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Copeland, Shemekia / Done Come Too Far
Album:Done Come Too Far Collection:Blues
Artist:Copeland, Shemekia Added:Nov 2022

A-File Activity
Add Date:2023-01-20 Pull Date:2023-03-24 Charts:Blues
Week Ending:Feb 19Feb 12Feb 5Jan 29Jan 22

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 18, 2023:Hanging In The Boneyard
Done Come Too Far
4.Feb 16, 2023:Traditions
Barefoot in Heaven
2.Feb 18, 2023:Music Casserole
Fried Catfish and Bibles
5.Feb 15, 2023:Brain worm
Why Why Why
3.Feb 16, 2023:Run-Away Radio
Too Far to Be Gone, Gullah Geechee
6.Feb 09, 2023:Exploring the ul-A file
Fried Catfish and Bibles

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2022-11-01 

Here’s another excellent, powerful album from the exceptional Shemekia Copeland. Like her recent albums, America's Child [2018] and Uncivil War [2020], this one provides provocative commentary on America today ranging from the personal to the systemic. A few songs are sly & humorous; most are serious as a heart attack. Original songs (I believe) except for 5, 8 & 12. The terrific band is guitars, bass, drums, sometimes keys.

FCC clean

1 ** Scorching hard-rocking civil rights anthem for right now. Superb, loud guitars. Mentions of Rosa Parks, MLK, John Lewis. (3:47)
2 ** Equally intense song about mass shootings. Stones-like accompaniment. (3:28)
3 Slow blues ballad. A mom has “the talk” with her son. Tragic. (5:23)
4 * A slavery story in work-song cadence with banjo, handclaps, choral chants. (3:36)
5 * Slow & heartbroken. A woman confronts her cheating man. (3:25)
6 * Fun, mid-tempo, Cajun dance with accordion, ‘tit fer, fiddle, washboard. (3:03)
7 Slow blues about civil rights: progress made, but not yet done. Electric resonator guitar & duet singing by Cedric Burnside (the grandson of R.L.) (5:08)
8 * Mid-tempo (tongue in cheek?) country-gospel tune (by Ray Wylie Hubbard). (3:31)
9 * Honky-tonk parody about opposites attracting. Pokes fun at a lot of stereotypes. (3:16)
10 Slow & spare. Tough song seems to be about domestic violence/rape. (2:56)
11 Sarcastic takedown of our current (dumb) culture. (4:01)
12 ** Soulful love song in blues form (by Shemekia’s dad, Johnny Copeland). (4:20)

Track Listing
1.Too Far to Be Gone 7.Done Come Too Far
2.Pink Turns to Red 8.Barefoot in Heaven
3.The Talk 9.Fell in Love With a Honky
4.Gullah Geechee 10.The Dolls Are Sleeping
5.Why Why Why 11.Dumb It Down
6.Fried Catfish and Bibles 12.Nobody but You