Unfortunately you may experience slight delays as some deliveries are taking longer than usual. He soon began playing in barrelhouses and other drinking establishments. He divorced Shirley in 1976 and moved to Copenhagen, where he lived in the Freetown Christiania. On his best-known album, Blues from the Gutter, released by Atlantic Records in 1958, he was accompanied on guitar by Larry Dale, whose playing on that record inspired Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. [3] Dupree taught himself to play the piano there and later apprenticed with Tuts Washington and Willie Hall,[4][5] whom he called his father and from whom he learned "Junker's Blues". After the first take, producer Ron Levy said, 'Wow, that was great, Jack! [10][11] A piano he used was later discovered at Calderdale College in Halifax. Dupree was a New Orleans blues and boogie-woogie pianist, a barrelhouse "professor". In 1975, after getting divorced, he moved to Hannover, Germany, where he lived until he died of cancer in 1992. In later years Dupree recorded with John Mayall, Mick Taylor, Eric Clapton and The Band. "—echo Dupree's song "Shake Baby Shake". Lichtenstein, Grace; Dankner, Laura (1993). Champion Jack Dupree was the embodiment of the New Orleans blues and boogie woogie pianist, a barrelhouse "professor". [15], Since his death, Dupree has undergone a revival of interest on the British vintage dance scene. His father was from the Belgian Congo and his mother was part African American and Cherokee. He later moved to Zurich and finally settled in Hanover, Germany. The Blues of Champion Jack Dupree Vol. Presto is committed to the health and well-being of our staff. His father was from the Belgian Congo and his mother was part African American and Cherokee. In Detroit, after Joe Louis encouraged him to become a boxer, he fought 107 bouts, winning Golden Gloves and other championships and picking up the nickname Champion Jack, which he used the rest of his life. His father was from the Belgian Congo and his mother was part African American and Cherokee.

He toured constantly throughout his years in Europe, recording almost everywhere he went. Many of his songs were about jail, drinking and drug addiction, although he himself was a light drinker and did not use other drugs. He went to England shortly thereafter, where he settled and got married.

He always spoke very highly of the time he spent in Denmark, playing and recording with bands like Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band and Fessor's Big City Band, and later the Kenn Lending Blues Band. He was a noted raconteur and transformed many of his stories into songs, such as "Big Leg Emma's", a rhymed tale of a police raid on a barrelhouse. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. This led to several national tours and eventually a European tour. The recording of the concert was released in 1973 as the album King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree: Blues at Montreux on the Atlantic label.[9]. 'Oh, yeah', Jack said, and then he did something else. 2019 Uddrag SANG TID Storybook. The first time he was recording for Rounder Records in New Orleans in 1990. His birth date has been given as July 4, July 10, and July 23, 1908, 1909, or 1910; the researchers Bob Eagle and Eric LeBlanc give July 4, 1910. He was also a "spy boy" for the Yellow Pocahontas tribe of the Mardi Gras Indians. he could be the bluesman with the most recordings in history. He returned to the United States from time to time and performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. He returned to Chicago at the age of 30 and joined a circle of recording artists, including Big Bill Broonzy and Tampa Red, who introduced him to the record producer Lester Melrose. [8] Some of Dupree's songs had gloomy topics, such as "TB Blues" and "Angola Blues" (about Louisiana State Penitentiary, the infamous Louisiana prison farm), but he also sang about cheerful subjects, as in "Dupree Shake Dance": "Come on, mama, on your hands and knees, do that shake dance as you please". His recording of “Shakin’ Mother for You” now features on the playlist of most DJ’s on the UK Lindy Hop scene and it has become the de facto standard track for the ‘Cardiff Stroll’.[16]. He began a life of travelling, living in Chicago, where he worked with Georgia Tom, and in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he met Scrapper Blackwell and Leroy Carr.

He always spoke very highly of the time he spent in Denmark, playing and recording with bands like Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band and Fessor's Big City Band, and later the Kenn Lending Blues Band. "Our Times: The Louis Armstrong Childhood Arrest That No One Knew About", "Barrelhouse Blues - Champion Jack Dupree, Laurie Grundt & Eva Acking, 1975", "King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree - Blues At Montreux", "Dupree 'N' McPhee: The 1967 Blue Horizon Session - Champion Jack Dupree, Tony McPhee, TS McPhee | Songs, Reviews, Credits", "Eightbeat Jive demonstrate the Cardiff Stroll", "Illustrated Champion Jack Dupree Discography", Illustrated Champion Jack Dupree discography, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Champion_Jack_Dupree&oldid=985219903, American expatriates in the United Kingdom, American prisoners of war in World War II, Rhythm and blues musicians from New Orleans, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 October 2020, at 17:45. Dupree's playing was almost all straight blues and boogie-woogie. Skip to main content Hello, Sign in. After the war, his biggest commercial success was "Walkin' the Blues", which he recorded as a duet with Teddy McRae. He was orphaned at the age of two, and sent to the New Orleans Home for Colored Waifs (also the alma mater of Louis Armstrong). [11] He died of cancer on January 21, 1992, in Hanover.[14]. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Blues Pianist of New Orleans - Champion Jack Dupree on AllMusic - 2019 He also worked again as a cook, specializing in New Orleans cuisine. Thank you. He recorded for Storyville Records every time he was in Copenhagen, especially in the sixties. Dupree's career was interrupted by military service in World War II. 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. This period of his life was the subject of the 1975 film Barrelhouse Blues - Feelings and Situations[13] by the artists Laurie Grundt and Eva Acking which includes several filmed performances, including one where Dupree plays drum set. They had booked the studio for two days, and after they were finished, there was material for at least three albums. Following Franklin D. Roosevelt's death in office, Dupree composed the "F.D.R. Why don't you do it again so we have an alternate take?' Dupree was a New Orleans blues and boogie-woogie pianist, a barrelhouse "professor". Dupree moved to Europe in 1960, settling first in Switzerland and then Denmark (in the anarchist-occupied Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen),[7] England, Sweden and, finally, Germany. In 1959, he played an unofficial (and unpaid) duo gig with Alexis Korner at the London School of Economics. Latest update: COVID-19 Shipping Delays. 1. Our warehouse team are currently working hard to ensure your order is despatched as quickly as possible. Many of Dupree's songs were later credited to Melrose as composer, and Melrose claimed publishing rights to them. The lyrics of Jerry Lee Lewis's version of "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"—"You can shake it one time for me! The music in this box set is from these great recordings. Blues".[6]. 2.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating. He would occasionally indulge in a vocalese style of sung word play (similar to Slim Gaillard's "Vout"), as in his "Mr. Dupree Blues", included on the album The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions. 3-CD box set of recordings made by blues and boogie-woogie pianist and singer William Thomas "Champion Jack" Dupree in Denmark, during his years spent in Europe from 1959 through to the '70s.