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Champion Jack Dupree feat. Allen Toussaint – Live at New Orleans Jazz Festival 1990

Dupree’s appearance on the Music Heritage Stage in 1990 was a combination interview with Allen Toussaint and live performance. While Dupree performed “Bring Me Flowers While I’m Living,” Toussaint, who had been waiting at the side of the stage, walked up behind Jack and started a duet by playing on the high keys of Jack’s piano. They then slid into a boogie-woogie, trading off parts before an astonished audience. When WWOZ producers in 2016 rediscovered a VHS copy of this seminal Jazz Fest performance in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive, it reached new audiences around the world through a digital transfer and sharing on social media.

Filmed at Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, May 5, 1990
Video courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive

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