Lowdown Feelin'

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ARTIST: The Mannish Boys
TITLE: Lowdown Feelin’
FORMAT: Compact Disc
LABEL: Delta Groove Music
RELEASE DATE: June 17, 2008

Finis Tasby: vocals (3, 5, 15)
Johnny Dyer: vocals (7, 14)
Bobby Jones: vocals (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 17)
Randy Chortkoff: vocals (12), harmonica (1, 4, 12)
Kirk “Eli” Fletcher: lead guitar (5, 10), rhythm guitar
(1, 7, 8, 15, 16)
Franck “Paris Slim” Goldwasser: vocals (16), lead guitar (8, 12 – 1st guitar solo, 16), slide guitar (2, 7), rhythm guitar (5, 9, 10)
Kid Ramos: lead guitar (3, 11, 12 – 2nd guitar solo, 15), acoustic guitar (1)
Tom Leavey: electric bass (2, 11, 13)
Ronnie James Weber: acoustic bass (4, 6-9, 17), electric bass (1, 3, 5, 10, 12, 15, 16), guitar intro breaks (3)
Richard “Big Foot” Innes: drums (all tracks)

Little Sammy Davis: vocals & harmonica (9, 13)
Al Blake: harmonica (14)
Lynwood Slim: harmonica (6, 8)
Fred Scribner: slide guitar (9), rhythm guitar (13)
Junior Watson: guitar (4, 14, 17), rhythm guitar (6)
Fred Kaplan: piano (1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 15, 17), Hammond B3 (11-14, 16)
David “Woody” Woodford: tenor saxophone (1, 3, 6, 10, 17) baritone saxophone (1, 17)
Scott Steen: trumpet (1, 3, 10)
Cynthia Manley: background vocals (13)
Jessica Williams: background vocals (13)

01. These Kind of Blues (4:01)
02. Searchin’ Blues (3:44)
03. Low Down Feeling (4:08)
04. Chocolate Drop (3:02)
05. If the Washing Don’t Get You, the Rinsing Will (3:27)
06. Need My Baby (3:42)
07. The Same Thing (3:35)
08. The Woodchuck (3:35)
09. Fine Lookin’ Woman (3:24)
10. You Don’t Love Me (5:08)
11. Figure Head (4:56)
12. Rude Groove (7:50)
13. When I Leave (4:34)
14. Good Times (4:44)
15. Something’s Wrong (3:12)
16. Reet, Petite and Gone (2:29)

Produced by Randy Chortkoff & Jeff Scott Fleenor
Co-Produced, Recorded and Engineered by David Z

Lowdown Feelin’

Artist: The Mannish BoysGenre: .


“Lowdown Feelin’” is the fourth installment by the Mannish Boys, which looks to capture all the success and forward momentum stirred by last year’s universally praised release, “Big Plans.” Evoking the spirit of such legendary Rhythm & Blues revues of the past such as the Johnny Otis Show, Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm, or even the highly regarded American Folk Blues Festival, the Mannish Boys look to single handedly restore this grand tradition and carry it forward into the 21st century. This unrivaled convergence of world class talent combines the very best of both the older and younger generations representing the blues.

Returning to the spotlight on this endeavor is Chicago blues veteran Bobby Jones (now a permanent fixture in the group), who turns out many of the album’s stunning highlights along with revered vocalists Finis Tasby and Johnny Dyer. The core unit of the band is once again comprised of guitarists Kid Ramos, Kirk “Eli” Fletcher, and Franck “Paris Slim” Goldwasser; band ringleader and master of ceremonies Randy Chortkoff on harmonica; bassists Ronnie James Weber and Tom Leavey holding down the bottom end; and drummer Richard “Big Foot” Innes supplying the fundamental rhythmic pulse that ties it all together.

As is customary on any Mannish Boys studio release, the program is enhanced by an array of special guests. This time out we find the boys joined by legendary vocalist and harmonica player Little Sammy Davis, whose recorded legacy dates back to the early ‘50s in Chicago appearing on notable recordings with guitarist Earl Hooker. Davis is accompanied here by his own guitarist and longtime musical collaborator Fred Scribner, who together contribute two solid examples of Davis displaying his complete mastery and undying enthusiasm for the art form. Additional guests include West Coast guitar wizard Junior Watson, along with label mates Al Blake and Fred Kaplan of the Hollywood Blue Flames, and Lynwood Slim.

“The Mannish Boys are today’s reigning blues supergroup, a stunning collection of talent that tackles almost every style of the blues… Dig in and enjoy this rich, hearty bowl of blues stew.” – Jim Hynes / Elmore Magazine

“…no finer collection of blues talent exists today in one band.” – Blues Revue Magazine

“An all-star blues band with an authentic spirit, The Mannish Boys have what it takes to preserve the music that deserves to be called our national treasure.” – Southland Blues Magazine

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