From New Orleans to Chicago/Champion Jack Dupree and His Blues Band

From New Orleans to Chicago/Champion Jack Dupree and His Blues Band

by Champion Jack Dupree
     
 

Like many black American blues and R&B artists, New Orleans singer and pianist Champion Jack Dupree found more respect and recognition in Europe than he did in his homeland, and he relocated to Europe in 1959, only rarely returning to the U.S. He cut several albums there, including the two included in this double-disc set from Beat Goes On, From New Orleans toSee more details below

Overview

Like many black American blues and R&B artists, New Orleans singer and pianist Champion Jack Dupree found more respect and recognition in Europe than he did in his homeland, and he relocated to Europe in 1959, only rarely returning to the U.S. He cut several albums there, including the two included in this double-disc set from Beat Goes On, From New Orleans to Chicago, recorded in London in 1966, and Champion Jack Dupree and His Blues Band, tracked in the same city a year later (both were originally released on London Decca). Of the two, the latter release is the stronger (thanks in no small part to guitarist Mickey Baker), although From New Orleans is probably better known, mainly for the presence of Eric Clapton and John Mayall at the sessions. Throughout, listeners are treated to Dupree's thundering barrelhouse piano, his Emerald City vocals (always delivered, it seems, with a slight wink), and -- in the case of the 1967 album -- a solid and rocking backing band. Highlights include "Ain't It a Shame" and "Down the Valley" from the first disc and "Louise," "Come Back Baby" (an almost Cajun chunk of near-swamp pop), and "Georgiana," a ballad in the Ray Charles mold, from the second. Seldom have the blues been delivered with more open-ended glee, and fans of this engaging artist will undoubtedly be pleased that these albums are back in print, and packaged together.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2004
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261206497
catalogNumber:
649
Rank:
66185

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Third Degree
  2. T.V. Mama
  3. He Knows the Rules
  4. Ain't It a Shame
  5. Ooh La-La
  6. (Going Down To) Big Leg Emma's
  7. Won't Be a Fool No More
  8. Take It Slow and Easy
  9. She's All in My Life
  10. Poor Poor Me
  11. Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer
  12. Down the Valley
  13. Too Early in the Morning
  14. Shim-Sham-Shimmy

Disc 2

  1. Barrelhouse Woman
  2. Louise
  3. One Dirty Woman
  4. When Things Go Wrong
  5. Cut Down on My Overheads
  6. Troubles
  7. Tee-Nah-Nah
  8. Caldonia
  9. Under Your Hood
  10. Come Back Baby
  11. Baby Let Me Lay It on You
  12. Garbage Man
  13. I Feel Like a Millionaire
  14. Right Now
  15. Georgiana
  16. Shake, Baby, Shake

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Champion Jack Dupree   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
John Mayall   Harmonica
Mickey Baker   Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals
Keef Hartley   Drums
Mike Vernon   Human Whistle
Eric Clapton   Guitar
Bob Efford   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Klein   Baritone Saxophone
Tony McPhee   Guitar
Rex Morris   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Shortt   Washboard
Ronnie Verrell   Drums
Malcolm Pool   Bass
Albert Hall   Trumpet
John Baldwin   Bass Guitar
Malcolm Pool   Bass Guitar
Bill Shortt   Rubboard
John Baldwine   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Eddie Boyd   Composer
Champion Jack Dupree   Composer
Jimmy McCracklin   Composer
Mickey Baker   Arranger,Director
Mike Vernon   Arranger,Director,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production,Original Sleeve Design
Big Maceo Merriweather   Composer
Tony Russell   Liner Notes
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Victoria Smith   Engineer

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