- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Atlantic 8045 (1960)
- Original Album #2: Atlantic 8056 (1961)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Former prizefighter "Champion" Jack Dupree's rowdy sense of humor and impassioned piano playing proved a winning combination during his successful music career. Dupree was one of the first Bluesmen to leave his native country for a more accepting and racially diverse climate when he moved to Paris in 1959. Most of the tunes on these original Atlantic albums were self-penned, and they include "I Had a Dream," "Seafood Blue," and "Bad Life."
- 1.Seafood Blues
- 2.Death Of Big Bill Broonzy
- 3.Don't Leave Me, Mary
- 4.Rampart Street Special
- 5.How Long Blues
- 6.Bad Life
- 7.Mother-In-Law Blues
- 8.Slow Drag
- 9.Dennis Rag
- 10.Bad Luck Bound To Change
- 11.I Had A Dream
- 12.Roll Me Over Roll Me Slow
- 13.Reminiscin' With Champion Jack
- 14.That's All Right
- 15.Daybreak Stomp
- 16.House Rent Party
- 17.Snaps Drinking Woman
- 18.One Sweet Letter From You
- 19.New Vicksburg Blues
- 20.When Things Go Wrong
- 21.Johnson Street Boogie Woogie
- 22.Misery Blues
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
2 LPs on 1 CD: NATURAL & SOULFUL BLUES (1960)/CHAMPION OF THE BLUES (1961).
Personnel: Champion Jack Dupree (vocals, piano); Alex Korner (guitar);
Jack Fallon (bass).
Recorded in LOndon, England and Copenhagen, Denmark. Originally released opn Atlantic.
Personnel: Champion Jack Dupree (vocals, piano); Alexis Korner (guitar).
Recording information: Copenhagen, Denmark.
Photographer: Susanne Schapowalow.
In 2001, Collectables released Natural and Soulful Blues/Champion of the Blues, which combined two albums by Champion Jack Dupree on one compact disc: Natural and Soulful Blues (1960) and Champion of the Blues (1961), both originally issued on Atlantic. ~ Tim Sendra