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us: Copeland, Johnny

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    • Birth Date

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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Haynesville (La.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Teaneck (N.J.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Texas
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Mercury Record Corporation
        • Organization: (naf) Rounder Records (Firm)
        • Organization: (naf) Verve Records (Firm)
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Blues (Music)
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Singers
            (lcsh) Guitarists
              (lcsh) Blues musicians
                (lcsh) Composers
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            • Sources

              • found: Collins, A. Showdown! [SR] p1985: labels (Johnny Copeland) container (blues singer/guitarist; based in New York)
              • found: LC data base, 3/16/88 (hdg.: Copeland, Johnny)
              • found: Guinness enc. of pop. mus., 2nd ed. (Copeland, Johnny; b. Mar. 27, 1937, Haynesville, La.)
              • found: New York times, July 4, 1997: p. A14 (Johnny Copeland, 60, Texas blues singer and guitarist, d. July 3, 1997, New York)
              • found: Johnny Copeland WWW site, November 3, 2014 (Johnny Copeland; Johnny "Clyde" Copeland; born March 27, 1937, Haynesville, Louisiana; grew up in Houston; died July 3, 1997; Texas bluesman)
              • found: American National Biography Online, accessed January 04, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Copeland, Johnny; Clyde; Texas Twister; Blues Musician / Singer, Songwriter; born 27 March 1937 in Haynesville, Louisiana, United States; recorded first single, Rock and Roll Lily, for Mercury records (1958); gained popularity with songs such as Please Let Me Know and Down on Bended Knee (1960-1963); toured with artists such as Otis Redding and Eddie Floyd (1960's-70's); recorded seven albums for Rounder records, including famous Copeland Special (1981); peak in popularity through collaboration with Albert Collins and Robert Cray on record called Showdown!, the record won a Grammy Award; ended his career on Verve Records recording Jungle Swing; died 03 July 1997 in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States)
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              • 1988-03-16: new
              • 2015-04-02: revised
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