Last year, the world lost a great musician with the passing of guitarist Cornell Dupree, who appeared on countless recordings with artists from Bill Withers to King Curtis to Steve Gadd. Many bass players may know him from Donny Hathaway’s Live, which also had the outstanding work of bassist Willie Weeks.
Two months before his death, Dupree tracked what would be his final album, I’m Alright, now out on DialTone Records. The guitarist recruited a host of talented players for the effort, including bassists George Porter, Jr., Ronnie James, and Larry Fulcher.
Heavily influenced by the blues, the album features several classic covers including Withers’ “Grandma’s Hands,” Tony Joe White’s “Rainy Night in Georgia” and Kris Kristofferson’s “Help Me Make It Through The Night.”
I’m Alright Track List:
- Doin’ Alright
- The Bird
- Erma’s Shades
- Rainy Night In Georgia
- Grandma’s Hands
- Help Me Make It Through The Night
- I Ain’t Got You
- CL Blues