Ready to Cheat

Ready to Cheat is a dark, sexy, dangerous blend of Chicago blues and Memphis soul, spun from the pen of Chicago blues...


  • Ready to Cheat is a dark, sexy, dangerous blend of Chicago blues and Memphis soul, spun from the pen of Chicago blues diva Liz Mandville Greeson. Winding her steely, muscular four-octave voice around her new original songs, Liz delivers sassy, soul-drenched blues for the new millennium. Liz is an accomplished Chicago-based songwriter, singer and performer who has received enthusiastic acclaim not only from audiences in the Chicago blues club scene, where she appears regularly, but also from her appearances in national and international tours. Listen to her lively , lusty views of life, love, and sex on this album, her second Earwig recording. The album features the Chicago Fire Horns, Bruce Thompson and the Black Roses on background vocals, and some of the finest Chicago session men in the business.

    1. Just Getting Ready to Cheat 4:15
    2. Great Big Man 3:00
    3. Those Kisses 5:17
    4. Friendly Stranger 4:53
    5. Walking on Eggshells 5:12
    6. Reefer Woman 5:36
    7. Belly Rubbin’ 4:53
    8. Quit Doggin’ 4:05
    9. How Could I Not Love You 5:19
    10. He Left It In His Other Pants 3:19
    11. Jim Beam 1:48
    12. Chi-Town 4:31
    13. Goin’ Home 3:22
  • Release Date: October 26, 1999

    © P 1999 Earwig Music Company, Inc.
    All songs written and arranged by Elizabeth M. Greeson, publishing administration by BMG

    iLiz Mandville Greeson, lead vocals/Acoustic Guitar on track 11, 13, electric guitar on 1, 7
    Dave Jefferson, drums, except Ricky Nelson on 2,3
    Dave Kay, bass
    Phil Baron, piano on tracks 4, 9; B-3 Organ on 9
    Allen Batts, piano and B-3 Organ
    Mike Gibb, guitar on tracks 4, 5, 9
    Chris Winter, guitar on tracks 2,10, 12
    Michael Dotson, guitar on tracks 3, 6, 8
    Charles Crane, guitar on tracks 1,7
    Ron Sorin, harmonica on track 4
    Bruce Thompson, vocal arrangements tracks 1, 7, 13
    Bruce Thompson, Precious Jewel and Teela Owens, background vocals on tracks 1, 7
    add Del Brown on Track 1
    Del Brown, Jimmy Burns, Johnny Drummer, Bruce Thompson, background vocals on track 13
    Bill McFarland, horn arrangements and trombone
    Willie Henderson, baritone saxophone.
    Phil Perkins and Paul Howard, trumpets on tracks 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12.

    Recording Dates: March 1999 at Streeterville Studios, Chicago and July 1999 at Chicago Trax
    Lead Recording Engineer: Jim Godsey.
    Producer: Michael Robert Frank, CEO, Earwig Music Company, Inc.

    Album Cover Photography: John Frangoulis
    Graphic Design: Al Brandtner Design