JUNKER'S BLUES

Latest update on 28/02/2018

Artist: Champion Jack Dupree
Author: Willie Hall
Label: Okeh
Year: 1941

The original label states Junker Blues (Dupree), but Jack later confessed he learned it from his mentor Willie Hall, legendary N.O. boogie woogie pianist better known as Drive 'Em Down, who was never recorded. Gave its melody subsequently to The Fat Man, Lawdy Miss Clawdy and Tipitina and shares some lyric lines with Junco Partner (see there).

Covers:

1950:

Fats Domino [as The Fat Man, bypassing the drug allusions]

1956:

Otis Spann [as I'm Leaving You]

1961:

Chuck Berry [as The Man And The Donkey]

1969:

Canned Heat [as Big Fat (The Fat Man)]

1990:

Willy DeVille

2013:

Hugh Laurie

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