"...his early 1940s recordings for OKeh with guitarist
Bill Gaither and string bassist Ransom Knowling, a clutch of 1942 sides
with Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, two sides made for Asch in 1944,
his solo work on JD and the 1945 sides with Brownie McGhee for Lenox and
Continental. Then it's on to the mid-forties and the two tracks for
Alert (as Willie Jordan & His Swinging Five) followed by the
Champion Jack Dupree Country Blues Band sides for Apollo in 1949.
There's a ton of great music from the fifties on labels as diverse as
Abbey, Apex, Gotham, Harlem, Derby and eventually, the King sides with
Mickey Baker and Milton Batiste including one I never knew about -
‘Camille' from 1953 that features the dynamic playing of harmonica man
Needless to say, this set gives us
a great view of Jack's vast repertoire - old traditional melodies, slow
boogies, piano stomps, jitterbugs, shake dances, boogie woogies along
with classic vintage New Orleans numbers like ‘Junker Blues', ‘Cabbage
Greens' and ‘Big Leg Mama'.
A powerhouse of marvellous blues on 4 CDs" - RED LICK Blues
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 06 April, 2013.