Wicked

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Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
Shemekia Copeland may be the daughter of a singer and guitarist whose performances were so fierce he was called the Texas Twister, the late Johnny Clyde Copeland, but her second CD, Wicked, drives like a New York City cabbie. Copeland the younger burns rubber on the manhunt ditty "It's 2 a.m."; swerves in and out of the Uptown Horns on "Not Tonight," and puts the pedal to the metal for "Wild, Wild Woman." Adding fuel to this wild ride through the contemporary blues landscape is guitarist Jimmy Vivino of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," who fronts the studio band and shares in the producing credits. But there is also a cruise control that allows Copeland's mighty voice ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
Shemekia Copeland may be the daughter of a singer and guitarist whose performances were so fierce he was called the Texas Twister, the late Johnny Clyde Copeland, but her second CD, Wicked, drives like a New York City cabbie. Copeland the younger burns rubber on the manhunt ditty "It's 2 a.m."; swerves in and out of the Uptown Horns on "Not Tonight," and puts the pedal to the metal for "Wild, Wild Woman." Adding fuel to this wild ride through the contemporary blues landscape is guitarist Jimmy Vivino of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," who fronts the studio band and shares in the producing credits. But there is also a cruise control that allows Copeland's mighty voice to lay back into the ballad of bullets and poverty "Up On 1-2-5," the cheating tale "The Other Woman," and her daddy's gospel-tinged "It's My Own Tears." The only other cover is Tony Joe White's "Steamy Windows," which gets a raging funk treatment. But Copeland gets down right down home on the folky "Beat Up Guitar" and "If He Moves His Lips," on which she shares vocals with veteran R&B singer Ruth Brown. Like her voice, Copeland's talent is vast, and she gives every facet of that gift a workout on Wicked.
All Music Guide - Tim Sheridan
Copeland continues to prove herself as one of the strongest young talents in the blues on this disc. While the material itself isn't as strong as that on her stellar first album, she still invests her all in tunes like the blasting "Not Tonight" and the romantic "Love Scene."
Southwest Blues
The CD kicks with a blues-rock feel reminiscent of early Black Crows or Sass Jordan. This is most certainly still the blues, but Southern tinged.

The CD kicks with a blues-rock feel reminiscent of early Black Crows or Sass Jordan. This is most certainly still the blues, but Southern tinged.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2000
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • UPC: 014551487524
  • Catalog Number: 514875
  • Sales rank: 144,305

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's 2 A.M. (4:28)
  2. 2 Not Tonight (3:15)
  3. 3 Love Scene (4:10)
  4. 4 The Other Woman (5:18)
  5. 5 Whole Lotta Water (4:01)
  6. 6 Beat up Guitar (4:27)
  7. 7 Miss Hy Ciditty (4:22)
  8. 8 Up on 1-2-5 (5:06)
  9. 9 Wild, Wild Women (3:20)
  10. 10 The Fool You're Looking For (5:08)
  11. 11 If He Moves His Lips (3:37)
  12. 12 Steamy Windows (5:03)
  13. 13 It's My Own Tears (6:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shemekia Copeland Primary Artist, Vocals
Ruth Brown Vocals
Crispin Cioe Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Laurence Etkin Trumpet
Robert Funk Trombone
Barry Harrison Drums
Michael Merritt Bass
Brian Mitchell Keyboards
Arthur Neilson Guitar
Uptown Horns Horn
Jimmy Vivino Guitar
Fred Walcott Percussion
James Wormworth Drums
Arno Hecht Tenor Saxophone
Doña Oxford Electric Piano
Eric King Bass
Technical Credits
John Hahn Producer
Bruce Iglauer Producer, Mastering
Jay Newland Engineer
Jimmy Vivino Producer
Brian Jensen Mastering
Jeff Basso Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Keep those skinny posers...Give me Shemekia!

    Shemekia has put out a CD which captures you with honest, powerful emotions. This lady can work a song. Great supporting band and if you like this CD, check out the live shows with Arthur Neilson on guitar...tremendous.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What A Voice

    This CD has got to be the best new Blues release of the year. Even if you are not a big Blues fan, Wicked will quickly turn you into one. Powerful and soulful.

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