RIP Cornell DuPree

Louis Erlanger louisx@myfairpoint.net
Tue May 10 11:28:19 EDT 2011


I played on a couple of sessions with Cornell Dupree a long time ago. His
shuffles had so much forward motion I started laughing. It was like being on
a runaway roller coaster, and it proved to me just how incredible he was.
It's no wonder so many of the records he played on were hits.


----- Original Message -----
From: "chuck 249" <hhs249@GMAIL.COM>
To: <BLUES-L@LISTSERV.NETHELPS.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: RIP Cornell DuPree


> That's bad news...but if there is a better place, he is there now.
>
> Here is the VARIETY obit:
> http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118036680?refCatId=16
>
> Not long ago I posted a link to his very fine TEASIN' tune....but he
> literally played on thousands of sessions, earning him the nickname of
> Mr 2500.  I recommend a quick trip to YouTube and take a listen/look
> to King Curtis & The King Pins live version of Memphis Stew....there
> you can watch Cornell add his ingredient to that Stew.
>
> chuck, in dallas
>
>

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