Ready to Cheat

Ready to Cheat

by Liz Mandville Greeson


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Ready to Cheat

Greeson's sophomore project for Earwig is a hot item. Greeson wrote every song on the album -- an extremely unusual accomplishment for a female blues singer -- and the material gives her the opportunity to showcase her stylistic range. Greeson fits right into the time-honored blues tradition of sultry women singing sexually charged tunes with a great deal of feeling. Her music is the hard stuff: late-night, roadhouse blues for adults. She can burn down a slow blues like "Those Kisses" with the same moxie as she belts out a hard-hitting Chicago blues tune like "Quit Doggin." Greeson has also written a very effective topical piece, "Walking on Eggshells," which addresses the touchy issue of spousal abuse. Her performance on "Reefer Woman" is a languid bit of naughtiness that is one of the highlights of the CD, as is her clever double-entendre tune "He Left It in His Other Pants." Greeson is a notable blues singer and a veteran of the Chicago club scene. This release has everything it takes to carry her reputation far beyond the Windy City.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/1999
Label: Earwig
UPC: 0739788494526
catalogNumber: 4945

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Liz Mandville Greeson   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Phil Perkins   Trumpet
Chuck Crane   Guitar
Phil Baron   Piano,Hammond Organ
Allen Batts   Piano,Hammond Organ
Delmar Brown   Background Vocals
Mike Gibb   Guitar
Willie Henderson   Baritone Saxophone
Paul Howard   Trumpet
Bill McFarland   Trombone
Ron Sorin   Harmonica
Chris Winter   Guitar
Jimmy Burns   Background Vocals
Bruce Thompson   Background Vocals
Michael Dotson   Guitar
Teela Owens   Background Vocals
Precious Jewel Taylor   Background Vocals
Johnny Drummer   Background Vocals
Dave Jefferson   Drums
Dave Kaye   Bass
Ricky Nelson   Drums

Technical Credits

Michael Robert Frank   Producer,Liner Notes
Jim Godsey   Engineer
Bill McFarland   Horn Arrangements
Liz Mandville Greeson   Arranger
Bruce Thompson   Vocal Arrangements
Bryon Rickerson   Cover Model

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