Liz Mandville Greeson – Look At Me
Chicago's blues diva wraps her four octave muscle around 14 roots originals stoked by talented musicians Albert King's and Albert Collins' rhythm sections. A tireless bandleader on the tough Chicago club circuit, Liz describes her blues as "about an indomitable fighting spirit that makes people keep facing adversity... in my show and on this CD I'm telling people, 'You're not by yourself... Get out there and do what you have to do because somebody understands.'"
Look at Me displays the wide range of Liz's lyric ideas and musical arrangements, including the hard-driving Life Sentence of the Blues, and I'm On a Rocket Tonight, the R&B groove of Everybody's Breakin' Up, the gospel-tinged Look In Your Heart, and the inspirational Somebody You'll Win, the coquetish humor of Fish Food and I'm So Blue, the intensely political blues of Trouble Times, and the forlorn Shoulda Been A Love Song and Gone Away, Problem Solved, plus four other hip-shakin', soulful grooves.
1. Look at Me, Look at Me - 3:07 2. I'm on a Rocket Tonight - 3:42 3. Fish Food - 2:20 4. Everybody's Breakin up (Except You and Me) - 4:10 5. Shoulda Ben a Love Song - 3:55 6. I Don't Like Ya No More - 1:45 7. That's What a Man'll Do to You - 2:30 8. Gone Away, Problem Solved - 5:34 9. Someday You'll Win - 3:24 10. The Money's All Spent - 3:34 11. Life Sentence of the Blues - 4:11 12. I'm So Blue (Cause Both of My Men Are Gone) - 3:23 13. Trouble Times - 4:36 14. Look into Your Heart - 4:07
Liz Mandville Greeson (vocals, acoustic guitar on 13, washboard & percussion on 3) , Aron Burton (bass on 1,4,7,8,9,12,13,14) , Mike McCurdy (bass on 2,5,6,10,11) , Allen Batts (piano, organ) , Phil Baron (piano on 2,3,5,6,10,11, drums on 3) , Michael Dotson (guitar on 1,4,7,8,9,12,13,14) , Willie Phillips (guitar on 2,5,6,10,11) , Vince Salerno (tenor sax, backing vocals on 10) , John Bowes (baritone sax, backing vocals on 6,10) , Michael McLaughlin (trumpet, backing vocals on 6,10) , Dave Jefferson (drums on 1,4,7,8,9,12,13,14) , Kelly Littleton (drums on 2,6,10,11) , Bo Carter (drums on 5) , Arlyn Sigetti, Janis Anderson, Mary Vogt (backing vocals on 10) , Bruce Thompson & The Black Roses, Teela Owens, Precious Jewel Taylor backing vocals on 6,8,14)
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