Johnny Copeland

Boom Boom

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Sometimes Copeland's Texas shuffle blues just don't have any bite. He came perilously close on this set to having to depend on gimmicks and experience. Copeland couldn't find anyway to refresh material like "Beat the Boom Boom Baby" and "Pie in the Sky," although he tried hard with shouts, cries, and moans. He was more successful on "Nobody But You," "I Was Born All Over," and "Blues Ain't Nothin'," where his soul and gospel roots helped inject some life into the lyrics. His band tried to help matters, but really couldn't elevate the proceedings. If you're only a mild to casual fan, this wasn't one of Copeland's greatest.

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