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February 19, 1999 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The deaths in recent years of Luther Allison, Junior Wells, Albert King, Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland have not only saddened blues fans, but also forced them to consider how much longer they'll be able to enjoy such elder statesmen as B.B. King and John Lee Hooker. On the other hand, it's all the more reason to focus attention on a new generation of blues players who are helping keep the music alive and well.
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February 24, 2009 | Randy Lewis, Margaret Wappler, August Brown, Chris Barton
Tom Rush "What I Know" Appleseed *** Tom Rush helped launch the singer-songwriter era with his '60s recordings and coffeehouse performances, which were built on stylish guitar work and probing songs that ferreted into the many facets of human experience. He hasn't recorded a studio album in more than 30 years, but you'd never guess he'd been away so long, from the lithe spirit in his voice on these 15 tracks.
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February 20, 1999 | NATALIE NICHOLS
Though she occasionally sounded a bit perky, rather than smoldering, 19-year-old blues singer Shemekia Copeland belted such brazen soul-blues as "I Always Get My Man" with a casual authority beyond her years Thursday at the Mint. And when she dug even deeper for a couple of ballads, she hit all the right emotional notes. The hourlong set mostly featured upbeat Memphis soul and Texas-style blues from her debut album, "Turn the Heat Up."
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October 22, 2000 | MARC WEINGARTEN
Copeland is a classic blues belter, with a brassy wail reminiscent of such singers as Ruth Brown and Koko Taylor. "Wicked" is the kind of standard-issue showcase that labels such as Alligator have been churning out for decades, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Copeland--who headlines the Mint on Tuesday and opens B.B.
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October 22, 2000 | MARC WEINGARTEN
Copeland is a classic blues belter, with a brassy wail reminiscent of such singers as Ruth Brown and Koko Taylor. "Wicked" is the kind of standard-issue showcase that labels such as Alligator have been churning out for decades, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Copeland--who headlines the Mint on Tuesday and opens B.B.
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February 24, 2009 | Randy Lewis, Margaret Wappler, August Brown, Chris Barton
Tom Rush "What I Know" Appleseed *** Tom Rush helped launch the singer-songwriter era with his '60s recordings and coffeehouse performances, which were built on stylish guitar work and probing songs that ferreted into the many facets of human experience. He hasn't recorded a studio album in more than 30 years, but you'd never guess he'd been away so long, from the lithe spirit in his voice on these 15 tracks.
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July 23, 1999
You don't hear many 19-year-olds saying, "It sure would be nice of the media paid more attention to timeless music like the blues." Of course, Shemekia Copeland, who said it, isn't any 19-year-old. She's the daughter of bluesman Johnny Copeland and a rising blues artist in her own right. The singer, whom her father nicknamed "Bootsy," plays tonight in Santa Ana, returning to the county after appearing here in February. * * Galaxy Concert Theatre, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana. 8 p.m.
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September 19, 2002
Ruben Blades, "Mundo," Columbia. Every decade or so, this ever-inventive artist makes a milestone album. This is a sweeping, occasionally breathtaking work that ties together the diverse musical strains he's explored for decades while moving far beyond anything he's done before. All the elements that have made Blades so appealing and inspiring are here: the imaginative storytelling, the rousing social vision, the true-grit rhythms and memorable melodies. Blades demonstrates that all music comes from a common source, like the humans who make it. Also: Peter Case, "Beeline," Vanguard The Chieftains, "Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions," RCA Victor Enrique Iglesias, "Quizas," Interscope Shemekia Copeland, "Talking to Strangers," Alligator Ivy, "Guestroom," Minty Fresh Nine Days, "So Happily Unsatisfied," Epic OK Go, "OK Go," Capitol Scapegoat Wax, "SWAX," Hollywood The Vandals, "Internet Dating Super-Studs," Kung Fu Records Various Artists, "Cuisine Non-Stop: Introduction to the French Nouvelle Generation," Luaka Bop
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February 18, 1999
Since it opened last year, the Conga Room has enlivened the city's music scene with the best in Latin dance and jazz bands. To celebrate its first anniversary, the Conga brings in timbale maestro Tito Puente, the ageless mambo king, for two nights of salsa, cha-cha and other spirited sounds. * Tito Puente, Conga Room, 5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. $35 to $100. Also Friday. (323) 938-1696. also Sunday with Grammy all-American High school Band at the Jazz Bakery, 3233 ZHelms Ave., Culver City.
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June 17, 1999 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Paul Simon will follow his two concerts with Bob Dylan with his own show at the House of Blues on Wednesday. Tickets go on sale Saturday at noon and will be available only at the West Hollywood club's box office. There is a four-ticket limit per person. . . . Tickets go on sale Saturday for Iron Maiden's show at the Greek Theatre on July 30. . . . Tickets will be available today for the bill of Flaming Lips, above, Sebadoh and Robyn Hitchcock on Aug. 1 at the Palace. . . .
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February 20, 1999 | NATALIE NICHOLS
Though she occasionally sounded a bit perky, rather than smoldering, 19-year-old blues singer Shemekia Copeland belted such brazen soul-blues as "I Always Get My Man" with a casual authority beyond her years Thursday at the Mint. And when she dug even deeper for a couple of ballads, she hit all the right emotional notes. The hourlong set mostly featured upbeat Memphis soul and Texas-style blues from her debut album, "Turn the Heat Up."
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February 19, 1999 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The deaths in recent years of Luther Allison, Junior Wells, Albert King, Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland have not only saddened blues fans, but also forced them to consider how much longer they'll be able to enjoy such elder statesmen as B.B. King and John Lee Hooker. On the other hand, it's all the more reason to focus attention on a new generation of blues players who are helping keep the music alive and well.
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January 22, 2003 | From Associated Press
Bob Dylan is among the artists nominated for a W.C. Handy Award for blues song of the year. Dylan, better known for his folk and rock work, was nominated for his first Handy Award as songwriter of "Stepchild," recorded by Solomon Burke on the album "Don't Give Up on Me." The Blues Foundation, a nonprofit group that promotes the genre, announced the nominations in 25 categories Monday. Shemekia Copeland and Magic Slim & the Teardrops led the list with five nominations each.
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