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Cornell Dupree: Night Fever: The Versatile Sessions

Cornell Dupree is one of those R&B, funk and fusion session players whose playing is undoubtedly on at least one CD in your collection. Discovered by saxman King Curtis, Dupree was a member of Aretha Franklin’s touring band for nine years and is said to have participated in more than 2,500 sessions with Paul Simon, Lou Rawls, Roberta Flack, Joe Cocker, Donny Hathaway and so on.

In 1977 and 1978, during the height of disco, Dupree released two solo albums for the New York-based Versatile label. The 14 songs from those two projects, Saturday Night Fever and Shadow Dancing, have now been reissued on one CD.

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