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 1. Soul Tender - 3:08
 2. Juicehead Man - 5:01
 3. All Alone - 5:12
 4. The Gift - 4:01
 5. Face The Music - 5:13
 6. Back In Love Again - 5:49
 7. For Real - 3:00
 8. Johnny And Me - 4:33
 9. The Night Thing - 5:57
10. All My Love - 4:49
11. Lip Service - 3:33
12. Brokenhearted Fool - 4:14
13. Shine Clear With Joy - 2:03

Liz Mandville Greeson - vocals, washboard, acoustic guitar;
Phil Baron, Alan Batts - piano;
Billy Branch - harmonica;
Tom Culver - cello;
Mike Gibb, Mark Wydra - guitar;
Dave Kaye - bass;
Twist Turner - drums;
Sonny Seals - tenor sax;
Ann Bridges, Del Brown, Precious Jewel, Bruce Thompson - background vocals;
The Chicago Fire Horns [Hank Ford, tenor; Bill McFarland, trombone; Kenny Anderson, trumpet]

 

Liz Mandville Greeson is a talented, soulful, and versatile singer. Blues-based and at her best in that idiom, she can also sing with the ferocious passion of Janis Joplin, she leads a gospel-style a cappella group on "Shine Clear with Joy," and she straddles the boundaries between blues, R&B, country, and folk, with doses of rock here and there. Even more impressive is that she wrote all 13 of the songs on Back in Love Again. Joined by a crack backup group, Liz Mandville Greeson puts on a colorful and memorable show throughout this recommended set. ---Scott Yanow, AllMusic Review

 

Now this really hits the mark. Ms Mandville Greeson sings straight from the heart. You just don't get this kind of honesty too often. Don't worry guys; you won't be buying a feminist rant. There is humour in the lyrics and the musicians are first class.

Once more into the music, dear friends. BluesBunny's favourite tracks were "Johnny and Me" featuring Billy Branch on harmonica, the bluesy "All My Love" and the saucy "Lip Service". The album ends with the gospel tinged "Shine Clear With Joy". Ms Mandville Greeson also wrote nearly every song. She appears to have learned many lessons from life on matters of the heart and presents them all here.

Plenty of substance here so this album will no doubt remain near the top of the BluesBunny playlist for a long time. --- bluesbunny.com

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Liz Mandeville Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:34:50 +0000
Liz Mandeville - Clarksdale (2012) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/blues/5499-liz-mandeville/21447-liz-mandeville-clarksdale-2012.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/blues/5499-liz-mandeville/21447-liz-mandeville-clarksdale-2012.html Liz Mandeville - Clarksdale (2012)

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01. Roadside Produce Stand (feat. Willie "Big Eyes" Smith)
02. Mama & Daddy Blues (feat. Willie "Big Eyes" Smith)
03. No Fear / Everything
04. Walking & Talking With You (feat. Willie "Big Eyes" Smith)
05. A Soldiers Wife (feat. Donna Herula)
06. Clarksdale/Riverside Hotel Blues (feat. Willie "Big Eyes" Smith)
07. Bye Bye Blues (feat. Donna Herula )
08. 8. Sweet Potatoe Pie (feat. Willie "Big Eyes" Smith & Eddie Shaw)
09. 4:20 Blues
10. Sand Baggin (feat. Donna Herula)
11. My Mama Wears Combat Boots (feat. Nick Moss)

Liz Mandeville – guitar, vocals
Nick Moss – guitar
Donna Herula – slide guitar
Darryl Wright – bass
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith - drums

 

Liz Mandeville was destined to be an entertainer. Her father taught her to paint and sing. Her mother carried Liz to countless plays and concerts, insisting her daughter get music and dance lessons. The family stereo was turned up and tuned in to a variety from Stravinsky to Ledbelly to Hank Williams. Liz soaked it all in, getting her first guitar at 16 and was playing professionally shortly thereafter.

Her most recent CD, Clarksdale, found her traveling south from her Chicago home. "I had my original love of blues re-ignited," she said. "when I took a post-surgery step back from my own trail long enough to breathe in the deep Southern influence of Clarksdale and its environs."

To get her delta mojo on she stayed at the Ratliff family's Riversiade Hotel. It's famous for providing lodging for such blues artists as Sonny Boy Williamson II, Ike Turner, and Robert Nighthawk. It was previously the G.T. Thomas Hospital in which Bessie Smith died in 1937. Clarksdale is a great CD, filled with blues harp, steele guitars, grand piano, tenor sax and Liz's sultry growl. Her good friend Willie "Big Eyes" Smith stayed around long enough to lay down some great drum work. Willie died last September.

"But in the true spirit of the blues," Liz said. "I carried on." She covers all the bases -- "No Fear/Everything Is Going to Be Alright," an acappella gospel wonder, "Sweet Potato Pie,"'a sultry come on and my personal favorite "4:20 Blues," a rant about what the government does and doesn't do.

Acoustic blues just doesn't get any better. --- Jim Clark, amazon.com

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Liz Mandeville Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:04:41 +0000
Liz Mandeville - The Stars Motel (2016) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/blues/5499-liz-mandeville/20479-liz-mandeville-the-stars-motel-2016.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/blues/5499-liz-mandeville/20479-liz-mandeville-the-stars-motel-2016.html Liz Mandeville - The Stars Motel (2016)

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01. Too Hot For Love 3:00
02. Blues Is My Boss 4:03
03. Everybody Knew But Me 3:25
04. One Dance 4:54
05. Try Me 4:26
06. What Is Truth 3:25
07. Reefer And A Glass Of Wine 3:03
08. What Could Have Been 3:49
09. Bad Blues Habit 4:04
10. River Of Blood 4:11
11. What Do Blues Men Like 2:28

Liz Mandeville – vocals, tambourine
Scott Ellison, Minoru Maruyama, Rachelle Coba, Dario Lombardo - guitars

 

It started in 2013 when Scott Ellison called Liz. The two artists had met when each released an album on the Earwig Label in 2008. Scott said he and his band were coming to play in Chicago and had no hotel rooms. Liz said “You can stay in my studio, but the price of admission is we write and record 3 tunes while you’re here.” Scott agreed and the first three tunes were made. Scott’s Clapton-esque rock influenced blues married nicely with Liz’s witty lyrics for a trio of edgy swinging tunes.

The following year, Dario Lombardo was booked to play the Chicago Blues Fest. His accommodations fell through at the last minute and Liz stepped up and offered Dario the same deal. “You can stay but we have to write and record 3 tunes.” Liz and Dario did three weeks of gigs, drank a lot of red wine and wrote three great tunes including Reefer and a Glass of Wine that features a solo from Tampa’s master of Swing, Doug Deming.

Later that year Rachelle Coba, who Liz had met when both women were in Clarksdale playing the Juke Joint Festival, called to say her debut CD had been nominated for a Blues Blast Award. She said she could get from Miami to Chicago, but where the heck was Carbondale? Liz told her “Come to Chicago a few days early, lets write 3 tunes and then I’ll drive you to Carbondale!” So it was on! Rachelle’s collaboration yielded a trio that rings with Delta influence, from the New Orleans 2nd Line flavor of Everybody Knew But Me to the hauntingly hypnotic Hill Country Groove of River of Blood.

Nine tunes was just a bit short for a CD, so Liz approached Japanese born Minoru Maruyama, who had played on her 2014 Heart ‘O’ Chicago release. Minoru gave Liz the beautiful ballad that became One Dance, complete with a Memphis Horn treatment, as well as the West side blues firecracker, What Is Truth.

Liz spent the last 6 months in the studio with engineer Jim Godsey who has worked on all Liz’s projects since the ‘90’s. Adding Horns, keys, blues harp, even tuba and washboard! The result is a party on a platter! Check in to the Stars Motel and see for yourself!! ---cdbaby.com

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