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Shemekia Copeland Sings It How She Sees It

Monday, October 15, 2012

Shemekia Copeland (Sandrine Lee)

Last year, Shemekia Copeland was crowned “Queen of the Blues” by the daughter of the woman who previously held the esteemed title, legendary Chicago blues singer Koko Taylor. Copeland's latest album, 33 1/3, evokes not only the revolutions per minute of LPs, but also her current age, and the record is filled with songs that don't hold back on opinions or emotions. "It's... about telling stories," she told host John Schaefer after performing her song "Lemon Pie." "That's what I'm trying to do, is tell the stories. Tell what's happening now in 2012 and how a woman like me feels about it. I think everybody gets the idea that I'm pretty P.O.ed." 

Set list: 

  • "Lemon Pie"
  • "Mississippi Mud"


Shemekia Copeland

Comments [2]

khadija from brooklyn

S, kiddos, as in Z, are purchasing LPs. Ask my son, Z; Ask Hanna. Love U kiddo. khadija

[including one of Ur Dad's]

Oct. 16 2012 03:17 AM
Chris Madden from Chicago

Great stuff. Shemekia really continues to develop and evolve as an artist. We made this video with Shemekia for "Lemon Pie" in Pullman, Chicago, a place with a history of labor strife and ghosts of the working poor. Check it out here if you please:

Oct. 15 2012 06:52 PM

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