Johnny "Clyde" Copeland

Vocals, Guitar

Date of Birth:  March 27, 1937    Haynesville, LA

Date of Death:  July 3, 1997    New York, NY

Place of Burial:  Paradise South Cemetery

                          2237 Cullen Boulevard

                          Pearland, TX  77581

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Block 3, Plot 149N, Space 4

                            29° 34' 5" N / 95° 20' 55" W


Rock And Roll Lily / It Don't Bother You, Mercury (71280X45)

Down On Bending Knees / Just One More Time, Golden Eagle Records (101)

Please Let Me Know / Hear What I Said, All Boy (45-8500-V)

Your Game Is Working / Mama Told Me, Golden Eagle Records (107)

All These Things / Coming To See About You, Suave Records (717)

Funny Feeling / I'll Be Around, Golden Eagle (110)

Working Man's Blues / I Got To Go Home, Golden Eagle Records (114)

It's Me / The Invitation, Wand (WND 1103)

I Need You Now / Heebie Jeebies, Paradise (1013)

I'm Going To Make My Home Where I Hang My Hat / Dedicated To The Greatest, Wand (WND 1114)

You're Gonna Reap Just What You Sow / Wake Up, Little Susie, Wand (1130)

It's Me / Reservation, Charay Records ‎(C-26)

Danger Zone / Slow Walk You Down, Boogaloo Records (1001)

Trying To Reach My GoalIf Love Is Your Friend (Let Love Come In), Atlantic (45-2474)

Hurt, Hurt, Hurt / I Ain't Gonna Take It, Atlantic (45-2618)

Sufferin City / It's My Own Tears That's Being Wasted, Atlantic (45-2542)

Soul Power / Ghetto Child, Zephyr Records (101)

Every Dog's Got His Day / Wizard Of Art, Kent (KS 4546)

Dear Mother / You Must Believe In Yourself, Kent (KS 4558)

What Is A Man Without His Pride / Do Better Somewhere Else, TTC (1001)

I Can Tell / Shake It ( But Don't Break It ), BR (500)

Copeland Special, Rounder Records (2025)

Make My Home Where I Hang My Hat, Rounder Records (2030)

Texas Twister, Rounder Records (2040)

Bringing It All Back Home, Rounder Records (2050)

Ain't Nothin' But A Party, Rounder Records (2055)

Boom Boom, Rounder Records (CD-2060)

Flyin' High, Verve Records (314 517 512-2)

Catch Up With The Blues, Verve Records (314 521 239-2)

Live In Australia, Black Top Records (CD BT-1139)

Jungle Swing, Verve Records (314 527 466-2)

Albert Collins / Robert Cray / Johnny Copeland, Showdown!, Alligator Records (ALCD 4743)

Ghetto Child - The Houston Sessions, Sanctuary Blues Masters (06076 81251-2)

Honky Tonkin', Bullseye Blues Basics (BBB 11661-9621-2)

Essential Recordings: Down on Bended Knee, Rounder Records (11661-2207-2)


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