The Mannish Boys

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The Mannish Boys
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
Years active2004–present
LabelsDelta Groove Productions
MembersBobby Jones
Johnny Dyer
Randy Chortkoff
Franck Goldwasser (Paris Slim)
Kirk Fletcher
Willie J. Campbell
Jimi Bott
Sugaray Rayford
Past membersFinis Tasby
Kid Ramos
Leon Blue
Tom Leavey
Ronnie James Weber
June Core
Richard Innes

The Mannish Boys are an American blues band based in Los Angeles, California, United States. They play classic blues in West Coast, Texas and Chicago styles.

Led by vocalist Finis Tasby, the band consists of all-star veteran members of the West Coast blues scene. The band debuted from Delta Groove Productions in 2004 with the album That Represent Man. The members on the debut CD were Finis Tasby (vocals), Kirk Fletcher (guitar), Franck Goldwasser (guitar), Leon Blue (piano), Tom Leavey (originally on bass guitar), Ronnie James Weber (bass) and June Core (drums). The CD featured guests including Roy Gaines, Paul Oscher, and Mickey Champion.[1] They made appearances at festivals in the U.S., Canada, and also in Europe.[2]

Bobby Jones, a blues and soul vocalist from Chicago came on board as a special guest on Big Plans (2007), and became an official member soon after.

The Mannish Boys Lowdown Feelin' was nominated in the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for 'Blues Album of the Year'.

The song "Mannish Boy" (originally by Muddy Waters), as performed by The Mannish Boys, was featured during the credits at the end of the 2007 romantic comedy movie, What Love Is.

In 2013, Double Dynamite won the Blues Music Award in the 'Traditional Blues Album' category, and the group was also nominated in the 'Band' category.[3] They were nominated in the 'Band of the Year' category again in 2014.[4]


  • 2004: That Represent Man (Delta Groove Productions)
  • 2005: Live & In Demand (Delta Groove Productions)
  • 2007: Big Plans (Delta Groove Productions)
  • 2008: Lowdown Feelin' (Delta Groove Productions)
  • 2010: Shake For Me (Delta Groove Productions)
  • 2012: Double Dynamite (Delta Groove Productions)
  • 2014: Wrapped Up And Ready (Delta Groove Productions)[5]


  1. ^ Liner notes for That Represent Man
  2. ^ "The Mannish Boys". Retrieved 2013-03-20.
  3. ^ "Blues Music Awards Nominees - 2013 - 34th Blues Music Awards". Retrieved 2013-03-20.
  4. ^ "2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2014-05-16.
  5. ^ "Mannish Boys | Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-03-17.

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