Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Roll Over Baby
Genres: Blues, Pop
Shorty is one of those artists who has never received his due. The fact that he influenced both the great Buddy Guy and Jimi Hendrix is almost beside the point. He is an uncommonly good blues guitarist in his own right and... more »
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Shorty is one of those artists who has never received his due. The fact that he influenced both the great Buddy Guy and Jimi Hendrix is almost beside the point. He is an uncommonly good blues guitarist in his own right and a powerful vocalist to boot. Roll Over, Baby is full of memorable sides like the slightly risqué title cut, a nostalgic lover's plea. Shorty also does a fine "Hey Joe" a la Hendrix, yet firmly imprints it with his own stamp. And when Shorty says "Don't Mess with My Woman," you'd better listen. His biting guitar is reminiscent of the late Albert King with a little Clapton thrown in. Pick up this disc and you too will wonder why this master has been overlooked. --Lars Gandil
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email@example.com | Raleigh, NC | 08/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got turned on to Guitar Shorty mainly because I found out he plays G&L guitars - Leo Fender's last company before his death. I wanted to hear what a Legacy Special would sound like in the hands of a blues master, so I listened to the above clips. I was blown away by what little I could hear so I knew I had to have this cd immediately. As a matter of fact I have a list of 29 "must have" cd's & this is the one I bought first. I wasn't disappointed! It's a crime that this guy isn't more commercially successful - maybe if more radio stations would play real music (a.k.a. the blooze) every once in a while. Oh well, I guess you'll have to settle for NPR once a week at midnight or BUY THIS CD!!!!"
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firstname.lastname@example.org | 01/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am lucky enough to have an autographed copy of this CD as I saw Shorty in Chicago. He blew me away. His playing is just tasty. It's not over the top all the time. If you're a guitar player, Shorty takes you to school on how to shape and form a solo. His version of "Hey Joe" is a classic, while songs like "Pork Chop" are just fun. The CD features a nice mix of fast and slow tempo which stops it from blending all together. A great guy, a GREAT player, a definite above average CD."
Good time blues
Howard Teitel | nyc | 07/01/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"if you like buddy guy you will love this cd great version of hey joecd contains slow blues and uptempo blues with a lot of solos"