The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions
Performer: Champion Jack Dupree
Engineer: Mike Ross...
Producer: Mike Vernon...
Distributor: Alternative Dis. Alliance
Notes: Includes bonus tracks. Personnel: Champion Jack Dupree (drum); Mick Taylor , Paul Kossoff, Stan Webb (guitar); Chris Anderson (acoustic guitar); Reg Cole, Peter Oxer, Barry Wilde, Richard Studt (violin); Christopher Andrew Turner, Duster Bennett (harmonica); Les Wigfield, Alan Skidmore (tenor saxophone); Jim Chester (baritone saxophone); Terry Noonan (trumpet); Bud Parks (flugelhorn); Alex Dmochowski, Gary Thain, Stuart Brooks (bass guitar); Keef Hartley, Simon Kirke, Aynsley Dunbar (drum); Mike Vernon (percussion). After Champion Jack Dupree took up residence in Europe in the 1960s, he recorded for a number of European labels, including Blue Horizon Records, where he cut three full albums and several singles. All of that material is included on this two-disc set, which features the ivory-tickling bluesman in both solo and full-band contexts. Despite his advanced years at the time, Dupree plays with all of the vigor and guts that characterized his best early recordings--with traces of the New Orleans boogie-woogie style he began with and the Chicago style he later developed. Moreover, Dupree's charm and charisma, showcased especially in the live tracks here, are always engaging.
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