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Champion Jack Dupree Collection 1941-53 (2CD)

Champion Jack Dupree Collection 1941-53 (2CD)

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Even in a genre known for some larger-than-life personalities, Champion Jack Dupree was one of the most colourful characters in blues in the post-war era, a blues and barrel-house pianist and singer, who flirted with a boxing career alongside his music during the 30s, the origin of the Champion nickname, before starting to perform and record in Chicago in the early 40s. Orphaned as a child, and brought up institutions, his songs often painted the familiar bleak low-life landscape of drugs, prison and personal strife, but he did it with an extrovert rough-hewn approach and a humorous way with lyrics which soon made him popular, although there was a career hiatus during WWII when he served in the US Navy and was a Japanese POW. After the war he hooked up in New York with guitarist Brownie McGhee, and many of the later recordings in this anthology feature his work with McGhee, often working in different line-ups of small bands, the later ones also including McGhees long-time harmonica-playing associate Sonny Terry.

This great-value 52-track 2-CD set comprises selected A & B sides from the forty or more records which he released, with at least one side of each release represented. They come from releases for a bewildering array of record labels - Okeh, Joe Davis, Continental, Celebrity, Alert, Apollo, Abbey & Red Robin reflecting the chequered nature of some blues artists careers. In subsequent years he became a popular fixture on the European blues scene, settling for a while in the UK. This substantial trawl across the first decade and more of his career includes many examples of blues music as one of the bedrocks of rock n roll, and provides an entertaining showcase for a distinctive personality of the blues.
 
 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Warehouse Man Blues Champion Jack Dupree
2 Chain Gang Blues Champion Jack Dupree
3 Black Woman Swing Champion Jack Dupree
4 Cabbage Greens No. 1 Champion Jack Dupree
5 Gamblin' Man Blues Champion Jack Dupree
6 Angola Blues Champion Jack Dupree
7 That's All Right Jack Dupree
8 Dupree Shake Dance Champion Jack Dupree
9 Junker Blues Champion Jack Dupree
10 Bad Health Blues Champion Jack Dupree
11 Big Time Mama Champion Jack Dupree
12 Heavy Heart Blues Champion Jack Dupree
13 All Alone Blues Champion Jack Dupree
14 She Makes Good Jelly Champion Jack Dupree
15 Rum Cola Blues Champion Jack Dupree
16 Johnson Street Boogie Woogie Champion Jack Dupree
17 F.D.R. Blues Champion Jack Dupree
18 Fisherman's Blues Champion Jack Dupree
19 Black Wolf Champion Jack Dupree
20 Outside Man Champion Jack Dupree
21 You've Been Drunk Champion Jack Dupree
22 Santa Claus Blues Champion Jack Dupree
23 I Think You Need A Shot Jack Dupree Trio
24 How Long, How Long Blues Jack Dupree Trio
25 Let's Have A Ball Jack Dupree Trio
26 Hard Feeling Jack Dupree Trio
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Mean Old Frisco Jack Dupree Trio
2 Bad Whiskey And Wild Woman Champion Jack Dupree and His Trio
3 Bus Station Blues Champion Jack Dupree and His Trio
4 Love Strike Blues Champion Jack Dupree
5 I'm A Doctor For Women Champion Jack Dupree
6 Cecelia Cecelia Willie Jordan & His Swinging Five
7 Fifth Avenue Blues Jack Dupree and His Quartet
8 Come Back Baby Champion Jack Dupree and His Band
9 Chittlins And Rice Champion Jack Dupree and His Band
10 One Sweet Letter Champion Jack Dupree and His Band
11 Mean Mistreatin' Mama Champion Jack Dupree and His Band
12 Featherweight Mama Brother Blues & the Back Room Boys
13 Day Break Brother Blues & the Back Room Boys
14 Lonesome Bedroom Blues Champion Jack Dupree and His Band
15 Old Woman Blues Champion Jack Dupree and His Band
16 Deacon's Party Jack Dupree and His Band
17 I'm Gonna Find You Someday Jack Dupree and His Band
18 My Baby's Comin' Back Home Jack Dupree and Big Chief's All Stars
19 Just Plain Tired Jack Dupree and Big Chief's All Stars
20 The Woman I Love Brownie McGhee, His Guitar & Orch.
21 All Night Party Brownie McGhee, His Guitar & Orch.
22 Stumbling Block Blues Champion Jack Dupree
23 Highway Blues Champion Jack Dupree
24 Shake Baby Shake Champion Jack Dupree
25 Drunk Again Champion Jack Dupree
26 Shim Sham Shimmy Champion Jack Dupree
  • EAN:
    824046325824
  • Discs:
    2
  • Release:
    July 2018
  • Artist:
    Champion Jack Dupree
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3258
  • Weight:
    0.12kg