Talking To Strangers

Shemekia Copeland

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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1. Livin' On Love 4:03
2. Two's A Crowd 2:49
3. When A Woman's Had Enough 3:54
4. Sholanda's 3:41
5. Don't Whisper 4:46
6. Should Have Come Home 3:30
7. Talking To Strangers 4:06
8. Too Much Traffic 4:03
9. Too Close 4:39
10. Walk On 4:14
11. Ka-Ching 3:01
12. The Push I Need 3:48
13. Happy Valentine's Day 5:37
14. When The Battle Is Over 4:33
15. Pie In The Sky 2:54


*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. 
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