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Champion and King

Champion Jack Dupree performs a scorching blues joint with King Curtis. For those of you who don’t know King Curtis was part of The Soul Saxes, a saxophone trio that included Hank Crawford and David Newman who all played with Ray Charles for some time (The Soul Saxes are most notable for their collaboration with Shirley Scott). Champion Jack Dupree “was the embodiment of the New Orleans blues and boogie woogie pianist,” unknown source. No pop or ballad here it’s staight with no chaser, literally. The real action starts about 4 minutes in trust me you’re in for a real treat it’s actually quite comical . These two were such a hot duo their following included fellow high profile musicians. I believe Aretha Franklin is the face you see in the front row at the beginning and thru out the video. Without further ado…

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