Johnny Copeland – The Famous American blues Guitarist And Singer

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Blues guitarist Johnny Copeland (Mar 27, 1937 – Jul 3, 1997) was an American blues singer and guitarist from Haynesville, Louisiana. As a teenager influenced by T-Bone Walker, he formed the Dukes of Rhythm in Houston Texas, signing with Duke Records in 1957. In his early years he played with such acts as Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Mama Thornton, and Freddie King, but his early records met with little commercial success. Copeland moved to New York in 1979 where he was signed by Rounder Records and released highly acclaimed albums including Copeland Special and Bringin’ It All Back Home. As a blues guitarist, he won a Grammy in 1987 for best traditional blues album with the Showdown album.

Top 5 Songs

Cut off My Right Arm
Excuses
Nobody But You
Learned My Lesson
Catch up With the Blues

Top 3 Albums

Copeland Special
Bringin’ It All Back Home
Showdown

Discography

1981 Copeland Special (Rounder)
1982 Make My Home Where I Hang My Hat (Rounder)
1984 I’ll Be Around (Mr. R&B (Sweden))
1985 Down on Bending Knee (Mr. R&B (Sweden))
1985 Showdown (Alligator Records)
1986 Bringin’ It All Back Home (Rounder)
1988 Ain’t Nothing But a Party (Rounder)
1988 Houston Roots (Ace)
1990 Boom Boom (Rounder)
1992 Flyin’ High (Verve)
1993 Further On Up the Road (Aim Records)
1994 Catch up with the Blues (Verve)
1996 Jungle Swing (Verve)
1997 Live in Australia 1990 (Black Top)
1999 Working Man’s Blues (Aim Records)