Tox Tunes #80: Weed Head Woman (Champion Jack Dupree)

March 30, 2014, 2:53 pm

The great boogie-woogie blues pianist Champion Jack Dupree (?1908 – 1992) got his nickname from the fairly successful boxing career that preceded his taking up music as a career. According to wikipedia, after being encouraged by Joe Louis he entered 107 fights, winning the Golden Gloves and other championships.

Although he was originally from New Orleans, Dupree did much of his early recording in Chicago. “Weed Head Woman” was recorded in 1941.

In 1966, he jammed with Eric Clapton and John Mayall:

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