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2:50 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

SHEMEKIA COPELAND TOPS WEMU'S MOST RECENT "SWEET 16"

Shemekia Copeland at the 2012 Ottawa Bluesfest.

We knew it was just a matter of time, but the WEMU staff knew that "33 1/3" by Shemekia Copeland would eventually claim the top spot on our "Sweet 16".  If any CD validates her standing as the successor to Koko Taylor as "Queen Of The Blues", this one surely does.  She has emerged on a new label with new repertoire, but her commitment to true, deep blues is as strong as ever. 

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