Shemekia Copeland Live, RIP Gordon Lightfoot, Opinions on billy woods & Kenny Segal
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot host blues singer Shemekia Copeland for a live performance and interview. She performs stripped down arrangements of songs from her Grammy-nominated 2022 album "Done Come Too Far" and others. Plus the hosts pay tribute to Gordon Lightfoot and review the new album from rapper Billy Woods and producer Kenny Segal.
Rapper Billy Woods has quietly built a reputation as a top tier talent among hip hop fans. His new collaboration with producer Kenny Segal is called Maps and Jim and Greg agree it may be the album gets him mentioned in the same breath as people like Kendrick Lamar.
Obit: Gordon Lightfoot
Jim and Greg pay tribute to the late singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, as he died May 1, 2023 at age 84. They also play one of Greg's favorite songs, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."
Shemekia Copeland was born to be a blues singer. Her father, guitarist Johnny Copeland, took her out on tour when she was still a teenager. Now on her eleventh album (Done Come Too Far), Jim and Greg agree that she is among the greatest blues singers alive. Greats like Koko Taylor and Mavis Staples sing her praises and a few months ago Copeland sang at a special Sound Opinions live taping.
Shemekia Copeland, "Too Far To Be Gone (feat. Sonny Landreth)," Done Come Too Far, Alligator, 2022
The Beatles, "I Get By (With a Little Help From My Friends)," Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Parlophone, 1967
billy woods / Kenny Segal, "FaceTime (feat. Samuel T. Herring)," Maps, Backwoodz Studioz, 2023
billy woods / Kenny Segal, "Soundcheck (feat. Quelle Chris)," Maps, Backwoodz Studioz, 2023
Gordon Lightfoot, "If You Could Read My Mind," Sit Down Young Stranger, Reprise, 1970
Gordon Lightfoot, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," Summertime Dream, Reprise, 1976
Shemekia Copeland, "Too Far To Be Gone (Live on Sound Opinions)," Done Come Too Far, Alligator, 2022
Shemekia Copeland, "Fell In Love With A Honky (Live on Sound Opinions)," Done Come Too Far, Alligator, 2022
Shemekia Copeland, "The Talk," Done Come Too Far, Alligator, 2022
Shemekia Copeland, "Uncivil War (Live on Sound Opinions)," Uncivil War, Alligator, 2020
Shemekia Copeland, "Nobody But You (Live on Sound Opinions)," Done Come Too Far, Alligator, 2022
Tina Turner, "Better Be Good to Me," Private Dancer, Capitol, 1984
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