Marquise Knox - Man Child

 (Ultra Tape)


APO Records



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Analogue Productions Ultra Tape reel-to-reel reissues!

15 ips, ¼-inch 2-track (½ track) analog tape copy

Transferred directly from the original analog master session tape

Tape transferred using ATR-modified Ampex Tape Machine with flux magnetic heads

Custom slipcase cover - highest quality tape reissue!

From Acoustic Sounds, Inc., the world leader in audiophile music sales, the Analogue Productions Ultra Tape Reel-To-Reel Reissue Series continues!

This title was recorded at Blue Heaven Studios in Salina, Kansas — our in-house recording studio here at Acoustic Sounds, for our APO (Analogue Productions Originals) label. Each Ultra Tape is a 15 ips, ¼-inch analog tape transferred directly from the original master session tape, no mastering. Transferred real-time, using an ATR-modified Ampex Tape Machine with flux magnetic heads, by Matthew Luthans at Blue Heaven Studios. Custom slipcase cover.

2010 Living Blues Award Winner for Debut Artist

2010 Blues Music Association Nominee for Best New Debut Artist

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.


Reel 1
1. Love Making Machine
2. You Put Me Down
3. She's The One
4. Sometimes I Wonder
5. Problem
Reel 2
1. Juke Joint Blues
2. You Need Love
3. Living To Die
4. I Go To Work
5. Ice Storm
6. Clock On The Wall

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 09/14/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Rich E.
Owning a 1:1 transfer of the original master? It don’t get any better than this! If you like BB King, you’ll love this. Would you like him to set up and play “live” in your room - whenever you’d like? Then. don’t snooze…grab this one while you still can! Worth the price of admission and then some…Thank you Chad Kassem for releasing these treasures in this magical format.

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