A Portrait Of Champion Jack Dupree
CAT # 11661-1586-2
1. Freedom 5:20 2. Skit Skat 3:27 3. Dupree Special 5:00 4. School Days 5:20 5. Hometown New Orleans 4:23 6. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee 4:11 7. They Gave Me Away 7:25 8. Calcutta 3:10 9. No Future 4:27 10. When I'm Drinkin' 3:24 11. Give Me Flowers While I'm Livin' 4:58 12. The Blind Man 4:42 13. You Can Make It 5:56 14. Forever and Ever 3:25
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Raconteur and blues stylist Champion Jack Dupree was one of the great pioneers of the blues, a pianist and ex-prizefighter who first recorded in the 1930s. In the mid-1980s, he returned to his hometown New Orleans after thirty years as an expatriate in Europe, creating perhaps the most profound and deepest music of his career, the best of which is presented in this collection. His loping, conversational style embraces a life of colorful characters, romance and good times, while poignantly confronting the hard realities of the racism and poverty he left behind. Produced by Ron Levy, with an all-star New Orleans band. Notes by Marian Leighton Levy. 24 bit digital remastering from original analogue or digital sources.
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