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Press Archive - Champion Jack Dupree - Rocks - Vive Le Rock

CHAMPION JACK DUPREE ROCKS (Bear Family) Rockin' and Rollin' 8/10 Champion Jack Dupree did a lot of living and more importantly, surviving during the four year hiatus between his first ten singles, that is if you count two years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp as a 'hiatus'. Before his recording career began in 1940 he'd already fought 107 boxing bouts, winning many picking up his nickname. The music contained with-in the continuing 'Rocks' series is stomping blues and rock'n'roll, with real earthy content, sex, drugs and bad luck, pounded out on a rocking piano, much of which predates the official birth of the medium. In 'Good Old Rock N Roll' released in 1957, Champion laughs that he'd been playing it since 1929 but the kids and the DJ's only just discovered it, he was no doubt glad they had — The real deal. Simon Nott

 
 

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Champion Jack Dupree: Champion Jack Dupree - Rocks (CD)

1-CD DigiPac (6-plated) with 36-page booklet, 29 tracks, playing time 78:14 minutes. • Multi-label compilation features Dupree classics originally on the Red Robin, Groove,Apollo, Vik, and Atlantic labels—all of them blistering rockers  • Jack’s all-star sidemen include guitarists Brownie McGhee, his brother ‘Stick’ McGhee, and Larry Dale and sax blasters Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor, King Curtis, and Pete Brown • Dupree’s hybrid of New...

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