It's all about the music
Terry Abrahamson & Derrick Procell have
created songs recorded by, among others:
MUDDY WATERS, PRINCE, SHEMEKIA COPELAND
JOHN LEE HOOKER, JOAN JETT, JOHNNY WINTER
GEORGE THOROGOOD, JAMES COTTON, BOB MARGOLIN
CLARENCE CLEMONS, JOSEPH "MOJO" MORGANFIELD
BIGLLOU JOHNSON, PATTI PARKS, DERRICK PROCELL
JOHNNY RAWLS & TOM HAMBRIDGE
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Praise for IN THE BLOOD OF THE BLUES
From AMERICA'S CHILD
2019 BMA ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Copeland reaches her zenith on In the Blood of the Blues.
JP Soars, CASCADE BLUES ASSN
An anthemic blues rocker.
TORONTO BLUES SOCIETY
Another remarkable cut
Jay N. Miller PATRIOT LEDGER
Craig Bechtel , NEW CITY MUSIC
On In the Blood of the Blues it is clear that the blues runs through Copeland's veins. It's who she is, when you get right down to it. There's a lot of history there, and it is undeniable.
Andrew W. Griffin RED DIRT REPORT
That song means a lot on so many levels.
An outstanding blues song”
DOWN AT THE CROSSROADS
A raw, powerful blues rocker.
Shemekia Copeland betrays the most potent conviction during In the Blood of the Blues.
Jewly Hight NPR FIRST LISTEN
A sumptuous In The Blood Of The Blues in which the African roots of the 'devil's music' proudly emerge.
Rico Ricaldone PLANET COUNTRY
Tracks like the razor-sharp In The Blood of The Blues confirm that Copeland remains a first-rate blues singer.
Mark Thompson BLUES BLAST
Check out this live performance of
In The Blood of the Blues!
The Room Where It Happens
RIP Joseph Mojo Morganfield
Our brother and our friend left us in December 2020 with his single riding high on the Blues charts. He was working on his album which was to feature several Terry & Derrick songs. MUDDY ROAD is our tribute to the man with the million megawatt smile and a heart as big as Chicago and the Mississippi delta combined.
Number 1 for 7 weeks Top 20 for 30 weeks on the Roots Music Report Soul/Blues Chart
2022 saw the release of Derrick's debut album on the Catfood Records label. Produced by BMA winner Zac Harmon and mixed by the legendary Jim Gaines, it quickly rose to the top of the charts with international airplay and rave reviews. Four of the featured songs on the record are Terry and Derrick originals. Check it out HERE!
The duo establishes an easy-flowing groove on “A Tall Glass Of You,” a quirky love song notable for lines from lyricist Abrahamson like “I've been knocking back bourbon since the day I could spell Jim Beam, “ or “I can hold more tequila than Zorro on the 5th of May”
Mark Thompson CHICAGO BLUES GUIDE
Derrick, along with glimmer twin lyricist Terry Abrahamson, write songs that are rich and complete, exploring subjects that range from elusive love to solid relationships to genuine social/political commentary.
Vicky Gregor THE KRCC MUSIC DIGEST
" Hello Mojo " is certainly an award contender for 2022 . This release is so special that you can't help but play it over and over and over again
John Muller NORTH JERSEY BLUES SOCIETY
...and more soulful than "Color of an Angel" there is no song on this album.
Eric Schuurmans BACK TO THE ROOTS-BELGIUM
Procell is a vocal force of nature who draws upon all his influence and songwriting prowess on an album that successfully straddles the lines between soul, blues & pop.
Rod Evans LIVING BLUES
the first cut from the recording, Skin In the Game... is contemporary blues at its best.
Ben Vee Blues ROADHOUSE BLUES
Another high spot (pun intended) is A TALL GLASS OF YOU, the lyrics invoking the singer's lover as a beverage to be savored.
Dan Stevens LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE
this album offers a thoroughly satisfying session filled with soulful vocals, fine-tuned lyricism, and precise musical production that pulls it all together.
Jim White BLUES ROADHOUSE
Hello Mojo! is a near perfectly executed Soul Blues testament to the realities of love and aging for a midlife Boomer.
Bucky O'Hare BLUES BLAST
Praise for NOBODY CALLED IT THE BLUES
From the CASH BOX KINGS'
Nobody Called It The Blues, sung as a duet with Cameron Webb and Oscar Wilson, keeps the Chicago Blues party at its best. It is impossible to keep still-CULTURALBLUES.COM
"Nobody Called it the Blues” is a gem of this album. It starts as a field holler, reminiscent of the
plantation era, then quickly morphs to a catchy shuffle about how the music got his (Oscar Wilson’s) people through hard times and how the blues still serves that purpose-WISCONSIN BLUES HALL OF FAME REVIEWS
Stand-outs on this one include “Nobody Called It the Blues” which, with its references to slavery, won’t get it placed in any new textbooks in certain states-STEVE’S PICKS
On the gospel-inflected, deeply moving Nobody Called It The Blues, the band dig deep in an uplifting performance memorializing and celebrating the long history and healing power of blues music-TINNITIST
At the outset of “Nobody Called it the Blues,” the singers field holler a bit before the song takes off north, to Chicago, the proclamations in the lyrics quite profound. Relating the struggle of the enslaved black man to the entertainment made today of their experiences, sure makes one think hard-MAKING A SCENE
But; and I thought this the first time I played the album; I can’t really look past the Gospelicious Nobody Called It The Blues; as I love it when bands tear up the rule book and try something ‘off book’ …. and when it works; as it does here it makes my heart skip a beat-THE ROCKING MAGPIE
Initially more serious in nature is the gospel-meets-field holler flavor of Nobody Called it the Blues. The song’s “Live in the Studio” vibe is one of the keys to its effectiveness-LIVING BLUES
‘Nobody Called It The Blues’ is meatier fare. With its field song-styled intro it harks back to slave times, and extols the value of music as a form of freedom and even defiance, culminating in a shoutalong chorus and some spiky guitar from Billy Flynn-BLUES ENTHUSED