Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Johnny Copeland came out of the same Houston scene where the mix of blues, swing, and R&B produced fellow singer-guitarists like T- Bone Walker, Albert Collins, Gatemouth Brown, and Joe Hughes. With his gruff southern soul... more »
Johnny Copeland came out of the same Houston scene where the mix of blues, swing, and R&B produced fellow singer-guitarists like T- Bone Walker, Albert Collins, Gatemouth Brown, and Joe Hughes. With his gruff southern soul vocals, his elastic sense of phrasing, his fondness for horns and his piercing guitar solos, Copeland made some of the best blues albums of the '80s. Flyin' High is his first on a major label and is everything a blues comeback album should be. It boasts strong original songs, smart horn charts, guest stars who came to work rather than schmooze, and performances that look forward rather than backward. --Geoffrey Himes
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A classic from an underrated bluesman
Koyote | 11/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Johnny did get some notice, especially later in his life and career, but he deserved more. This is a terrific recording, but, as often is the case, it can't come close to a live performance -- the man was one of the best, no-BS, straight-ahead bluesmen on the planet. Buy this disc, and then lament that you never got to see him perform - unless you DID."
I agree with the editoral review
S M | 03/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The editoral review pretty much sums things up.
I just want to add that the couple of instrumentals are brilliant.
Johnny Copeland is in the Albert Collins and Luther Allison school in it is less "cityfied" with a rougher edge sound.
The only concerns are the cd is only 41 minutes long, where even the out takes or disgarded tracks would have probably been quality stuff.
While Dr. John plays on it, don't expect the typical version of jambalya (on the bayo), it is a bit alternative"