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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blue Kitty Music artist: Liz Mandeville - Clarksdale - New Release review

I have been listening to the new recording, Clarksdale, by Liz Mandeville. Stylistically strong, blues singer Mandeville has assembled a star studded group of players here including Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Nick Moss to play a mixture of swing/boogie, ballads, roots and blues tracks. The recording starts off with Roadside Produce Stand, a swingin boogie with Big Eyes featured on harp. No Fear/Everything is an a capella spiritual style song showing the breadth of Mandeville's singing style. Donna Herula add some sensitive slide work to the ballad A Soldier's Wife. Leandro Lopez-Varady contributes some really interesting piano riffs to Clarksdale/Riverside Hotel Blues. The recording is wrapped up with the strongest composition, more of a country style foot stomper called My Mama Wears (Combat Boots) which should receive strong airplay. Mandeville is a sassy singer with strong conviction and will certainly attract a strong following of listeners looking for female vocal oriented blues styled music.
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