We the People (Guitar Shorty album)

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We the People
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Studio album by Guitar Shorty
Released August 15, 2006
Genre Blues, blues rock
Label Alligator Records
Producer Jerry "Wyzard" Seay
Guitar Shorty chronology
The Best of Guitar Shorty
(2006)
We the People
(2006)
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(200?)

We the People is the seventh studio album released by blues guitarist Guitar Shorty (David Kearney). The album was released on August 15, 2006 on CD by the label Alligator Records. This is Shorty's second album with the label.

The album has been called "a timeless and completely current blues record."[1] Reviewer Steve Leggett comments that "Shorty is a guitar player's guitar player, and this collection makes for a nice introduction to his studio style."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "We the People" (Guitar Shorty, Harms) — 4:20
  2. "What Good Is Life?" ( Wyzard, Green, Guitar Shorty) — 4:04
  3. "I Got Your Number" (Bob Halligan, Jr.) — 3:53
  4. "Runaway Train" (Tommy McCoy) — 4:59
  5. "Down That Road Again" (Guitar Shorty, Harms, Ross) — 4:57
  6. "Fine Cadillac" (Grimaldi) — 5:51
  7. "Can't Get Enough" (Wyzard) — 4:24
  8. "A Hurt So Old" (Halligan) — 3:56
  9. "Who Needs It?" (Williams) — 3:22
  10. "Blues in My Blood" (Merv Goldsworthy) — 3:12
  11. "Cost of Livin'" (Guitar Shorty, Wyzard) — 4:10
  12. "Sonic Boom" (Harms) — 3:13

Personnel[edit]

Production:

  • James Bennett — assistant engineer
  • Brian Brinkerhoff — producer
  • Jerry "Wyzard" Seay - producer
  • Larry Goetz — engineer, mixing
  • Bruce Iglauer — mastering
  • Dan Monick — photography
  • Kevin Niemiec — package design
  • Dan Stout — mastering
  • Michael Trossman — logo

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic says that Shorty "radiates tremendous energy" and that "his guitar playing is rich, deep, and heavy as plutonium on these tracks."[1] Reviewer Steve Leggett that the album has a nice balance between "hard rocking party numbers, straight out blues pieces, and strong political statement."[1]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
2006 Top Blues Albums 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Steve Leggett. "We the People". Retrieved 2007-02-26. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review