Brand New Release from the Leader in West Coast Blues-Delta Groove Music–Releases the Mannish Boys Shake for Me

2010 heralds the passing of the five year anniversary mark of the birth of Delta Groove Music. Likewise, The Mannish Boys, for whom the label was originally conceived, are similarly celebrating five years of electrifying the blues for audiences the world over. The fundamental concept of the band was simple; assemble a group of like-minded musicians to capture the spirit and joy of this timeless music, and reintroduce it for a whole new generation to appreciate and discover. This project, which was only initially envisioned as a one-time testimony to the power of the blues, has now given way to a new institution privileged with the task of preserving this music and presenting it as a vital, living, breathing entity.

The Mannish Boys fifth album, “Shake For Me,” carries forth the tradition established by their very first effort, “That Represent Man,” by presenting an inspired program of deep, lowdown blues supported by a surprising and ever-revolving unit of world class musicians. Reprising their all-star roles in the band are Finis Tasby, Bobby Jones, Kirk Fletcher, Frank Goldwasser, and Randy Chortkoff, joined here by an entirely new and outstanding rhythm section comprised of Willie J. Campbell on bass (The James Harman Band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds) and Jimi Bott on drums (Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Woodbrain).

Rod Piazza, Kid Ramos, Mitch Kashmar, Nick Curran, Mike Zito, Arthur Adams, Johnny Dyers, Lynwood Slim, Rob Rio, Fred Kaplan, Andy Kaulkin, &
“Big Pete” van der Pluijm.

“…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

“No band makes the old new again better than The Mannish Boys.”
Blues Revue Magazine

“It is both refreshing and encouraging to see a song selection that favors a broad range of little-known gems respectfully presented by a deep stable of talent.”
Living Blues Magazine


# OF TRACKS: 16 / RELEASE DATE: 03/16/10 / CATALOG #: DGPCD137

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

Rod Piazza: harmonica (track 7)
Kid Ramos: lead guitar (track 15)
Mitch Kashmar: harmonica (track 14)
Nick Curran: guitar (tracks 1 & 11)
Mike Zito: vocals & guitar (track 2)
Arthur Admas: vocals & guitar (track 13)
Johnny Dyer: vocals (track 14)
Lynwood Slim: harmonica (track 12)
Rob Rio: piano (track 5)
Fred Kaplan: piano (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
Andy Kaulkin: piano (track 16)
“Big Pete” van der Pluijm: vocals & harmonica (track 16)
– Big Pete appears courtesy of Cool Buzz Records, Big Pete plays Hohner harmonicas & Marble amps.

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