Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Champion Jack Dupree


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I got a great Email yesterday From Champion Jack Duprees grandson.Just a few corrections regarding my post on October 17th 2006
Jack didnt live in Ovenden,Halifax until his death.He & his wife moved to Hanover.Divorced &
He therefore died in Germany (not Halifax as I had said).
The KKK burned alive both Jack,s parents.
The Childrens Home Jack was brought up in wasnt run by Louis Armstrong (as i said!).Rather, Louis was himself an orphan at the same place (only at a later date)
Also, The Anniversary of Jack's death is on the 21st of this month.
William Thomas Dupree was, in my 'Umble Opinion, one of the finest Bluesmen ever recorded.It is also a matter of great Pride to me that he lived part of his great life in my hometown of Halifax.
Here is The Illustrated Champion Jack Dupree Discography .
Here is Champion in His Pomp.

Regards To Cazza for the Information.

{PS the Cute Little Girl in The Photo is Georgiana.}

CHAMPION JACK DUPREE MUSIC MP3 DOWNLOADS: =http://www.mp3.com/artist/champion-jack-dupree/summary/


Alan said...

Let that old 12-bar blues keep rockin' on.
Let that old 12-bar blues keep rockin' on.
Rockin'rockin' me all night long.
Yes, the boggie man he was great.

Jay said...

how come everyone gets emails from famous people and i don't? lol

Anonymous said...

Nice to see Champion Jack remembered in his adoptive town. I think both Louis Armstrong and Champion Jack are likely to have been in the 'Colored Waif's Home' in New Orleans at the same time. Louis was sent there in 1913, whilst Champion Jack was two when he was sent there- 1910, 1911 or 1912 depending on the settled date of birth of Champion Jack. An interesting thought.

I remember seeing Champion Jack several times at the Farmers Inn, Thornbury Bradford in the 60s and not long before he died at St Georges Hall, singing with Chris Barber. His kids were sat directly behind us and were clearly extremely proud of him.

All The Young Dudes

  Me ,in white,  throwing some glorious "Sid Viscous Shapes" :)