Guitar Shorty with Otis Grand – My Way Or The Highway
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Until he joined forces with British guitarist Otis Grand's band and waxed this very credible comeback set, David "Guitar Shorty" Kearney's legacy was largely limited to a solitary single for Cobra and a handful of great but legendarily obscure followups for Los Angeles-based Pull Records during the late '50s. The acrobatic guitarist informed everyone he was alive and lively with this one, exhibiting his Guitar Slim roots on "Down Thru the Years" and slashing with a vengeance on "No Educated Woman" and the title cut (but shouldn't it have read "or the highway?").
1. No Educated Woman - 6:03 2. You Gave Me the Blues Baby - 5:46 3. Shorty Jumps In - 6:14 4. Down Through the Years - 5:32 5. Red Hot Mama - 3:23 6. Hot and Saucy, Short and Grand - 6:39 7. It's Too Late - 11:30 8. Kick Out - 6:41 9. My Way or the Highway - 5:57 bonus track : A Short movie of Shorty's live show.
David ‘Guitar Sorty’ Kearney (guitar, vocals) , Otis Grand (guitar) , Dan Quinton (fender bass) , Daniel Strittmatter (drums) , Tony Ashton (Hammond B3 organ) , Mike Hobard (baritone saxophone) , Peter Beck (tenor & alto sax) , Lorenzo Parry (trumpet) , Buzz Brown (harmonica on track 8)