Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|The Mannish Boys|
That Represent Man
Genres: Blues, Pop
The Mannish Boys are the closest thing to a 'blues supergroup' likely to be found anywhere in the world today. The Mannish Boys's debut album "That Represent Man" is one of the most exciting blues projects to come along i... more »
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The Mannish Boys are the closest thing to a 'blues supergroup' likely to be found anywhere in the world today. The Mannish Boys's debut album "That Represent Man" is one of the most exciting blues projects to come along in quite a while, featuring some of the most dynamic blues talent in the world today, assembled from the absolute cream of the crop of West Coast blues veterans and young bloods. The group is made up of members: Finis Tasby (vocals), Kirk Fletcher (guitar), Frank Goldwasser (guitar), Leon Blue (piano), Ronnie Weber (bass) and June Core (drums). The album also features special guest appearances by musicians: Roy Gaines (vocals & guitar), Johnny Dyer (vocals & harmonica), Mickey Champion (vocals), Paul Oscher (guitar) and Randy Chortkoff (harmonica). "That Represent Man" is one of a kind heavyweight album. Capturing the sound and soul of the real Blues, this album is a pillar of West Coast Blues Music and must have for music lovers worldwide!
Rude | The Boro | 03/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
""That Represent Man" is simply one of the best blues recordings I have ever heard! This is the blues as it's ment to be heard, The Mannish Boys have poured their heart and soul into this recording and it is an experience that should not be missed!
The Mannish Boys is an "All-Star" cast of mastered bluesmen who have each mastered his own craft, and I have heard others describe this CD as "West Coast Blues" I beg to differ this is a mix of the best the Delta and Chicago blues have to offer. This band may be assembled from the best of the West Coast crop but I believe these guys are the best blues band in Americia today.
Some of the material on this disc includes Jimmy Anderson's "Going Crazy Over T.V.", Lazy Lester's "I'm A Lover Not A Fighter" both which featuring some fine harp playing by Randy Chortkoff, other covers of Smokey Smothers' "Come On Rock Little Girl", Freddie King's lesser known classic "It's Too Bad" and a couple of B.B. King covers, one in "Partin' Time'" which guitaris Kirk Fletcher really nails, and Johnny Watson's "The Eagle Is Back" is da bomb! There are seventeen tracks on this disc and not one will let you down. I have to be honest and let you know that I kept this CD in my player for two weeks straight, what a joy this is to listen too.
This stuff is too good, lets hope this just isn't a one time project I already want more Mannish Boys!
The Bandit - www.banditbluesradio.com"
That represent man
Kenneth D. Stasierowski | outside chicago | 08/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Got some good ones and some better. Not outstanding, but I'd definately add this one to your collection"