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spent the late 1980s running up and down the roads of the United States and Canada with her r&b band, the Supernaturals. She played thousands of gigs, from smoky biker bars to swanky theatres, from casinos to yacht clubs, honing her musical chops and crowd-pleasing skills. In 1994, a chance meeting with bassist Aron Burton led to Liz’ subsequent performance with him at the 1994 Chicago Blues Festival, recording two tracks on his 1996 Earwig release, Aron Burton Live, and a long-standing performing relationship. Her work on that album marked Liz’s label recording debut and the beginning of her professional association with Earwig Music Company.
Liz holds the distinction of being the only white vocalist to perform regularly at the internationally known Blue Chicago nightclubs, where she held court from 1994 to 1999. Backed by former Junior Wells bandleader George Baze, Liz contributed two tracks to the 1998 Blue Chicago release, The Red Hot Mamas. While at Blue Chicago, Liz had the opportunity to work with a veritable Who’s Who of contemporary blues men: Willie Kent, Michael Coleman and Maurice John Vaughn, among others. Albert Collins’ alumni, Aron Burton (bass), Allen Batts (keys), and Dave Jefferson (longtime Albert King drummer), made up Liz’ rhythm section for the latter part of the 1990s, and played on her first two cds released by Earwig Music Company.
On stage she’s magic! Hip-shakin’ Liz gets the crowd dancing with the first blast of her powerful, four-octave, soul-drenched voice. She is a high voltage performer and a red hot mama. She is also solid as an acoustic and electric guitar player and her rub board playing adds a spicy back-porch feel. Equally at home in an intimate club setting or on a festival stage, she is a total professional, on time and in control! She continues to tour internationally to critical acclaim, gaining many devoted new fans at each show.
Liz released her fourth album, "Red Top," on Earwig Music to widespread critical acclaim, as it tore its way up several radio charts and gathered an impressive collection of reviews.
“Brassy, sassy singer with a knack for writing spicy, blues-flavored songs that can rock and rollick."
"She delivers...with unimpeachable enthusiasm and lusty gusto. Look at her indeed."
Liz Mandeville is the featured artist on four Earwig CDs: Look At Me (4938), Ready To Cheat (4945), Back In Love Again (4949) and Red Top (4954). She performed vocals on Aron Burton Live (4935), Johnny Drummer's Unleaded Blues (4948) and Angels Sing The Blues (4972).
Liz Mandeville Red Top EWR-4954
Release Date June 17, 2008
This is Liz’s Fourth album on Earwig. She changed her name back to her maiden name Liz Mandeville, dropping her previously married last name.
Once more, she shows off her considerable talents as a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist on this all-original album with its mix of spicy, naughty, humorous and soulful tunes.
Liz carries on the tradition of the classic blues singer; sensual and sensuous, with a powerful, evocative soul-drenched voice. She sings self-penned songs leading the listener on an emotional and passionate journey through the minefield called love.
Release Date June 17, 2008
© P 2008 Earwig Music Company, Inc. and Elizabeth M. Greeson
Liz Mandeville - Vocals, Guitar, Lead Guitar, Fratois
Eddy Shaw -Tenor Sax 11,14
Luke Pytel - Guitar 1,3,4,7,8,9,13,14
Mark Wydra - Guitar 6,10,11,15
Michael Dotson - Guitar 5
Andre Howard - Bass 1,3,4,7,8,9,13,14
Dave Kay - Bass 2,5,6,10,11,15
Allen Batts - Piano 2,6,10,11,15 Hammond Organ 5
Rodney Brown - Tenor Saxophone 1,4,8,9,14 sax solo 8
Johnny Showtime - Trombone 1,4,8,9,14
Janet Cramer - Drums, Congas 1,3,4,7,8,9,13,14, Bongo Solo 4
Twist Turner - Drums 2,6,10,11,15
Ricky Nelson - Drums 5
Jim Godsey - Percussion 3
The Black Roses Gospel Choir - track 5: Bruce Thompson: Director, Precious Jewel: Soprano, Teela Owens: Alto
Tracks 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 15 produced by Michael Robert Frank and Liz Mandeville, recorded and mixed at Chicago Trax, Chicago, IL
Tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 produced by Liz Mandeville, recorded at JBG Audio, Palatine, IL
Recording, editing, mixing and mastering by Jim Godsey, JBG Audio
Tracks 1, 7 recorded May 5, 2005 at DU Studio
Tracks 3, 8, 9, 13 recorded July 20, 2005 at DU Studio
Tracks 4,14 recorded September 7, 2006 at Clean Cut Studio
Track 12 recorded September 7, 2006 at Clean Cut Studio
1.Red Top 3:22
2.Corner Bar Blues 4:28
3.Dog No More 5:30
4.Spanky Butt 3:02
5.My Baby's Her Baby Too 5:24
6. Rub My Belly 3:24
7. So Smart Baby 6:05
8.Scratch The Kitty 3:16
9.Whoa, Whoa, Whoa 3:27
10.Bad Man Blues 2:49
11.Hold Me 4:37
12.Home Cookin' 2:34
13.Illinois National Guard Blues 5:19
14.Guilty Of Rockin' All Night 3:18
15.Little Queen 2:20
Graphic Design by Al Brandtner
Front cover and back cover photos by Dorothy Perry
Band photo by Steve Waggener
All songs written by Liz Mandeville and published by Liz Mandeville and Earwig Music Company, Inc.