Topsy Turvy (Guitar Shorty album)

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Topsy Turvy
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Studio album by
Released1993
Genre blues
blues rock
Length50:08
Label Black Top
Guitar Shorty chronology
My Way or the Highway
(1991)
Topsy Turvy
(1993)
Get Wise to Yourself
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Topsy Turvy is the second studio album released by blues guitarist Guitar Shorty (David Kearney). The album was released in 1993 on CD by the label Black Top. The tracks "I'm So Glad I Met You", "Mean Husband Blues", "The Bottom Line" and "Hard Life" would later appear on Shorty's compilation album, The Best of Guitar Shorty , in 2006.

Contents

Recorded in the U.S., unlike his previous album, My Way or the Highway , the album shows that "it [is] clear that Guitar Shorty was back to stay stateside." [1] AllMusic praises the album, calling it "more impressive than My Way or the Highway... thanks to superior production values and a better handle on his past." [1]

Track listing

  1. "I'm So Glad I Met You" (Fran, Kearney) — 4:16
  2. "I Just Can't Run Away from the Blues" (Fran, Kearney, Scott) — 4:25
  3. "Mean Husband Blues" (Kearney, Pembroke) — 3:53
  4. "The Bottom Line" (George Jackson, Wilie Mitchell, Earl Randle) — 3:52
  5. "I Never Thought" (Kearney) — 2:36
  6. "Hard Life" (Kearney) — 5:17
  7. "Jody" (Kent Barker, Don Davis, James Skeet Wilson) — 4:43
  8. "It All Went Down the Drain" (Earl King) — 4:49
  9. "How Long Can It Last?" (Kearney) — 3:13
  10. "Old Time Sake" (Kearney) — 4:16
  11. "You Confuse Me" (Kearney) — 2:46
  12. "More Than You'll Ever Know" (Al Kooper) — 6:02

Personnel

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Topsy Turvy - Guitar Shorty | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic . Retrieved February 8, 2020.