Blues from the Gutter – Champion Jack Dupree

Artist: Champion Jack Dupree

Year1959

Genre: New Orleans Blues

Grade: A-

Barrelhouse piano, crack-house stomp and roadhouse jazz — all these elements help make Champion Jack Dupree’s woozy brand of New Orleans blues a pleasure to behold. Dupree is both a talented pianist and a charismatic singer, which makes Blues from the Gutter an entertaining listen the whole way through. And his lyrical subject matter (“Can’t Kick the Habit” and “Junker’s Blues,” for example) is both tried and true, and full of hilarious been there’s and done that’s. Blues from the Gutter is as genuine as the blues gets.

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