Shemekia Copeland

Talking To Strangers

Talking To Strangers
23 year-old blues diva Shemekia Copeland returns with a groove-laden tour de force showcasing her “whisper-to-a-scream” vocals on a stunning array of blues, funk, rock and ballads. Produced by New Orleans funkmaster Dr. John.

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WINNER OF THE 2002 BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR "CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR"

*Livin' On Love (Nicholson & Fuller, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC dba Cross Keys Pu...
WINNER OF THE 2002 BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR "CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR"

*Livin' On Love (Nicholson & Fuller, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC dba Cross Keys Publ./Four Sons Music, ASCAP/Sony/ATV Songs LLC dba Tree Publishing Co./Big Yellow Dog Music, BMI)

Vocals: Shemekia Copeland
Piano: Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack
Organ: Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack; Jason Ladayne
Electric Piano: Jason Ladayne
Lead, Slide and Rhythm Guitar (all solos): Arthur Neilson
Rhythm Guitar: Hugh McCracken
Bass: David Barard; Jason Langley
Drums: Herman Ernest
Percussion: David Barard; Herman Ernest; Larry McDonald; Fingers Hahn
Background Vocals: David Barard; Herman Ernest
Vocals on The Push I Need: Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack

Produced by Dr. John
Recorded and mixed by Ray Bardani
Recorded at The Hit Factory, Sorcerer Sound and Mirror Image Recorders, New York, NY
Mixed at Mirror Image Recorders, New York, NY
Recording and mixing assistants: Don Milazzo and Tim Ronaghan (Hit Factory), Dick Kondas  (Sorcerer), Gael Guilare and Dave Buchter (Mirror Image)
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Photos by Larry Busacca, assisted by Michael Saab
Hair and makeup by Kevin Shapiro
Design by Kevin Niemiec

Shemekia sends her love and thanks to Dr. John (can never thank you enough), Sandra Copeland, Phyllis Edwards, the entire Copeland and Edwards families, John and Cindi Hahn, Damon Eppley, Barry Harrison, Beverly Howell, Joe Hudson, Garry Buck, Ron Kaplan and everybody at Monterey Artists, Bruce Iglauer and his Alligators, Peter Himberger, Ed Gerrard, Nicole Pouliot and the gang at Impact Management, Michael Cloeren, Guy Lattanzi, Eric King, Jon Tiven, Tiffany Scott, Marcia Sanks and Shawaunda Stancil.

This CD is dedicated to the memory of my uncle, Floyd Phillips.

Dr. John thanks Troy Germano and The Hit Factory, Michael Pantaleoni, Herman Ernest, David Barard, Arthur Neilson, Jason Ladayne, Jason Langley, Hugh McCracken, Bug Music, Teri Baker, John Titta, Peter Himberger, Ed Gerrard, Nicole Pouliot, and Sparky Nielsen.

Shemekia Copeland endorses and uses Shure Microphones exclusively.

Dr. John appears courtesy of Parlophone/EMI Records.

Shemekia Copeland is booked by Monterey Peninsula Artists. 
Phone: (312) 640-7500.  E-mail: garry@mpachicago.com


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"Remarkable...captures the timelessness of the blues while spinning it forward"
- USA TODAY


"Hot and haunting…her rafter-rattling voice generates energy and emotion with poise to match her power…a force of nature"
- WASHINGTON POST



    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 Livin' On Love
4:03
Play Preview 2 Two's A Crowd
Author/Publisher:  Hahn & Hudson, Avarice and Greed Publ., BMI
2:49
Play Preview 3 When A Woman's Had Enough
Author/Publisher:  Mirikitani & Walker, Windswept Pacific Music, ASCAP/Bug Music, BMI
3:54
Play Preview 4 Sholanda's
Author/Publisher:  Hahn, Copeland & Tiven, Avarice and Greed Publ./Shemekia Music/Jon Tiven Music, BMI
3:41
Play Preview 5 Don't Whisper
Author/Publisher:  Hahn, Copeland & Tiven, Avarice and Greed Publ./Shemekia Music/Jon Tiven Music, BMI
4:46
Play Preview 6 Should Have Come Home
Author/Publisher:  Hahn, Copeland, Rebennack & Tiven, Avarice and Greed Publ./Shemekia Music/Jon Tiven Music, BMI
3:30
Play Preview 7 Talking To Strangers
Author/Publisher:  Hahn, Lattanzi & Rebennack, Avarice and Greed Publ./Sound 4 Sound Publ., BMI
4:06
Play Preview 8 Too Much Traffic
Author/Publisher:  Hahn & Hudson, Avarice and Greed Publ., BMI
4:03
Play Preview 9 Too Close
Author/Publisher:  Rebennack, Skull Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Co., BMI
4:39
Play Preview 10 Walk On
Author/Publisher:  Clark & Silbar, KLRT Music obo Glen Clark Music/Silbarsongs admin. by MCS Music America, ASCAP
4:14
Play Preview 11 Ka-Ching
Author/Publisher:  Hahn & Hudson, Avarice and Greed Publ., BMI
3:01
Play Preview 12 The Push I Need
Author/Publisher:  Rebennack, Hill & Robinson, Marzique Music Co./Skull Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Co., BMI
3:48
Play Preview 13 Happy Valentine's Day
Author/Publisher:  Hahn & Hudson, Avarice and Greed Publ., BMI
5:37
Play Preview 14 When The Battle Is Over
Author/Publisher:  Rebennack & Hill, I Found It Music/Ten-East Music, BMI
4:33
Play Preview 15 Pie In The Sky
Author/Publisher:  J. Copeland, Fair Deal Publ. Co., BMI
2:54
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