Champion Jack Dupree

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by Champion Jack Dupree

Biography

William Thomas Dupree, 4 July 1910, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 21 January 1992, Hanover, Germany. (Dupree’s birth date is the matter of some conjecture and is sometimes listed as 23 July 1909). Orphaned in infancy, Dupree was raised in the Colored Waifs Home for Boys until the age of 14. After leaving, he led a marginal existence, singing for tips, and learning piano from musicians such as Willie ‘Drive-’em-down’ Hall. Dupree also became a professional boxer, and... Read more

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blues
piano blues
new orleans
boogie woogie
piano
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