Re-release from greasy gravy records 1997,Roy Mannino band 'juke joint'with 7 originals and 6 solid covers. Real deal blues,solid harp work from mannino and guitar work from little ray ybarra and bobby horton, billy horton on upright and paul choate on electric bass with kevin gaissert,butch jarvis and little ray ybarra on drums and roy leone on sax. The album was recorded at greasy gravy studio in port neches tx and also recorded at the musik faktory in port arthur tx and mastered at Houston records in Houston tx. Review Roy Mannino band 'juke joint'-greasy gravy records-ggr701 sometimes i just get tired of reviewing disc that seem to come out of a mold,so when Roy Mannino's disc crossed my desk, i was a bit skeptical. Habit had taught me to figure it was another futile effort on a non-blues band to express their want to be talent. NOT. First of all,this CD is correctly titled, 'it's a jukin' and jammin' thang'. The entire 'juke joint' album shuffled me down to atime when blues was from the soul. Nothin' fake here, just honest shuffle and jump. Mannino, harp and front man, has cut across the beaten path to lay down his own route through blues territory. With seven originals on the disc, roy is also proving that his greatest allie and supplier of ' made to order material', is himself. Mannino has also put together a group that carries a 'fat' load of blues not only in the studio, but in a live setting as well. Bands these days make the mistake of slickin' out their disc to the point that their sound cannot be duplicated in a live setting. This band has a sharp, clean, driving sound that few bands can achieve and stay consistent with. This effort gets the 'APPROVED' stamp. Excellent disc!! gary daigle director of the Louisiana blues hall of fame.