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Champion Jack Dupree


William Thomas Dupree, best known as Champion Jack Dupree, was an American blues pianist. His birth date is disputed, given as July 4, July 10, and July 23, in the years 1908, 1909, or 1910. He died January 21, 1992. Dupree's playing is almost all straight blues and boogie woogie, with no ballads or pop songs, not even blues ballads. He was not a sophisticated musician or singer, but he had a wry and clever way with words: "Mama, move your false teeth, papa wanna scratch your gums." He sometimes sang as if he had a cleft palate and even recorded under the name Harelip Jack Dupree.

Albums Champion Jack Dupree

17 played on Radionomy

  • Complete Blue Horizon Sessions

  • The Sonet Blues Story

  • Best of Champion Jack Dupree: Dupree Shake Dance

  • From New Orleans to Chicago

  • When I've Been Drinking

  • Walkin' the Blues: The Very Best of Champion Jack Dupree

  • Blues for Everybody

  • A Portrait of Champion Jack Dupree

  • Me and My Mule

  • Sings the Blues

  • One Last Time

  • New Orleans Barrelhouse Boogie

  • New Orleans Barrel House Boogie

  • Home

  • Blues from the Gutter

  • Forever & Ever

  • Back Home In New Orleans