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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Liz Mandeville 2008 Red Top

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:59:09
Size: 135,27 MB

United States

Review by Greg Prato

If you think of modern day blues-rockers, a "swing" approach is usually not in the mix -- just your standard 12-bar blues. But Liz Mandeville's 2008 release, Red Top, shows that the singer/guitarist is dedicated to merging both old-time styles together. Playing on a rather un-bluesy six-string (an Ibanez -- which is usually reserved for heavy metal speed demons), Mandevillle also throws a full horn section into the mix, resulting in some of the more full-sounding blues-rock of recent times.

Examples include the album-opening title track (which is also arguably the album's best track), "My Baby's Her Baby Too" (which features some pretty darn impressive Albert King-esque lead work), and the simply blaring "Guilty of Rockin' All Night." Liz Mandeville may be one of the few female blues-rockers of the early 21st century, but Red Top easily measures up to the rest of the pack.


01 - Red Top 03:21

02 - Corner Bar Blues 04:29

03 - Dog No More 05:31

04 - Spanky Butt 03:03

05 - My Baby's Ner Baby Too 05:24

06 - Rub My Belly 03:25

07 - So Smart Baby 06:06

08 - Scratch The Kitty 03:17

09 - Whoa, Whoa, Whoa 03:28

10 - Bad Man Blues 02:50

11 - Hold Me 04:38

12 - Home Cookin' 02:35

13 - Illinois Natural Guard Blues 05:20

14 - Guilty Of Rockin' All Night 03:16

15 - Little Queen 02:26

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