Living Blues - Sept.-Oct./92, p.66
"...Guitar Shorty reaffirms his legendary status and then some with this impressive disc..."
Personnel: David "Guitar Shorty" Kearney (vocals, guitar); Otis Grand (guitar); Buzz Brown (harmonica); Peter Beck (alto & tenor saxophones); Mike Hobart (baritone saxophone); Lorenzon Parry (trumpet); Tony Ashton (Hammond B-3 organ); Dan Quinton (Fender bass); Daniel Strittmatter (drums).
Recorded at Falconer Studio, London, England. Includes liner notes by Norman Darwen.
Personnel: Otis Grand (guitar); David Kearney (vocals, guitar); Peter Beck (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Mike Hobart (baritone saxophone); Lorenzo Parry (trumpet); Tony Ashton (Hammond b-3 organ); Daniel Strittmatter (drums).
Liner Note Author: John Stedman.
Recording information: Falconer Studio, London.
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?"). ~ Bill Dahl