Personnel includes: Johnny Copeland (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars); Richie Fliegler, Stevie Ray Vaughan (guitar); Arthur Blythe (alto saxophone); Ken Vangel (piano, keyboards); Michael Merritt, Brian Miller, Don Whitcomb (bass); Julian Vaughan (drums).
Recorded between 1981 & 1989. Includes liner notes by Frank-John Hadley.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Bullseye's Blues Basics series.
Personnel: Johnny Copeland (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar); John Leibman, Joel Perry, Jimmy Hyacinthe, Ken Pino, Malina (guitar); George Adams (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Joe Rigby (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Byard Lancaster (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Sam Furnace (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Kotti Assale, Arthur Blythe (alto saxophone); Bert McGowan, Greg Alper (tenor saxophone); Yusef Yancey, Ben Bierman, John Pratt (trumpet); Emmett King, Bill Ohashi, George Lewis , Garrett List (trombone); Ken Vangel (piano, keyboards); Anthony Browne (organ); Julian Vaughan, Mansfield Hitchman, Candy McDonald, Jimmy Wormworth, Dwayne "Cook" Broadnax (drums); Halial, Jean Claude Kungnon, Souliman Moamed (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Dominque Samarcq; Joe Arlotta; Michael Finlayson; Paul Mufson; Bob Blank.
Liner Note Author: Frank John Hadley.
Recording information: Blank Tapes, New York, NY (1981-1989); Hip Pocket Studios, New York, NY (1981-1989); JBZ Studios, Abidjan, Ivory Coa (1981-1989); Unique Recorders, New York, NY (1981-1989).
Photographer: Bill Reitzel.
Arranger: Ken Vangel.
A budget sampling from Copeland's five Rounder albums from the 1980s. All in all, a nice cross-section and a good introduction to this artist's later work. Special bonus points for including his collaboration with African musicians on their closer, "Kasavubu." ~ Cub Koda