In a remarkable career spanning five decades,
Cornell Dupree played on literally thousands of
sessions and worked with a staggering list of artists that
includes James Brown, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Donny
Hathaway, Elvin Jones, B.B. King, Rahsaan Roland Kirk,
Herbie Mann, Jimmy Smith, and many more.
Born on 19 December 1942, in Fort Worth, Texas. A
self-taught guitarist, Dupree became a professional
musician in his home town while still in his mid-teens.
Soon thereafter, he joined King Curtis' band in New York
City where he worked with Jimi Hendrix. He became the
guitarist of choice for Atlantic Records in the late '60s,
after legendary producer Jerry Wexler brought in Dupree
to help shape the label's soul tracks."It was our practice
to use three (or even more!) guitarists on a record
session," said Wexler