Monday, July 14, 2008

Shemekia Copeland Video

In yesterdays post I mentioned that Shemekia Copeland is scheduled to perform at the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival. And then it dawned on me that Ms. Copland is one of the young guns in the blues world that I have never written anything about.

She's a three time W.C. Handy Award Winning blues singer and the daughter of blues guitarist and singer Johnny Copeland. She started her career at the age of sixteen. Her debut album "Turn the Heat Up!" came out in 1998 was well received. Her second album, "Wicked", was released in 2000 and featured a duet with one of her heroes, early R&B diva Ruth Brown. After that she was produced by Dr. John on her recording "Talking to Strangers", and in 2005 she released "The Soul Truth", which was produced by Steve Cropper.

So I thought I would share one of her YouTube videos as well as links to her websites and music.


Official Shemekia Copeland website

Shemekia Copeland's MySpace page

mp3 samples @ Shemkia

Music by Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland music @

Turn the Heat Up!


Talking to Strangers

The Soul Truth

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