Details: Blacktop BT-1047, stereo, 1989
Condition: STILL SEALED! There is a small hole punch in the lower left corner of jacket.
These recordings are of Al Copley's Trio. Al Copley plays piano and sings, accompanied by Thomas Durst on Bass and George Green on drums.
From the All Music Guide:
Blues pianist and singer Al Copley was born in 1952 in Buffalo, NY. Although his family moved several times while Copley was a youngster (first to San Francisco, CA, then Westerly, RI), he was able to take piano lessons on a regular basis. Inspired by the boogie-woogie style of playing, Copley formed his first band in 1965, Ponce de Leon & the Young Ones, before forming Roomful of Blues three years later. Copley spent the early '70s attending the Berklee School of Music in Boston, while still playing with Roomful of Blues. The group began issuing albums in the later part of the decade, as Copley could be heard on such releases as 1977's self-titled debut, 1979's Let's Have a Party, 1981's Hot Little Mama, and 1984's Dressed Up to Get Messed Up. But it was also in 1984 that Copley left the group to move to Europe. The move led to numerous appearances at jazz and blues festivals, as Copley embarked on a solo career later in the decade that resulted in such releases as 1986's A Handful of Key and 1989's Automatic Overdrive.
The tracks are:
1. Goshen by The Ocean
2. Ooh Wow!
3. I Didn't Want To Do It
4. Git Gone Bluesy
5. Blue Monday
6. Friday Night Strut
7. The Bad Guy in The Blues
8. Big Ten Inch Record
9. Boogie at Midnight
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