Marquise Knox - Man Child


Label:

APO Records

Genre:

Blues

Product No.:
CAPO 2022
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

CD





Liner notes and Cover art included.

2010 Living Blues Award Winner for Debut Artist
2010 Blues Music Association Nominee for Best New Debut Artist

"Blue enthusiasts in St. Louis have known about Marquise Knox since he was fifteen years old and already demonstrating vocal skills and stage presence that rivaled veteran performers two or three times his age. Now people elsewhere are beginning to catch on; Knox has been fielding requests to appear at blues festivals across the United States and in Europe, in addition to his busy gigging schedule at home." Winner of Best Blues Artist 2010 - Riverfront Times, 2010

"...when you reflect this set was cut at the age of sixteen, the prospects he will be the most notable blues artist of his generation seems a Done Deal...as always there's a lot of flashy and loud player claiming to wear The Raiment Of The Blues-Man, but our bet is Marquise Knox is right now the finest blues artist of his generation, and will be the blues figure to beat for years to come." - Tom "Papa" Ray, owner of Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis, host of The Soul Selector on KDHX 88.1 FM in St. Louis

"...a set that I can unhesitatingly recommend." - Mick Rainsford, Blues In Britain

Man Child is the title of Marquise Knox's national debut, and for good reason. Yes, he was just 16 years old at this recording, but no, this is not another one of those guitar-hero, someday-my-vocals-may-mature, I-might-one-day-write-my-own-material records. This kid is flat-out for real! This is a man-sized offering of serious, mature blues. In fact, it's the maturity that provides the shock value here. Sixteen years old?! Listen to that voice and you'll swear he's lying about his age. Guitar licks that are tasty and restrained, none of this hyper-active, self-absorbed speed metal that somehow gets confused with blues.

Marquise has already won the approval of B.B. King, Henry Townsend, Robert Lockwood Jr., Big George Brock, Bob Margolin, Sam Lay…Read those names again. Do you really think we're talking about a novelty act here?

And he's an original. All but one of the tracks on Man Child were penned by Marquise, and most of them were written in the studio, on-the-fly, a skill learned at least partially by one of Marquise's main heroes, Henry Townsend.

This is a 16-year-old, inner-city kid who somehow has decided to become a dead-serious bluesman of the old-school variety. That just doesn't happen anymore.

Clear the way for the Man Child.

Learn more about Marquise Knox at http://www.MarquiseKnox.com

 

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1. Love Making Machine
2. You Put Me Down
3. She's the One
4. Sometimes I Wonder
5. Problem
6. Juke Joint Blues
7. You Need love
8. Living to Die
9. I Go To Work
10. Ice Storm
11. Clock on the Wall

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

The Best Place To Start For New Marquise Fans

posted on 02/18/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Richie
This is a great starting point if your just now finding out. This is the only new blues i own, you gotta get this one, if your into traditional blues thats not just a bunch of cover tunes then youve found some of the best right here with man child. Only 16 yo when this was recorded but you'll never know it unless your told it, you wont believe your ears.

i listen to both his releases pretty much everyday, its all that good.

Now if we can get marquise to re-release "rise up now" and give it the 45 speed double L.P.treatment.....


The Blues Is Alive And Well

posted on 01/27/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Barry
This is the real deal - Voice, guitar, or songs. It doesn't matter. If you love the blues you have to own this album. This young man is proof that the Blues is alive and well. This album will amaze you!! Aside from all that, it's simply a tasty album.


Yes, Another Young Stand Out Blues Voice and Guitar

posted on 07/09/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Kenneth
Well, I am usually skeptical of the hype of new artists, especially young guitar fantasy stars. I had to listen twice to this cd before I got it. Oh, I got it alright! Marquise Knox is a solid mature sounding blues player confident in his sound and competent in his playing. His voice will only mature and match his skill at blues interpretation. And it is this last that I thrilled about the most. He is good and anyone loving the blues needs to hear this album and buy it.


Man Child

posted on 05/15/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jeff Whisnant
I was there when this young man made his debut at Blue Heaven Studio for the 10th Annual Bluesmasters at the Crossroads. We were hearing the buzz about this young man prior to his performance and he did not disappoint.You will not be disappointed either.Crank it up!


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