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Friday, May 4, 2012

New Release - The Mannish Boys "Double Dynamite" 2CDS


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BEFORE IT'S AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE!



Retail: $21.99
Discounted Price: $16.99
+ s&h
2 CDS


Produced by
Randy Chortkoff & Jeff Scott Fleenor




THE BAND

Finis Tasby: vocals
Sugaray Rayford: vocals
Randy Chortkoff: harmonica & vocals
Kirk "Eli" Fletcher: lead & rhythm guitar
Frank Goldwasser: vocals, slide, lead & rhythm guitar
Willie J. Campbell: electric & upright bass
Jimi Bott: drums & percussion




SPECIAL GUESTS

James Harman: vocals & harmonica
Mud Morganfield:
* Appears courtesy of Severn Records
vocals
Mike Finnigan: vocals, piano, B-3
Elvin Bishop: lead & slide guitar
Jackie Payne: vocals
Rod Piazza: harmonica
Jason Ricci: harmonica
Bob Corritore: harmonica
Kid Ramos: lead guitar
Junior Watson: lead guitar
Nathan James: lead guitar, rhythm guitar
Rob Rio: piano
Fred Kaplan: piano, B-3
Bill Stuve: upright & electric bass
Rich Wenzel: piano, B-3
Bobby Tsukamoto: electric bass
David Woodford: alto/tenor/baritone sax
Lee Thornburg: trumpet, trombone
James Michael Tempo: percussion
Cynthia Manley: vocals, backing vocals
Adrianna Marie: backing vocals
Jessica Williams: backing vocals
Jeff Scott Fleenor: backing vocals, hand claps
The Harmanaires: backing vocals




BOOKING INFO



FESTIVALS EXCLUSIVE
Adrianna Tanzer
Email: adrianna@festivalsexclusive.com
Phone: (714) 349-7119
www.festivalsexclusive.com



MORE INFO

CLICK HERE FOR - LINER NOTES

CLICK HERE FOR - AUDIO CLIPS

DELTA GROOVE ARTIST PAGE

ARTIST WEBSITE




THE MANNISH BOYS
"DOUBLE DYNAMITE"

"With personnel ranging from duets up to horn-fired big-band charts, this quintessential backup band takes center stage on their way to deserved recognition as a premier blues group in their own right."
– All Music Guide

"…an infectious revival of both '40s jump and '50s to '60s Chess-like styles from a band that lives inside the music..."
– Wall Street Journal

"The Mannish Boys' dedication to preserving the past is matched only by their musical aptitude." – Living Blues Magazine

Few blues acts have perfected the tricky maneuver of honoring the storied history of the blues, while at the same time keeping the music up-to-date, as admirably as Delta Groove's The Mannish Boys. It's a balancing act that they've honed over the course of six highly-acclaimed CD releases and countless nights gigging on concert stages around the world. Conceived as an all-star showcase for the cream of the West Coast blues crop, The Mannish Boys have stayed true to that vision. They've continually evolved through the years, seeking out and spotlighting the talents of genuine blues legends in a setting that honors the deep roots of the genre, while also providing them with the support required to excite today's blues audiences.

Their newest release on Delta Groove marks a number of firsts for The Mannish Boys. "Double Dynamite," as the title suggests, serves up a double dose of The Mannish Boys on a 2-CD set, allowing them to really stretch out and feature more special guests and sounds than on any of their previous recordings. Especially notable is new featured vocalist Sugaray Rayford, a soulful, gospel-inflected singer, originally from Texas, who has been little known outside of his current home base in Southern California, until now. Also along for the ride this time, and adding variety and depth in the vocal department, are veterans "Icepick" James Harman, Mike Finnigan (who in the '60s played keyboards on Jimi Hendrix's "Electric Ladyland" LP, among many other accomplishments in his long career), and Jackie Payne, plus long-time Mannish Boys' frontman Finis Tasby. The band's regular guitarists Kirk Fletcher and Frank Goldwasser are prominently represented, with Goldwasser taking a turn in front of the vocal mic, as does The Mannish Boys' harp playing honcho, Randy Chortkoff. And as an additional treat, Mud Morganfield, eldest son of the undisputed king of Chicago blues, Muddy Waters, also contributes as a guest vocalist, bringing a South Side Chicago blues unrivalled by any living vocalist. Other guests on this unprecedented release include harmonica aces Rod Piazza, Jason Ricci and Bob Corritore, and guitarists Elvin Bishop, Junior Watson, Nathan James, and Kid Ramos, all backed by the hard-swinging rhythm section of Jimi Bott and Willie J. Campbell, plus an array of other very special musicians.

A virtual blues festival in a single band, all of this variety adds up to a continually surprising, wide-ranging, and most consistently excellent release from The Mannish Boys' career so far.


ELVIN
BISHOP


MUD
MORGANFIELD


JACKIE
PAYNE


JASON
RICCI


ROD
PIAZZA


JAMES
HARMAN

KID
RAMOS

JUNIOR
WATSON

MIKE
FINNIGAN

ROB
RIO

FRED
KAPLAN

NATHAN
JAMES

ADIANNA
MARIE

BOB
CORRITORE

BILL
STUVE



VIDEOS

LIVE AT THE B'JAZZ FESTIVAL (BURGHAUSEN, GERMANY)

Check out videos from The Mannish Boys recent performance at the B'Jazz Festival, Burghausen - Germany! Click on the images above to watch.




TOUR DATES

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT - SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES FESTIVAL

This memorial day weekend catch The Mannish Boys performing at the 23rd Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival. They will be joined by special guests Jackie Payne, Jason Ricci, Kid Ramos, Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Marco Pandolfi, and Paul Size.

FOR THE COMPLETE FESTIVAL LINE UP,
EVENT INFO & TICKETS - CLICK HERE




THE MANNISH BOYS

05/10/12: Memphis, TN – Blues Music Awards
05/26/12: Simi Valley, CA – Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival
06/21/12: Cazorla, Andalusia, Spain – Cazorla Blues Festival
06/30/12: Las Vegas, NV – Boulder Station Casino
07/06/12: Portland Oregon - Waterfront Blues Festival
07/10/12: Lebanon - Zouk Mikael International Music Festival
08/04/12: Norway - Notodden Blues Festival


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