Guitar Shorty – My Way Or The Highway (1991) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 57:30 minutes | Scans included | 4,04 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,26 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound | Genre: Blues
Here we have a team; Shorty with his prodigious talents was the perfect centerpiece, Otis Grand with his guitar playing and production and band leading skills is simply beyond ‘world class’. Add a superb band and a really good studio and you’re in business. The album won a Handy Award. Further JSP collaborations with Otis Grand followed, resulting in stone classic albums with Phillip Walker, Joe Louis Walker and Joe Houston.
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?”).
01. No Educated Woman
02. You Gave Me The Blues
03. Shorty Jumps In
04. Down Thru’ The Years
05. Red Hot Mamma
06. Hot And Saucy
07. It’s Too Late
08. Kick Out
09. My Way Or The Highway
Horns arranged by Otis Grand except horn arrragement on No Educated Woman by Peter Beck.
Produced by Otis Grand. Engineered by Andy Kay.
Recorded at Falconer Studio London, U.K.
Surround Sound and New Stereo Mix by Martin Atkinson at M.A.R.S. England.
David ‘Guitar Shorty’ Kearney – vocals, guitar
Otis Grand – guitar
Dan Quinton – Fender bass
Daniel Strittmatter – drums
Tony Ashton – Hammond B3 organ
Mike Hobart – baritone sax
Peter Beck – tenor & alto sax
Lorenzo Parry – trumpet
Buzz Brown – harmonica on “8”