A veteran of over 2,500 saving periods, guitarist Cornell Dupree worked most prolifically in R&B and blues, but he was equally in the home in jazz, particularly funky fusion and soul-jazz. Dupree was created in Fort Value, TX, in 1942, and by age 20 was playing in Ruler Curtis’ R&B group. He became a program musician immediately after, playing on Brook Benton’s “Rainy Evening in Georgia,” in addition to records by superstars like Lou Rawls, Paul Simon, Barbra Streisand, Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne, Roberta Flack, Joe Cocker, Michael Bolton, Mariah Carey, and countless others. Dupree was also an associate of Aretha Franklin’s touring music group from 1967-1976, and throughout that period also became a existence on many jazz-funk recordings, the type that would discover favor with uncommon groove and acidity jazz fans within the a long time. Dupree’s initial jazz session being a head was 1974’s Teasin’, that was followed by Sunday Evening Fever in 1977, and Darkness Dance in 1978. Through the same period, Dupree was an associate from the studio-musician fusion supergroup Stuff, which agreed upon with Warner Bros. in 1975 and documented four albums. In addition they reunited periodically within the ’80s and spawned a middle-’80s spin-off group known as the Gadd Gang, which Dupree also belonged to. A few of Dupree’s most satisfying jazz albums emerged in the past due ’80s and early ’90s; 1988’s Coastline to Coastline was nominated for the Grammy, and cool periods like 1991’s Can’t COMPLETE, 1992’s live Uncle Funky, and 1993’s Child’s Play received reviews that are positive. 1994’s Bop ‘n’ Blues was his most straight-ahead jazz record, also ranking as you of his greatest.
|1||He is survived by his wife, Erma Kindles; three children, James Cornell, Cornell III, and Celestine Maria; and nine grandchildren.|
|2||Self-taught guitarist who performed and recorded with Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Miles Davis, and Lena Horne, among others.|
|3||King Curtis promised the then-18 year old Dupree a job if Dupree continued practicing the guitar. A year later, Curtis brought Dupree to New York to join Curtis's band, the King Pins.|
|4||Called "Mr. 2,500" as a reference to the number of recordings in which he participated.|
|Dynamite Brothers||1974||musician: guitar - uncredited|
|The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony||2012||TV Movie in memoriam|
|The Gadd Gang: Live||1988||Video||Himself (Guitar)|
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