“Frank Dupree”


Frank Dupree, the singer, gets in trouble when he steals a diamond from an Atlanta jewelry store. As he leaves, he shoots a policeman and drives off. He is arrested and sentenced to death when he returns to his sweetheart Betty

Historical references

  • Dec 15, 1921 - Frank Dupree robs an Atlanta jewelry store
  • Sept. 1, 1922 - Dupree hanged

Cross references

  • cf. "Dupree" [Laws I11] (plot)


  • Blind Andy [Jenkins], "Frank Dupree" (OKeh 40446, 1925)
  • Rosa Lee Carson, "Frank Du Pree" (OKeh 40446, 1925)
  • Vernon Dalhart, "Frank Dupree" (Columbia 15042-D, 1925)


  1. Laws E24, "Frank Dupree"
  2. BrownII 247, "Frank Dupree" (1 text)
  3. Friedman, p. 396, "Dupree" (2 texts, but only the first is E24; Laws considers the second to be I11)
  4. DT 794, DUPREE1 DUPREE2
  5. Roud #2253
  6. BI, LE24


Author: Probably Andrew Jenkins
Earliest date: 1925 (recording, Blind Andy [Jenkins], Rosa Lee Carson)
Found in: US(SE)