Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland – Showdown!
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Showdown! was released in late 1985 to immediate acclaim. Fans and critics embraced it as a masterpiece, and it won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Recording of the Year. Over the decades, it’s become Alligator’s best-selling album. Showdown! firmly cemented Albert’s and Johnny’s positions in the highest ranks of blues artists, and they continued to headline festivals and clubs worldwide. Soon after the album’s release, Robert broke wide open on rock radio with Smoking Gun. He’s been rightfully hailed as one of the great blues artists of his generation ever since.In 1993, renowned as one of the most popular bluesmen in the world, Albert was struck down by cancer at the age of 61. Johnny, beset by heart problems, continued to tour through most of the 1990s. He died in 1997 at the age of 60, after helping to launch his daughter Shemekia’s wonderfully successful blues singing career.Though all three of these artists made other great records, they all acknowledged Showdown! as a special event, a career landmark, when three bluesmen came together in the studio, inspiring one another to timeless performances, immortalising their deep musical friendship and respect for the world to hear.