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BlueStateMan On May - 10 - 2011

American R&B/Jazz guitarist Cornell Dupree passed away last night
at age 69.

He began his career playing in the Atlantic Records studio band,
recording on albums by Aretha Franklin and King Curtis as a member
of Curtis’s band “The King Pins”. He has reputedly recorded on 2500
sessions with artists such as Lena Horne, Archie Shepp, Grover
Washington Jr., Snooky Young, and Miles Davis.

Let’s give this great man the respect that he deserves by taking
the time to pay him proper tribute through the enjoyment of his music.

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  1. Haruko Haruhara says:

    Thank you, BSM, this is important for people to remember.

  2. ADONAI says:

    I recognized the name but couldn’t place it. Had to google it. I remember the band Stuff. They were pretty tight. Dude wrote a ton of great songs. Definitely a legend.

    Rest in peace brother.

  3. jkkFL says:

    Thanks BSM. Sadly our Blues legends are slowly fading away.
    Pinetop Perkins, Big Jack Jackson, Eddie Kirkland and Marvin Sease are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

    • KillgoreTrout says:

      While living in Boston, I had the good fortune to see Muddy Waters, Pinetop Perkins, and Johnny Winter play together in a small club. What a great show. This was just a few months before Muddy passed away.

      • jkkFL says:

        Wow, KT- that was a stroke of luck!

        • KillgoreTrout says:

          Yeah, it really was. The stage was almost floor level, and I could have taken just a step or two to touch them if I wanted. I don’t know about the present, in Boston, but when I was there, there were some great little clubs that had some great musicians.


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