The Women Blues of Champion Jack Dupree

The Women Blues of Champion Jack Dupree

Champion Jack Dupree FW03825 / FS 3825

Orphaned at age 2, William Thomas Dupree grew up in the same New Orleans boys’ home where Louis Armstrong first played the cornet. Continuing his music education with barrelhouse piano musicians, Dupree became known for his gritty yet soulful piano blues and boogie–woogie style. During the Depression, he started boxing for a living and earned the nickname “Champion Jack,” which stuck with him for the rest of his life. Here, Dupree’s theme is clear: “Bad women and good women. Hard times… hot hands, and hot music.” Liner notes include lyrics, photos, and an introduction by Charles Edward Smith.

Year Released 1961
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1961 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Blues
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Instrument(s) Piano; Vocals
Subject(s) Blues
Credits

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101 Ain't That a Shame Champion Jack Dupree 4:22
102 Talk to Me, Baby Champion Jack Dupree 4:18
103 Tell Me When Champion Jack Dupree 2:23
104 Old Woman Blues Champion Jack Dupree 4:18
105 Hard Feelings Blues Champion Jack Dupree 4:03
106 Bus Station Blues Champion Jack Dupree 2:47
201 Rattlesnake Boogie Champion Jack Dupree 3:08
202 Black Wolf Blues Champion Jack Dupree 3:03
203 Jail House Champion Jack Dupree 4:08
204 Come Back Baby Champion Jack Dupree 3:33
205 On My Way to Moe Asch Champion Jack Dupree 4:36
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