Texas Twister

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Johnny Copeland's tenure on Rounder Records was mostly productive. He made several albums that ranged from decent to very good, increased his audience and name recognition, and got better recording facilities and company support than at most times in his career. The 15 numbers on this anthology cover four Rounder sessions, and include competent renditions of familiar numbers. But what makes things special are the final three selections; these were part of Copeland's superb and unjustly underrated Bringin' It All Back Home album, recorded in Africa, which matched Texas shuffle licks with swaying, riveting African rhythms.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Johnny Copeland's tenure on Rounder Records was mostly productive. He made several albums that ranged from decent to very good, increased his audience and name recognition, and got better recording facilities and company support than at most times in his career. The 15 numbers on this anthology cover four Rounder sessions, and include competent renditions of familiar numbers. But what makes things special are the final three selections; these were part of Copeland's superb and unjustly underrated Bringin' It All Back Home album, recorded in Africa, which matched Texas shuffle licks with swaying, riveting African rhythms.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Rounder Select
  • UPC: 011661150423
  • Catalog Number: 11504

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Everybody Wants a Piece of Me (2:59)
  2. 2 Copeland Special (3:11)
  3. 3 It's My Own Tears That's Being Wasted (4:53)
  4. 4 Claim Jumper (3:36)
  5. 5 Natural Born Believer (3:28)
  6. 6 Cold Outside (4:01)
  7. 7 Honky Tonkin' (5:09)
  8. 8 Love Utopia (3:53)
  9. 9 Don't Stop by the Creek, Son (4:06)
  10. 10 Houston (3:35)
  11. 11 I de Go Now (6:55)
  12. 12 Excuses (3:31)
  13. 13 Ngote (8:46)
  14. 14 Kasavubu (5:33)
  15. 15 Abidjan (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Copeland Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
George Adams Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Arthur Blythe Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Byard Lancaster Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
George Lewis Trombone
Greg Alper Tenor Saxophone
Garrett List Trombone
Anthony Browne Organ
Kotti Assale Alto Saxophone
Ben Bierman Trumpet
Brooklyn Slim Harmonica
Michael Finlayson Percussion
Ritchie Fliegler Rhythm Guitar
Sam Furnace Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Richie Gliegler Rhythm Guitar
Halial Percussion
Jimmy Hyacinthe Guitar
Emmett King Trombone
Jean Claude Kungnon Percussion
John Leibman Guitar
Malina Guitar
Candy McDonald Drums
Bert McGowan Tenor Saxophone
Michael Merritt Bass
Souliman Moamed Percussion
Bill Ohashi Trombone
Joel Perry Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Ken Pino Rhythm Guitar
John Pratt Trumpet
Joe Rigby Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Ken Vangel Piano
Julian Vaughan Drums
Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar
Jimmy Warmworth Drums
Don Whitcomb Bass
Jimmy Wormworth Drums
Youseff Yancy Trumpet
Ritchie Fleigler Rhythm Guitar
Yusef Yancey Trumpet
Brian Miller Bass
Technical Credits
Joe Arlotta Engineer
Bob Blank Engineer
Dan Doyle Producer
Michael Finlayson Engineer
Huey P. Meaux Composer
Paul Mufson Engineer
Emile Valoga Engineer
Ken Vangel Arranger
Hank Williams Composer
Fred Goodman Liner Notes
Pamphile Desouza Engineer
Fred Schruers Liner Notes
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