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The Women Blues of Champion Jack Dupree

The Women Blues of Champion Jack Dupree

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.

Track Listing

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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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