Git Shorty

Git Shorty

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Git Shorty is one of James Brown's original sidemen guitar players and puts out just as much excitement, energy and enthusiasm as the Godfather of Soul himself! He is an all around master showman and guitar virtuoso, guaranteed to get audiences of all ages fired up! See demo video clip link above!!!

Biography

Blues Legend Willie Dixon credits his seeing Git Shorty in a club as the idea behind Buddy Guy's stage persona. Willie writes in his book "I Am The Blues": "They got this guy 'round there in Florida called Shorty who used to do a lot of trick guitar playing. That was the guy Buddy Guy resembled because I was explaining to Buddy about how to twist his guitar around, throw it up in the air, up side the wall, different little "trickeration" stuff just to excite the people. Shorty was the first one I saw with that idea and I started Buddy to playing with it".

By 1960 Shorty hooked up with his guitar teacher A.C. Jones & the Chanceteers. The group featured George McCrae who years later had the hit record "Rock Your Baby". In 1961 while working as the backing group at Sir John Hotel Talent Show in Miami, Shorty was featured singing and playing "Hound Dog". James Brown was in the audience and offered Shorty a job playing with The James Brown Revue. With James he learned the ropes of professional show business, the discipline and the fact that it took 'more than being a player' to be successful in this business. Shorty went on to play with Wilson Pickett, Tyrone Davis, Johnny Taylor, O.V. Wright, Sam and Dave, George & Gwen McCrea and Z.Z. Hill to name a few, as well as his own outfit.

His stage persona, world class showmanship and musical ability to get audiences up on their feet dancin' and a groovin' all night long in class sets Git Shorty in a league of his own, only matched previously by James Brown himself. Aside from being a knock em dead showman, Git Shorty is one of the most amazing guitar players in the world...think Buddy Guy on steroids! While James Brown may no longer with us, Git Shorty is now THE hardest working man in show business!

In fact, his shows are so entertaining that several recent venues have invited him back for immediate repeat performances. Book him for your next event and your audiences will love you!

Discography

Shorty - Git Shorty
1. (They Call Me) Guitar Shorty
2. Take A Taste
3. I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby
4. Walking On Air
5. Somebody Stole My Monkey
6. I Know The Real You
7. Been Down That Blue Road Before
8. Let Me Love You Tonight
9. Smooth
10. She’s A Bad Mama Jama
11. I Want To Be Your Man
12. What Can I Do (To Win Your Love)
13. Don’t Hoe In The Garden
14. She’s Mine
Personnel:
Shorty - guitar, lead vocals
James Britton - keyboards
Jeffrey Ingersoll - bass
Brian Edwards - drums
James T. Johnson III - drums
Deke Kincade - drums
George Jones - congas
Robbie Klein - baritone & tenor sax
Eric DeFade - baritone & tenor sax
Kenny Blake - alto sax
Dan Donohoe - trumpet, horn arrangements
Ross Garin - trombone
Vocals:
Sheena Berkeley
Darrell Clark
Phil Jackson
Billy Hawkins
Bobby Wayne

Set List

Git Shorty and his band do not take breaks. Shows can last between 2-5 hours depending on the venue needs.
Setlists include many of James Brown's greatest hits as well as many covers from various black white artists to include everything from Blues to R&B, Soul, Jazz, Rock, Disco, Pop, etc. Git Shorty can tailor his performance to any genre theme or audience from headlining a Blues Festival to night club favorites to weddings. Here's some of the songs with the complete Set List too numerous to list as it changes by venue requirements:
Here are just some of the songs Git Shorty does:
GET READY Temptations
KNOCK ON WOOD David Bowie
SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY BABY Sam & Dave
MAKE YOU SWEAT Inner Circle
WHAT’S GOING ON Marvin Gaye
ITS ALLRIGHT JJ Jackson
MY GIRL Temptations
I WANT TO TA TA YA Johnny Guitar Watson
SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL Grand Funk Railroad
THREE PRINCES SpinDoctors
FAST AS YOU Dwight Yokahm
QUALIFIED TO SATISFY YOU Barry White
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS