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Jungle Swing

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Jungle Swing

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Johnny Copeland
Producers:
Verve
genre:
Blues, Jazz

We gave it a B+

Mix Johnny Copeland’s sage voice and poignant, Southwestern blues guitar with African percussion and the result is a hybrid that might take getting used to for blues traditionalists — but Jungle Swing grows more appealing with each listen. Whether Copeland dominates a track (the stark, beautiful ”I Got a Love”) or the African influence does (the rambunctious ”Kasavubu”), the spirit is powerful. B+