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Champion Jack Dupree

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:34 pm
by mardi
Just wondering....Any Champion Jack Dupree fans here ?

RE: Champion Jack Dupree

PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:54 pm
by papatex
Lo' Mardi, I'm not a fan but it's only cause I haven't gotten around
to checking him out. (There's so many great ones out there and just so
many hours in a day!) -I was wondering if you or anyone else on the
forum have heard of Charlie Booty of Tennesee. He is an older player
who's bio is quite interesting. He plays Blues, Ragtime, and Boogie
Woogie. He was in a plane crash several years back and suffered
a trauma to the head which caused him to forget everything he
had ever done on the piano. All he could remember is that he
used to play. Amazingly, he worked his way back to his
former level of performance within a year! He also has his own
little label featuring solo piano players.
Worth a look.. later....Mike K.

RE: Champion Jack Dupree

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 3:21 am
by santo
You can get a few Champion Jack's mp3s on Amazon music downloads. It's a fair sampling. He's not my favorite N.O. pianist, but he is the real deal.

RE: Champion Jack Dupree

PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 7:55 am
by houndog
I saw Champion Jack about 15 years ago, I also have one lp I bought 25 years ago which is the only record I have had to stop playing as it was just too intensely sad. No wonder when you read his biog, him and Jazz Gillum are two wonderful blues survivors.

Anyhoo, Champion jack made his home in Yorkshire and there was a recent BBC documentary abou all these stride + boogie woogie players springing up in this heartland of the brass band ( Think "The Full Monty" !)

Amazing man and his likes will not be seen again. ... pree.shtml


RE: Champion Jack Dupree

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:15 am
by mikedev
[updated:LAST EDITED ON Oct-03-05 AT 06:16 AM (EST)]I saw him a couple of times in the late 60's and have a couple of his albums.

One of them was recorded in the 60's and had Paul Kossof and Stan Webb on guitars - on different tracks.

Great stuff.


RE: Champion Jack Dupree

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:59 pm
by j_tour2
Don't forget about those early records -- a lot of them are on a one disc record/tap/CD (forgot title and label).

"Junker's Blues" -- that one lick is all over in someone like James Booker's playing, almost a foundation. Same thing pretty much as Fats Domino's "Fat Man" record.

He almost reminds me of fingerstyle blues guitar because of all that interplay between the fingers. Kind of like one of those paintings made up of tiny spots of paint -- looks smooth from a distance, but everythings distinct and discreet when you get in close.