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This set is based in strong blues and R&B, with occasional soul touches, and with some truly world-class musicians in support, this is an early contender for my CD of the Year.

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Artist of the Week: Shemekia Copeland


SHEMEKIA COPELAND – MY TURN BABY From Shemekia’s 1998 record, Turn The Heat Up. Joe Louis Walker on guest vocals and guitar.

DAVE ALVIN AND PHIL ALVIN – KEY TO THE HIGHWAY From the 2014 release, Common Ground. A tribute to Big Bill Broonzy. *

SIEGEL SCHWALL BAND – GOT MY MOJO WORKING The Siegel-Schwall band will be performing at the Beverly Art Center this Friday. Corky Siegel, Jim Schwall, Rolo Radford. Blues Hall of Famer, Jazz Hall of Famer, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sam Lay plays drums and does vocals on this song from the Reunion Concert album recorded at the Vic Theater in 1988.

SHEMEKIA COPELAND & ROBERT CRAY – I PITY THE FOOL Recorded at Radio City Music Hall, New York, February 7, 2003.

D.A. FOSTER – GOOD MAN BAD THING From D.A’s new record, The Real Thing. *

SHEMEKIA COPELAND – NEVER GOING BACK TO MEMPHIS From the2009 release, Never Going Back.

POPS STAPLES – NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS From the new Pops Staples record, Don’t Lose This. *

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL STARS – BOOGIE The AllStars will be with Anders Osborne this Friday at Thalia Hall for a XRT Show. This song is from the album World Boogie Is Coming.

JOHN PRIMER – STOP DRAGGING THAT CHAIN AROUND From John’s 1996 record, The Real Deal. Happy Birthday John. He turns 70 tomorrow.

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