“Where once we had Bessie Smith, Ruth Brown, Dinah Washington and Etta James, today we have Shemekia Copeland, a worthy successor to her legendary forebears,” writes Mike Greenblatt, in Classicalite. “There’s something for everyone on these Outskirts […] She proves genre is a dirty word, and interpretation a talent too often overlooked.”
“Despite showing off her considerable pipes here and on an impressive body of work starting in 1998 […], Shemekia should be appreciated best on a stage where her natural ebullience comes to the fore. The woman is a dynamo.”
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