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Texas Twister
Johnny Copeland
Texas Twister
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
 
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A collection of four of the Texas guitarist's sessions for Rounder Records, Texas Twister doesn't quite pack the punch of the individual albums, but is still an excellent introduction to the guitarist's work. Underapprecia...  more »

      
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All Artists: Johnny Copeland
Title: Texas Twister
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Select
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
Styles: Chicago Blues, Regional Blues, Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661150423, 011661204010, 011661204027, 011661204041

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A collection of four of the Texas guitarist's sessions for Rounder Records, Texas Twister doesn't quite pack the punch of the individual albums, but is still an excellent introduction to the guitarist's work. Underappreciated until the last years of his life--though daughter Shemekia has been shaking things up since her debut album was released in 1998--Copeland had everything that epitomized the Texas blues: scorching guitar riffs; a growling, expressive voice; and a sense of the grand that one rarely finds in any other flavor of the blues. From smoking slow blues like "It's My Own Tears" and "Honky Tonkin'" to more uptempo numbers like "Claim Jumper" and "Love Utopia," everything here is rock-solid. What's extra special, though, are the final three tracks--drawn from 1986's Bringin' It All Back Home--which, by setting Copeland's blues to African rhythms and backing music, highlight both the family resemblance between the two types of music, and how far they've diverged. --Genevieve Williams

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Awesome
D. L. Johnson | NW, Indiana United States | 07/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first got turned onto Johnny Copeland from the great Showdown disc featuring Albert Collins, Robert Crey and Johnny Copeland. Everyone should own Showdown!!! I found that my favorite cuts from that album featured Johnny. Texas Twister was the first CD's from him I purchased. It had some other great things like Stevie Ray Vaughn's involvment. Don't Go By the Creek Son ( which is featured in SRV's box set) rocks the bones out of ya. Johnny's has to be the best blues vocalist I have ever heard. I get goose bumps from head to toe every time I hear him. You can't go wrong with this disk. I give it two thumbs up! (I'd gve more if I had more)"