Blues Pianist of New Orleans [Box Set with DVD]

Format: CD
Release Date: 10/4/2019
Style(s): Blues
$25.99
Availability: In Stock
Overview

William Thomas Dupree was born in 1909 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father was from the Belgian Congo and his mother was part African-American, part Cherokee. His parents ran a grocery store in the Irish Channel neighborhood and the family lived upstairs. When he was about one year old, the house was set on fire by the Ku Klux Klan and both his parents were killed. He grew up in the Colored Waifs Home in New Orleans where he received no schooling, but learned about music, cooking and fighting. When he came out of the orphans home, he learned to play barrelhouse piano, especially from a pianist called Willie Drive 'Em Down Hall. He made his living playing piano and fighting in the street for bets. He returned to Chicago in 1939 and joined a circle of recording artists including Big Bill Broonzy and Tampa Red, who introduced him to record producer Lester Melrose. After WWII he moved to New York, where he made multiple recordings for many labels, including his legendary 1958 album for Atlantic Records, Blues from the Gutter.

Tracks
1. Gravier Street Rag
Length: 02:13
2. New Vicksburd Blues
Length: 03:06
3. Old Woman Blues
Length: 02:43
4. Lonesome Bedroom Blues
Length: 03:15
5. I'm a Gamblin' Man
Length: 04:17
6. Shake Baby, Shake
Length: 02:26
7. Whiskey Head Woman
Length: 02:24
8. Shirley May
Length: 03:02
9. In the Evening
Length: 03:58
10. Number Nine
Length: 03:24
11. 41 Highway
Length: 02:30
12. Blues Before Sunrise
Length: 02:46
13. Midnight Hour Blues
Length: 03:59
14. How Long Blues
Length: 03:59
15. My Baby's Gone
Length: 03:01
16. My Mother Is Gone
Length: 04:31
17. Drive 'Em Down Special
Length: 02:49
18. I Just Want to Be Free
Length: 04:26
19. Drivin' Me Mad
Length: 04:12
20. Back Door Special
Length: 03:51
21. Keep Your Big Mouth Shout
Length: 02:31
22. I Hate to Be Alone
Length: 03:02
23. T.V. Mama
Length: 04:18
24. Storybook
Length: 05:49
25. Careless Love
Length: 04:49
26. Mama Don't Allow
Length: 03:54
27. See See Rider
Length: 04:34
28. Woodpecker
Length: 02:43
29. You Can Make It
Length: 04:40
30. Sometimes I Feel Like a Millionaire
Length: 04:20
31. Unborn Child
Length: 03:46
32. When I Left Home
Length: 02:59
33. Cross Eyed Woman
Length: 02:43
34. I Lost a Good Woman
Length: 02:24
35. Things I Used to Do
Length: 04:46
36. Self Pity
Length: 04:45
37. Ain't That a Hard Pillow to Swallow
Length: 04:39
38. Have You Ever Been Alone
Length: 03:34
39. Automobile Blues
Length: 04:57
40. Alberta
Length: 02:04
41. Rocky Mountain Blues
Length: 03:59
42. Deep See Diver
Length: 04:01
43. Rock Me Mama
Length: 02:41
44. Big Fat Mama
Length: 02:57
45. Cryin' Woman Blues
Length: 04:12
46. Schoolday Blues
Length: 04:28
47. Free and Equal
Length: 05:13
48. My Hearts Beat for You
Length: 04:05
49. Trouble, Trouble
Length: 03:35
50. I Ain't Got to Be Your Lowdown Dog
Length: 02:33
51. Daybreak Blues
Length: 04:10
52. Calcutta Blues
Length: 03:59
53. Please Don't Dog Your Woman
Length: 04:32
54. Tee-Na-Nee-Na
Length: 03:11
55. Bad Dog Blues
Length: 02:12
56. Bus Station Blues
Length: 03:01
Album Details
Disc Count: 3
Total Length: 202:58
UPC: 717101861927