Champion Jack tx pg
Champion Jack Dupree
Number 15 of 50, edition of 50
18x18 pigment photograph, image 14x14", unframed
Signed, titled, numbered in pencil and on verso
Provenance: The Artist
If you believe, as I do, that Fats Domino's "The Fat Man" was the first real rock 'n roll HIT then you'll have no problem giving props to Champion Jack Dupree as it was his "Junker's Blues" that Fats drew upon, Dave Bartholomew jacked up with the "big beat", and marched right into rock 'n roll history. This image was made at (the late) Ultrasonic Studios on Washington Avenue. Champion Jack regaled us with tales of playing in the cane field chitlin' circuit roadhouses "back of Donaldsonville and Thibodaux" which also happens to be my homeland. - R.O.