It's Me: Classic Texas Soul 1965-72

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Johnny Copeland is one of those singers who is beloved by a few but known by only a handful more. He had his shot at the big time in the '80s, when he recorded an album called Showdown with guitarists Albert Collins and Robert Cray, but his best music was cut a decade or more before, and Ace's 2013 collection, It's Me: Classic Texas Soul 1965-1972, captures it all, tracing the As and Bs and obscure sides the singer made for any number of southern labels during that seven-year period. Here it adds up to two discs and 33 songs, none of them national hits, but some popular in their region, all holding up quite well over the years. Copeland wasn't a flashy singer; ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Johnny Copeland is one of those singers who is beloved by a few but known by only a handful more. He had his shot at the big time in the '80s, when he recorded an album called Showdown with guitarists Albert Collins and Robert Cray, but his best music was cut a decade or more before, and Ace's 2013 collection, It's Me: Classic Texas Soul 1965-1972, captures it all, tracing the As and Bs and obscure sides the singer made for any number of southern labels during that seven-year period. Here it adds up to two discs and 33 songs, none of them national hits, but some popular in their region, all holding up quite well over the years. Copeland wasn't a flashy singer; he got the job done, something that served him well on the chitlin circuit but didn't get him much beyond that, despite ambitious, jumping covers of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" and other pop and rock hits -- he does a high-stepping cover of the Everly Brothers' "Wake Up, Little Susie," which sounds just a touch too anodyne for his talents -- but he always sounds best when he's singing something gritty and pure, with a serious funky undertow. He took the occasional stab at crossovers but he was at heart a journeyman, not a trailblazer, so he can sometimes seem like an old pro who is reticent to place a serious bet. He may never have taken any risks, but his wheelhouse was deep, so It's Me is a satisfying collection of little-known deep Southern soul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2013
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667239226
  • Catalog Number: 6723922
  • Sales rank: 80,957

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's Me
  2. 2 The Invitation
  3. 3 Blowin' in the Wind
  4. 4 I'm Going to Make My Home Where I Hang My Hat
  5. 5 Dedicated to the Greatest
  6. 6 You're Gonna Reap What You Sow
  7. 7 Wake Up Little Susie
  8. 8 Mother Nature
  9. 9 I Waited Too Long
  10. 10 The Hip Hop
  11. 11 Four Dried Beans
  12. 12 Johnny Ace Medley #1: Anymore/Pledging My Love/Cross My Heart
  13. 13 Stealing
  14. 14 Something's Up Your Sleeve
  15. 15 That's All Right Little Mama
  16. 16 Coming to See About You
  17. 17 All These Things
  18. 18 Something You Got
  19. 19 It's My Own Tears That's Being Wasted
  20. 20 Slow Walk You Down
  21. 21 Danger Zone
  22. 22 If You're Looking for a Fool
  23. 23 Sufferin' City
  24. 24 I Wish I Was Single
Disc 2
  1. 1 Why Don't You Make Up Your Mind
  2. 2 Somebody's Been Scratchin' - Johnny & Lilly
  3. 3 Sufferin' City - Johnny & Lilly
  4. 4 Soul Power - Johnny Copeland & His Soul Agents
  5. 5 Ghetto Child - Johnny Copeland & His Soul Agents
  6. 6 Every Dog's Got Its Day
  7. 7 Wizard of Art
  8. 8 Dear Mother
  9. 9 You Must Believe in Yourself
  10. 10 Love Attack
  11. 11 Old Man Blues
  12. 12 No Puppy Love
  13. 13 I Waited Too Long
  14. 14 The Hip Hop
  15. 15 The Invitation
  16. 16 Johnny Ace Medley #2: Cross My Heart/Saving My Love for You/Angel/Anymo
  17. 17 Blowing in the Wind
  18. 18 I'm Going to Make My Home Where I Hang My Hat
  19. 19 Wake Up Little Susie
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Copeland Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Joe "Guitar" Hughes Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Chris Kenner Composer
Wilson Pickett Composer
Bruce Channel Composer
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Quinton Claunch Composer
Johnny Copeland Composer
Sherman Johnson Composer
Huey P. Meaux Composer
Don Robey Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Tony Rounce Liner Notes
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Edward Thomas Composer
Gilles Petard Photo Courtesy
Fats Washington Composer
David Mattis Composer
Howard Hausey Composer
Bob McRee Composer
Charley Booth Composer
Charles Jerue Composer
Alton Valier Composer
Clifton Thomas Composer
Reginald Potts Composer
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