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The young singing sensation's second release features infectious blues and R&B shot through with energy, charisma and humor. Grammy nominee. "Raw vocal power and real emotion...boisterous soul and swaggering blues. This woman knows how to SING"--WASHINGTON POST

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Shemekia Copeland Vocals
Jimmy Vivino Guitar
Brian Mitchell Keyboards
Michael Merritt Bass
James Wormworth Drums Arthur Neilson Guitar on “Up On 1-2-5&...
Shemekia Copeland Vocals
Jimmy Vivino Guitar
Brian Mitchell Keyboards
Michael Merritt Bass
James Wormworth Drums Arthur Neilson Guitar on “Up On 1-2-5”, “My Own Tears” and “Wild, Wild Woman”
Doña Oxford Electric Piano on “Up On 1-2-5”
Eric King Bass on “Up On 1-2-5” and “My Own Tears”
Barry Harrison Drums on “Up On 1-2-5” and “My Own Tears”

Both Arthur Neilson and Jimmy Vivino appear on “Wild, Wild Woman”

The Uptown Horns on  “Not Tonight,”  “The Other Woman” and “Up On 1-2-5”:

Crispin Cioe Alto and Baritone Sax
Larry Etkin Trumpet
Arno Hecht Tenor Sax
Robert Funk Trombone

Fred Walcott Percussion

With special guest:  Ruth Brown vocal on “If He Moves His Lips”
and Sugar Blue harmonica on "It's 2A.M."


Produced by Bruce Iglauer, John Hahn and Jimmy Vivino
Recorded and mixed by Jay Newland
Recorded at Sorcerer Sound New York, NY
Additional recording at Studio 900 New York, NY and Digital Insight Las Vegas, NV
Additional recording at Digital Insight by Jeff Basso
Mixed at BMG Studios New York, NY
Mastered by Brian Jensen and Bruce Iglauer at MonsterDisc Chicago, IL
Photos by Larry Busacca
Back cover photos by Steve Cooke
Packaging design by Matt Minde

Shemekia Copeland is booked by Monterey Peninsula Artists:
Ph: (312) 640-7500; fax (312) 640-7515


Thanks to God Almighty, Sandra Copeland and family, Michael Cloeren, Cindi Hahn, Garry Buck, Ron Kaplan and the great team at Monterey Peninsula, Phyllis Edwards, Barbara Hammerman, Arthur, Barry, Doña and Eric, Jay Newland, M.E. Johnson, Paul Natkin, Bobby Gordon and the entire staff at Alligator Records.   

This album is dedicated to my good friend, Miss R’n’B, Ruth Brown

Shemekia Copeland uses Shure Microphones exclusively 


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Quotes

"Copeland is a special singer, blessed with a strong gale of a voice that never skimps on emotional authenticity. A breathtaking performance that touches the heart"
- DOWN BEAT


"Raw vocal power and ral elmiton…boisterous soul and swaggering blues. This woman knows how to sing!"
- WASHINGTON POST



    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 It's 2 A.M.
Author/Publisher:  Vito, Vitone Music, BMI
4:30
Play Preview 2 Not Tonight
Author/Publisher:  Hahn & Vivino, Avarice and Greed Publ., BMI/Vivino Bros. Music, BMI
3:15
Play Preview 3 Love Scene
Author/Publisher:  Hahn, Copeland, & Tiven, Avarice and Greed Publ., BMI/Shemekia Music, BMI, Jon Tiven Music, BMI
4:10
Play Preview 4 The Other Woman
Author/Publisher:  Hahn & Hudson, Avarice & Greed Publ., BMI
5:18
Play Preview 5 Whole Lotta Water
Author/Publisher:  Hahn & Hudson, Avarice & Greed Publ., BMI
4:01
Play Preview 6 Beat Up Guitar
Author/Publisher:  Hahn & Vivino, Avarice & Greed Publ., BMI/Vivino Bros. Music, BMI
4:27
Play Preview 7 Miss Hy Ciditty
Author/Publisher:  Copeland, Hahn, & Vivino, Shemekia Music, BMI/Avarice & Greed Publ., BMI/Vivino Bros. Music, BMI
4:22
Play Preview 8 Up On 1-2-5
Author/Publisher:  Hahn & Hudson, Avarice & Greed Publ., BMI
5:06
Play Preview 9 Wild, Wild Woman
Author/Publisher:  Hahn & Hudson, Avarice & Greed Publ., BMI
3:20
Play Preview 10 The Fool You're Looking For
Author/Publisher:  Jon & Sally Tiven & Billy Ray Martin, Jon Tiven Music, BMI/Jon Tiven Music, ASCAP/brm music, ASCAP
5:08
Play Preview 11 If He Moves His Lips
Author/Publisher:  Han, Tiven & Tiven, Avarice & Greed Publ., BMI/Jon Tiven Music, BMI/Sally Tiven Music, ASCAP
3:37
Play Preview 12 Steamy Windows
Author/Publisher:  White, Tony Joe White Music admin. by Screen Gems-EMI Music Publ., BMI
5:03
Play Preview 13 It's My Own Tears
Author/Publisher:  Copeland, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Inc., BMI
6:05
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