupree
2:53
1.7
Cryin' Woman Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
4:09
1.8
Schoolday Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
4:25
1.9
Free and Equal
Champion Jack Dupree
5:10
1.10
My Heart Beat for You
Champion Jack Dupree
4:02
1.11
Trouble, Trouble
Champion Jack Dupree
3:32
1.12
I Ain't Got to Be Your L
Champion Jack Dupree
2:30
1.13
Daybreak Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
4:07
1.14
Calcutta Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
3:56
1.15
Please Don't Dog Your Wo
Champion Jack Dupree
4:29
1.16
Tee-Na-Nee-Na
Champion Jack Dupree
3:08
1.17
Bad Dog Blues
Champion Jack Dupree
2:09
1.18
Bus Station
Champion Jack Dupree
2:58
Total Playing Time    64:54
A fine collection of the great recordings of legendary blues pianist, Champion Jack Dupree, released by Storyville Records. The release comes as part of a three-volume series comprising of both the celebrated and lesser-known performances in Champion's long and storied career. Champion Jack Dupree was the embodiment of the New Orleans blues and boogie woogie pianist, a barrelhouse "professor". His father was from the Belgian Congo and his mother was part African American and Cherokee. He was orphaned at the age of two, and sent to the New Orleans Home for Colored Waifs (also the alma mater of Louis Armstrong). He taught himself piano there and later apprenticed with Tuts Washington and Willie Hall, whom he called his 'father' and from whom he learned "Junker's Blues". As a young man he began his life of travelling, living in Chicago, where he worked with Georgia Tom, and in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he met Scrapper Blackwell and Leroy Carr. Whilst he was always playing piano, he also worked as a cook, and in Detroit he met Joe Louis, who encouraged him to become a boxer. He ultimately fought in 107 bouts, winning Golden Gloves and other championships and picking up the nickname 'Champion Jack', which he used the rest of his life. He returned to Chicago at the age of 30 and joined a circle of recording artists, including Big Bill Broonzy and Tampa Red, who introduced him to the record producer Lester Melrose, who claimed composer credit and publishing on many of Dupree's songs. His biggest commercial success was "Walkin' the Blues", which he recorded as a duet with Teddy McRae.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Storyville Records Studio Masters

Tracks 1, 4, 13 – 44.1 kHz / 16-bit PCM

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