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One Track Mind: King Curtis and Champion Jack Dupree, "I'm Having Fun" (1971)

One Track Mind: King Curtis and Champion Jack Dupree, "I'm Having Fun" (1971)

NICK DERISO: “I’m Having Fun” arrives as advertised. That is to say, it’s a bubbly, rollicking party record, featuring King Curtis — the Fort Worth native was one of the last of the great R&B saxists — shaking a bandstand to its foundations while keyboardist Champion Jack Dupree lays in these smooth, almost laconic grooves. Set for reissue in DecemberRead More

Lux Lewis, Champion Jack Dupree, Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Memphis Slim, others – Classic Piano Blues (2008)

NICK DERISO: This Smithsonian Folkways release, issued today, is a hot-dawg compilation that sets up both as primer for the new-to-this and reminder for the been-there-done-that crowd. A remarkably deep catalogue has helped the label continue for years with a series of myth-confirming sets. “Classic Piano Blues” is no different, featuring everything from Meade “Lux” Lewis to Champion Jack Dupree,Read More

Half Notes: North Mississippi Allstars – Hernando (2008)

This marked the North Mississippi Allstars’ first offering in three years and the first since mentor R.L. Burnside passed away in 2005. The NMA’s station in life has been to provide a heavily-amped version of Junior Kimbrough, and you have to wonder if success will cause them to stray from their straightforward but heavy-hitting mission. The name Hernando, their hometownRead More