This Krazy Kat collection of post-war sides by Champion Jack Dupree makes a nice companion to his release on the Red Pepper label, 1944-1945. Both albums find Dupree in excellent form and singing a variety of boogie-woogie, blues selections, but they differ in their instrumentation; 1944-1945 features Dupree in an intimate, solo piano setting, while 1945-1953 includes a variety of sidemen and has a more rambling, jam-session atmosphere. Highlights from this Krazy Kat release include the electric-blues scorcher "Stumbling Block" and the New Orleans' shuffle-beat tune "Somebody Changed the Lock." Dupree also lays down some Muddy Waters-inspired blues on "Highway Blues" and gets into some early rock & roll on "Shake Baby Shake" and "Shim Sham Shimmy." Harpist Sonny Terry and guitarist Brownie McGhee provide fine support on tracks like "Number Nine Blues" and drummer Willie Jones supplies a nice, propulsive beat throughout. 1945-1953 has a very good assortment of Dupree's prime, early cuts and, like both the Red Pepper release and Columbia's New Orleans Barrelhouse Boogie, it offers a good introduction to his recordings.Stephen Cook, Allmusic

01 Stumbling Block 02 Number Nine Blues 03 Deacon's Party 04 I'm Gonna Find You Someday 05 Up And Down The Hill 06 I Think You Need A Shot 07 Drunk Again 08 Rub A Little Boogie 09 Ragged And Hungry 10 Barrel House Mama 11 Goin' Back To Louisiana 12 Old Old Woman 13 Mean Black Snake 14 Baby You Say You Love Me 15 Somebody Changed The Lock 16 Fifth Avenue Woman 17 Highway 31 18 Shake Baby Shake 19 Highway Blues 20 Drinkin' Little Woman 21 Mean Mistreatin' Mama 22 Shim Sham Shimmy
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