JOHNNY COPELAND ... " Copeland Special " ... Rounder Records 2025. 1981 Blues LP. Stereo. Vinyl VG+. Cover VG+.Johnny Copeland (March 27, 1937 – July 3, 1997) was an American Texas blues guitarist and singer. Born in Haynesville, Louisiana, United States, while Copeland was becoming interested in music, he also pursued boxing, mostly as an avocation, and it is from his days as a boxer that he got his nickname "Clyde." Also as a teenager influenced by T-Bone Walker he formed the 'Dukes of Rhythm' in Houston, Texas, and made his recording debut in 1956, signing with Duke Records the following year. In his early years he played with such acts as Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Mama Thornton and Freddie King.______________________________________________Copeland Special is an album released by Johnny Copeland in 1981 on Rounder Records in the United States, Demon Records in the United Kingdom, and Black and Blue Records in France. It was recorded and mixed at Blank Tapes, 37 West 20th Street, NYC, and produced by Dan Doyle. The album features Copeland on guitar and vocals. The following musicians also appeared on the album: Arthur Blythe (Alto Saxophone), Byard Lancaster (Alto Saxophone & Tenor Saxophone), Joe Rigby (Baritone Saxophone), Don Whitcomb (Bass), Candy McDonald (Drums on tracks 1, 3, 5), Julian Vaughan (Drums on track 7), Mansfield Hitchman (Drums on tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10), John Leibman (guitar), Brookly Slim (Harmonica track 4), Anthony Browne (Organ tracks 2, 5), Ken Vangel (piano arrangement), George Adams (Tenor Saxophone & Soprano Saxophone), Bill Ohashi (Trombone), Garrett List (Trombone), John Pratt (Trumpet), and Yusef Yancey (Trumpet).Track listing 1."Claim Jumper" 2."I Wish I Was Single" 3."Everybody Wants A Piece Of Me" 4."Copeland Special" 5."It´s My Own Tears" 6."Third Party" 7."Big Time" 8."Down On Bended Knee" 9."Done Got Over It" 10."St. Louis Blues"_______________________________________From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ******* IMPORTANT ****** Please Read >>>> Vinyl Grading. I use GOLDMINE: STANDARD CATALOG OF AMERICAN RECORDS for grading guidelines. Therefore, NM (Near Mint) will not be seen unless the album is still in original shrinkwrap. Most all of the albums and covers I sell will be VERY GOOD + (or) VERY GOOD. Here are Goldmine's defintions of those two classifications. Verbatim in part. VG+ VINYL > may show some slight sign of wear, including light scuffs or very light scratches that do not affect the listening experience. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are okay. Minor signs of handling are okay, too, such as telltale marks around the center hole. There may be some very light ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable. VG+ COVERS > are close to their near mint counterparts. Only close. A cover may be marred by a cutout marking (cut corner, small hole punch, a cut in the spine) or promotional stamp. There may be some slight signs of handling, such as light creasing in the corners. There may be slight signs of wear at the most vulnerable areas, even a bit of ring wear. But all in all, except for a few minor imperfections, this should be a very nice copy. VG VINYL > have more obvious flaws. They may lack some of the original factory gloss. Groove wear may be evident, as well as light scratches. When played, a VG record will porbably have some surface noise, especially at the beginning of a song and at the end. But the noise will not overpower the music. You may run into an audible surface scratch, but will not be a major detraction from the music. Minor writing, tape, or a sticker may detract from the label. But overall, the record will still remain a fine listening experience, just not the same as if the record was in better condition. VG COVERS > have more signs of wear, such as minot seam splits, most common at the bottom center, middle of the spine, and the upper and lower right where the record is removed from the cover. These will not be overwhelming, and can be neatly repaired. Also, minor writing, tape, or stickers may detract from the cover. Visible ringwear will be more evident. There could be minor scuffing or cut out markings.Though a VG cover will still be pleasing to the eye, there's no way it could pass as new. FAIR or POOR vinyl I usually throw away, unless it's rare. FAIR or POOR covers may sometimes be sold, but only if the vinyl is still very good, and the album itself is considered collectable. I usually price this kind of quality very low. ************Please, don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any. It is NOT an inconvenience to me. Talking about records has always been fun to me. That's why I do this. And I've been doing it over 54 years. I will get back to you as soon as I can after reading your Email. Give me a little time to get you an answer. You will recieve an absolutely 100% straight-forward answer. No clever BS. I am not interested in deceiving people. 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