Music News & Reviews

March 7, 2013

Walter Tunis: 'Queen of the Blues' Shemekia Copeland earned the title

When an artist proclaims to be the king or queen of anything, one can't help but be suspect. In so many instances, a title of royalty gets flaunted like so much promotional baggage. It becomes an inflated, self-important selling point employed when genuine artistic invention is in short supply.

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