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Cornell Dupree Jr. Obituary

12/19/1942 - 5/8/2011| Visit Guest Book
Cornell Dupree Jr. (David Redfern/Redferns)
Cornell Dupree Jr. (David Redfern/Redferns)
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Cornell Dupree Jr., a guitarist who played on R&B and jazz hits with artists including Aretha Franklin and Miles Davis, has died. He was 68.

Dupree died Sunday at home in Fort Worth. His funeral is set for Friday.

Just out of high school, he went to work in Manhattan with saxophonist King Curtis Ousley, another Fort Worth native.

Dupree, who went on to be a studio player, played guitar on "Respect" by Franklin, "Rainy Night in Georgia" by Brook Benton and "Memphis Soul Stew" by King Curtis.

He toured with Franklin's band from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s.

His son, Cornell Dupree III, tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says most people don't know his father, but "there's not too many musicians who don't know him."


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Published in Star-Telegram on May 11, 2011
American rhythm & blues/soul jazz guitarist and recording legend Cornell Dupree, 68, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011. Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Golden Gate Funeral Home. Wake: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.... Read Obituary
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