• champion jack dupree The Essential Recordings (double CD, £3.50)

    There was perhaps no other artist more entitled to sing the Blues than Champion Jack Dupree, the American Blues pianist and singer who overcame all the hardships that life could throw at him to become a pivotal part of the U.S. Blues scene and a major influence on the British Blues Boom. The exuberant and life-affirming music presented here is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit over extreme adversity. Spanning 20 years (1941-1961) this set contains all the champís key recordings. CD 1: Stack-O- Lee / Frankie And Johnny / Junkerís Blues / Going Down Slow / Hard Feeling / How Long, How Long Blues / Mean Old Frisco / Bad Whiskey And Wild Women / Bus Station Blues / Highway Blues / Number Nine Blues / The Blues Got Me Rockiní / Tongue-Tied Blues / Please Tell Me Baby / Walkiní Upside Your Head / Let The Doorbell Ring / Blues For Everybody / She Cooks Me Cabbage / Mail Order Woman / When I Got Married / CD 2: Walking The Blues / Shake, Baby, Shake / Shim Sham Shimmy / Rub A Little Boogie / Stumbling Block / Drunk Again / Big Leg Emmaís / Overhead / Me And My Mule / Dirty Woman / T. B. Blues / Canít Kick The Habit / Evil Woman / Nasty Boogie / Bad Blood / Donít Leave Me, Mary / Rampart Street Special / Dennis Rag / Sharp Harp / Bad Luck Bound To Change

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