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Playlist of Johnny Guitar Watson

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  • Johnny Guitar Watson - A real mother for ya

    5:00

    Old School Funk

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  • I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby

    5:48

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    I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby · Johnny Guitar Watson

    The Funk Anthology

    ℗ 2014 Johnny Guitar Watson

    Released on: 2005-09-06

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  • Superman Lover

    5:44

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    Superman Lover · Johnny Guitar Watson

    The Funk Anthology

    ℗ 2014 Johnny Guitar Watson

    Released on: 2005-09-06

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  • A Real Mother For Ya

    5:05

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    A Real Mother For Ya · Johnny Guitar Watson

    A Real Mother For Ya

    ℗ High Fashion Music B.V. - Hilversum - The Netherlands, under exclusive license from The Estate of Johnny “Guitar” Watson / VirJon LLC

    Released on: 1977-03-11

    Artist: Johnny Guitar Watson

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  • Nothing Left To Be Desired

    5:47

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    Nothing Left To Be Desired · Johnny Guitar Watson

    A Real Mother For Ya

    ℗ High Fashion Music B.V. - Hilversum - The Netherlands, under exclusive license from The Estate of Johnny “Guitar” Watson / VirJon LLC

    Released on: 1977-03-11

    Artist: Johnny Guitar Watson

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  • Telephone Bill

    4:44

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    Telephone Bill · Johnny Guitar Watson

    The Funk Anthology

    ℗ 2014 Johnny Guitar Watson

    Released on: 2005-09-06

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  • Aint That A Bitch

    5:02

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    Ain't That A Bitch · Johnny Guitar Watson

    The Funk Anthology

    ℗ 2014 Johnny Guitar Watson

    Released on: 2005-09-06

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  • Johnny Guitar Watson - The Funk Anthology

    2:34:29

    The Funk Anthology compiles the best of blues icon Johnny Guitar Watson's recordings for the DJM label from 1970 to 1981. Also included are three tracks off Watson's 1994 comeback album, Bow Wow. A hugely influential artist, Watson was often overshadowed by his more well-known contemporaries including Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Sly Stone, and George Clinton. While Watson got his start rockin' out in the '50s with such blues crossover classics as Too Tired, Hot Little Mama, and the mind-blowingly innovative instrumental Space Guitar, he made an even bigger mark in the '70s playing his unique and equally innovative brand of funk. Changing from a slick pompadour to a groovy afro and three-piece suits, Watson reimagined himself as a blues pimp extraordinaire and backed up his bravado with musical chops that had already made good on the developments of T-Bone Walker, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, and Ray Charles. Referring to himself as the Original Gangster of Love, Watson's funk recordings found the multi-instrumentalist/vocalist mixing jazz harmonies, blues, soul, raw funk, disco, and R&B all into his own unique style. This is humorous, raunchy, rhythmically compelling, and melodically infectious music that benefits as much from Watson's juicy synthesizer skills as his adept guitar playing. Barring some horn section and drum parts, Watson often played all the instruments on his recordings, and tracks such as Ain't That a Bitch, Funk Beyond the Call of Duty, and It's All About the Dollar Bill prefigure work by the similarly inclined funk iconoclast Prince. Also notable is his 1980 rap track Telephone Bill, which certainly stands as one of the earliest recorded examples of the genre. Featuring gatefold packaging that showcases all of Watson's iconic over-the-top album covers, a booklet full of photos, and lovingly written liner notes by music biographer David Ritz, The Funk Anthology is the definitive tribute to a true funk original.
    Johnny Guitar Watson was renowned as a bluesman during the 1950s and '60s, but in the '70s the vocalist/multi-instrumentalist turned his talents to funk Funk Anthology songs. As the cover of 2005's FUNK ANTHOLOGY playfully illustrates, the Texas-born performer was essentially a one-man band, indulging in self-penned, fun-loving, groove-based tunes. Focusing on Watson's funkiest, wackiest material, this well-selected two-disc collection spans 1976 to '94, with most tracks dating back to disco's heyday in the late '70s and early '80s. Funk Anthology CD music is a 2-disc set with 31 songs.

    Liner Note Authors: David Ritz; Virginia Ginny G Watson.

    Personnel: Johnny Guitar Watson (vocals, various instruments, guitar, keyboards); Emery Thomas (whistle, drums, tambourine, bells, siren, background vocals); Paul Dunmall, Albert Wing, Knud Jensen, Billy Hales, Charles Green (saxophone); Pete Martin, Walt Fowler , Joe Cambell (trumpet); Steve Baxter, Tommy Robertson (trombone); Oji Pierce (keyboards, programming); Deon Estus (bass guitar); James Johnson, Rudy Copeland, Darcus Thomas, Marci Thomas, Randie Redman (background vocals).


    ????. Ain’t That A Bitch (0:00)
    ????. Superman Lover (05:01)
    ????. I Need It (10:44)
    ????. A Real Mother For Ya (15:27)
    ????. I Want to Ta Ta You Baby (20:30)
    ????. Baby’s In Love With The Radio (26:17)
    ????. Tarzan (30:08)
    ????. Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty (37:07)
    ????. It’s About The Dollar Bill (40:20)
    ????. Love That Will Not Die (44:33)
    ????. I’m Gonna Get You Baby (48:21)
    ????. ET (52:26)
    ????. Miss Frisco (queen of the disco) (56:57)
    ????. You Can Stay But The Noise Must Go (01:01:58)
    ????. Feel The Spirit Of My Guitar (01:08:07)
    ????. Gangster Of Love (01:11:23)
    ????. Don’t Be What UC (01:15:10)
    ????. What The Hell Is This? (01:20:02)
    ????. I Don’t Want To Be President (01:26:11)
    ????. Strung Out (01:29:54)
    ????. Cop & Blow (01:37:20)
    ????. Booty Ooty (01:42:32)
    ????. Lone Ranger (01:47:56)
    ????. Telephone Bill (01:54:03)
    ????. Love Jones (01:58:46)
    ????. Before I Let You Go (02:03:32)
    ????. Voodoo What You Do (02:08:59)
    ????. Come And Dance With Me (02:14:17)
    ????. Ain’t Nobody’s Business (02:19:33)
    ????. Bow Wow (02:24:25)
    ????. Johnny G. Is Back (02:29:12)

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  • Johnny Guitar Watson - Hook Me Up

    4:41

    [Shout Factory Records] 2006

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  • johnny guitar watson - nothing left to be desired

    5:46

  • Johnny Guitar Watson - I Want To Ta Ta You Baby

    5:47

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  • Johnny Guitar Watson - Telephone Bill

    4:49

    Original Art Cover 1980 DJM Records ‎– DJM-31

  • Johnny Guitar Watson - A Real Mother For Ya 1977

    42:38

    01. A Real Mother For Ya 0:00
    02. Nothing Left To Be Desired 5:04
    03. Your Love Is My Love 10:55
    04. The Real Deal 15:38
    05. Tarzan 20:35
    06. I Wanna Thank You 25:38
    07. Lover Jones 31:50
    08. Kathaline 37:21
    09. De John's Delight 39:28

  • The Real Deal

    4:57

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    The Real Deal · Johnny Guitar Watson

    A Real Mother For Ya

    ℗ High Fashion Music B.V. - Hilversum - The Netherlands, under exclusive license from The Estate of Johnny “Guitar” Watson / VirJon LLC

    Released on: 1977-03-11

    Artist: Johnny Guitar Watson

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  • Strung Out

    7:26

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    Strung Out · Johnny Guitar Watson

    The Funk Anthology

    ℗ 2014 Johnny Guitar Watson

    Released on: 2005-09-06

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  • Johnny Guitar Watson - Superman Lover

    5:43

    Johnny Guitar Watson - Superman Lover (1976) [DJM Records]
    70's Funk

  • Johnny Guitar Watson - Thats What Time It Is

    34:47

    ⏱Tick Tock⏰

    ????. Do The Guitar (0:00)
    Guitar, Percussion, Bass [Moog] – Johnny Guitar Watson

    ???? -The Planet Funk (3:51)
    Guitar [Solo], Other [Meteorites] – Johnny Guitar Watson

    ????.You Sexy Thing (A Wonderful Creation) (8:56)
    Guitar [Solo] – Johnny Guitar Watson

    ????- That's What Time It Is (12:48)
    Guitar [Solo] – Johnny Guitar Watson

    ????. Flip It (17:36)
    Performer [All Instruments] – Johnny Guitar Watson

    ????- Go For It (18:17)
    Guitar [Solo] – Johnny Guitar Watson

    ????. At The Wishing Well (21:52)
    Guitar [Acoustic], Percussion, Piano [Solo] – Johnny Guitar Watson

    ????- First Timothy Six (25:54)
    Organ, Drums – Johnny Guitar Watson

    ????. I Miss Your Kiss (29:41)
    Guitar [Solo], Bass [Moog] – Johnny Guitar Watson
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    Compañías, etc.
    Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
    Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
    Recorded At – Kendun Recorders
    Mixed At – A&M Studios
    Mastered At – A&M Studios
    Créditos
    Alto Saxophone – Phil Ayling (tracks: B4)
    Art Direction, Design – Chuck Beeson
    Backing Vocals – Marti McCall (tracks: A2 to A4, B1, B2, B4), Paulette McWilliams-Bush* (tracks: A2 to A4, B1, B2, B4), Stephanie Spruill (tracks: A2 to A4, B1, B2, B4)
    Bass – Jolyon Skinner (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B4)
    Co-producer – Johnny Guitar Watson
    Concertmaster – Don Palmer*
    Drums – James Gadson (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B4)
    Electric Piano – Michael Zager (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B4)
    Engineer – Mallory Earl
    Engineer [Assistant] – Bob Winard
    Engineer [Mixing Assistant] – Steve Katz
    Engineer [Mixing] – Bruce Swedien
    Executive-Producer – Herb Alpert
    Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
    Percussion – Paulinho Da Costa (tracks: A2 to A4, B1, B2, B4)
    Photography By – Darius Anthony
    Producer – Michael Zager
    Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Larry Williams (3) (tracks: B2), Michael Casey Young* (tracks: A2)
    Rhythm Guitar – Gemi Master Phonk Taylor* (tracks: A2 to A4, B1 to B4)

    Synthesizer – Larry Williams (3) (tracks: A3, B1)
    Tenor Saxophone – Pete Christlieb (tracks: B4)
    Trombone – Lew McCreary (tracks: B4)
    Trumpet – Chuck Findley (tracks: B4), Jerry Hey (tracks: B4)
    Written-By – Johnny Guitar Watson (tracks: A1, A3 to A5, B2, B3), Jolyon Skinner (tracks: A2, A4, B1, B4), Michael Zager (tracks: A2, A4, B1, B4)

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  • Johnny Guitar Watson - Gangster Of Love -

    7:34

  • Johnny Guitar Watson Live at Music Hall

    59:48

    !!!My favourite musician Ever!!! Live in concert ????..????..????

    This live television performance from 1993 at the HR-Hessische Rundfunk in Germany features an 8-song performance by Johnny Guitar Watson, the innovative and trend-setting guitarist who experimented with feedback and other techniques long before the guitar heroes of progressive rock did. In this performance, we are treated to Watson in his pimp-styled funkster era, which features his down-and-dirty smash hits Real Mother for Ya and Superman Lover. He had a profound influence on many avant-garde guitarists, among them the Freak Daddy Frank Zappa, who later invited Watson to work on his brilliant hit album One Size Fits All in 1975.

    Johnny Guitar Watson influenced such luminaries as Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa, has been sampled by Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre, and had his song Gangster of Love covered by Steve Miller. This live performance from a 1993 German television show features Watson decked out in pimp-style outfits, bringing a heaping dose of funk and soul to a bluesy eight-song set. Includes Real Mother for Ya, Superman Lover, and Gangster of Love.

    Tracks
    1. Strike On Computers (0:00)
    2. Girl I Need It (6:49)
    3. Superman Lover (13:22)
    4. Ta-Ta You Baby (19:02)
    5. Ain't That A Bitch (31:26)
    6. Nothing Left To Be Desire (36:26)
    7. Gangster Of Love (42:00)
    8. Real Mother For Ya (49:16)

  • I Want to Ta Ta You Baby - Johnny Guitar Watson

    5:50

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  • Love Jones

    4:46

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    Love Jones · Johnny Guitar Watson

    The Funk Anthology

    ℗ 2014 Johnny Guitar Watson

    Released on: 2005-09-06

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  • Superman Lover

    5:43

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    Superman Lover · Johnny Guitar Watson

    Roll Bounce Soundtrack

    ℗ 2018 Music World Music L.L.C.

    Released on: 2018-11-29

    Writer: Johnny Guitar Watson
    Writer: Reynoldo Rey

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  • Never to Late

    5:32

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    Never to Late · Johnny Guitar Watson

    Moonlight, Vol. 1

    ℗ Rare

    Released on: 2013-09-18

    Music Publisher: D.R
    Composer: Johnny Guitar Watson

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  • Tarzan

    5:01

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    Tarzan · Johnny Guitar Watson

    A Real Mother For Ya

    ℗ High Fashion Music B.V. - Hilversum - The Netherlands, under exclusive license from The Estate of Johnny “Guitar” Watson / VirJon LLC

    Released on: 1977-03-11

    Artist: Johnny Guitar Watson

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  • Johnny Guitar Watson = Love Jones

    4:48

    Johnny Guitar Watson = Love Jones

  • First Release Ever: full Baden-Baden Concert 1990, Johnny Guitar Watson

    1:1:59

    Broadcast of German TV, Ohne Filter Extra, recorded Juli 2, 1990 and aired Sept. 25, 1990. Not released on DVD.

  • Lover Jones

    5:30

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    Lover Jones · Johnny Guitar Watson

    A Real Mother For Ya

    ℗ High Fashion Music B.V. - Hilversum - The Netherlands, under exclusive license from The Estate of Johnny “Guitar” Watson / VirJon LLC

    Released on: 1977-03-11

    Artist: Johnny Guitar Watson

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  • Bow Wow

    4:47

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    Bow Wow · Johnny Guitar Watson

    The Funk Anthology

    ℗ 2014 Johnny Guitar Watson

    Released on: 2005-09-06

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  • It Takes

    4:41

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    It Takes · Johnny Guitar Watson

    Moonlight, Vol. 2

    ℗ Rare

    Released on: 2013-09-18

    Music Publisher: D.R
    Composer: Johnny Guitar Watson

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  • Johnny Guitar Watson - I Need It

    4:41

    Ain't That a Bitch is a funk album by the American blues musician Johnny Guitar Watson, whose long career influenced the development of blues, soul music, rhythm & blues, funk, rock music, and rap music. It was recorded and released in 1976.

  • I Dont Want To Be A Lone Ranger

    3:29

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    I Don't Want To Be A Lone Ranger · Johnny Guitar Watson

    Bad, Bad Whiskey

    ℗ 1975 Galaxy Records/ Fantasy Inc.

    Released on: 1993-01-01

    Composer: Johnny Guitar Watson

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  • Johnny Guitar Watson - I Wanna Thank Ya

    6:06

    Johnny Guitar Watson best selling album was the 1977 A Real Mother For Ya which included the single I Wanna Thank Ya.

  • Since I met You Baby by Johnny Guitar Watson

    3:38

    Blues

  • What The Hell Is This?

    6:10

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    What The Hell Is This? · Johnny Guitar Watson

    The Funk Anthology

    ℗ 2014 Johnny Guitar Watson

    Released on: 2005-09-06

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Johnny Guitar Watson - Three Hours Past Midnight HD

    3:42

    The Very Best Of Johnny 'Guitar' Watson

  • Johnny Guitar Watson - A Real Mother For Ya 1977

    5:10

  • Johnny Guitar Watson,I Need It

    3:26

  • Johnny Guitar Watson - Space Guitar

    2:44

    Johnny Guitar Watson, Space Guitar, notable for the early use of feedback and reverb Released in 1954.The original was taken down so I thought I'd re-upload it. I do not own the rights to this record.

  • Johnny Guitar Watson - Polka Dots And Moonbeams

    6:05

    From the Chess/Cadet 1963 lp, I Cried For You
    Also released as The Blues Soul Of Johnny Guitar Watson'
    and Getting Down With Johnny Guitar Watson

    Johnny Guitar Watson - piano/vocals
    John Duke - Bass
    Carl Lott JR - drums

  • Johnny Guitar Watson - Never to Late

    5:32

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  • Johnny Guitar Watson - Giant

    34:14

    The disco period in Johnny Guitar Watson's catalog was spotty at best. You gotta hand it to Watson; during this period he maintained a sense of humor with tongue firmly in cheek. The Gangster of Love refused to become a dinosaur R&B oldies artist, referred to only in Whatever Happened To... articles. That doesn't mean, however, that this material is recommended. Giant includes a few fun moments in the form of the reworked but still blues-drenched Gangster of Love and You Can Stay But the Noise Must Go


    Tracklist...????????????
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    ????-Miss Frisco (Queen Of The Disco) (0:00)
    ????-Tu Jours Amour (5:02)
    ????-Gangster Of Love (9:47)
    ????-Guitar Disco (13:37)
    ????-Wrapped In Black Mink (17:58)
    ????-You Can Stay But The Noise Must Go (23:12)
    ????-Baby Face (She Said Do Do Do Do) (29:23)

    Line-up/Musicians
    Backing Vocals – Darcus , Marci Thomas
    Drums – Emry Thomas
    Guitar, Synthesizer [Moog], Organ, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Clavinet, Congas, Timbales – Johnny Guitar Watson

    Compañías, etc.
    Recorded At – Paramount Recording Studios
    Mastered At – Kendun Recorders
    Phonographic Copyright (p) – Dick James Music, Inc.
    Copyright (c) – Dick James Music, Inc.
    Créditos
    Art Direction – David Krieger, DFK*
    Backing Vocals – Darcus (2), Marci Thomas
    Drums, Producer [Assistant] – Emry Thomas
    Engineer – Kerry McNabb
    Engineer [Assistant] – Dennis Disco Moody*
    Guitar, Synthesizer [Moog], Organ, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Clavinet, Congas, Timbales, Arranged By, Producer – Johnny Guitar Watson
    Mastered By – Johnny Golden*
    Photography By – Jim McCrary
    Written-By – Johnny Guitar Watson (tracks: A1 to B2)
    Notas
    Recorded at: Paramount Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
    Mastered at: Kendun Recorders, Burbank, California

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  • Love That Will Not Die

    3:48

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    Love That Will Not Die · Johnny Guitar Watson

    The Funk Anthology

    ℗ 2014 Johnny Guitar Watson

    Released on: 2005-09-06

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  • Johnny Guitar Watson Miss Frisco

    5:01

  • JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON. Close Encounters. 1980. album Love Jones.

    6:39

    JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON.
    Close Encounters. 1980.
    album Love Jones.
    DJM Records.
    by misummergrooves.

  • JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON Highway 60 1953

    2:23

    Young John.....
    Be sure to listen to Motor Head Baby!

  • Johnny Guitar Watson since I met you baby

    3:26

    a lightly restored recording of a LP from the album ain't that a bitch out of 1976

  • Johnny Guitar Watson Scat Solo on Lone Ranger - Guitar Transcription

    56

    Guitar interpretation of Watson's scat solo on Lone Ranger.

  • Johnny Guitar Watson-Im Gonna Get You Baby

    4:07

  • Johnny Guitar Watson - Blues Masters The Very Best Of JGW

    49:20

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    Johnny Guitar Watson - Blues Masters: The Very Best Of J.G.W.
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    Johnny Guitar Watson was a blues/R&B/funk pioneer, both in sound and music, and this 18-track collection zeroes in on his bluesiest and earliest sides. Watson a true multi-talent and this set shows it off to great advantage while still staying firmly in the blues mode throughout; he was a blazing boogie woogie pianist (check him out on the earlier version with Chuck Higgins of Motorhead Baby), a futuristic guitarist who influenced numerous players from Bo Diddley and Ike Turner to the later Jimi Hendrix in the instrument-as-noisemaker department (1954's Space Guitar) and a soulful singer who was both uptown and as gutbucket as you could possibly ask for (1962's That's the Chance You've Got to Take and 1955's Three Hours Past Midnight which also sports one mean and spare guitar solo), an artist who understood low down blues and be-bop jazz and came up with his own melding of it. Watson is the lost genius of the blues and this set is a long overdue tribute to a true pioneer visionary.

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    1. Space Guitar [0:00]
    2. Motor Head Blues [02:38]
    3. Highway 60 [04:51]
    4. Motorhead Baby [07:16]
    5. I Got Eyes [09:52]
    6. You Can't Take It With You [12:19]
    7. Hot Little Mama [15:00]
    8. Too Tired [17:41]
    9. Three Hours Past Midnight [20:25]
    10. The Eagle Is Back [23:49]
    11. Cuttin' In [26:25]
    12. Broke And Lonely [29:40]
    13. That's The Chance You've Got ToTake [32:38]
    14. Cold, Cold Heart [35:43]
    15. In The Evening [38:18]
    16. Gangster Of Love [41:18]
    17. Those Lonely, Lonely Nights [44:11]
    18. The Late Freight Twist [47:00]
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  • Johnny Guitar Watson - Strike On Computers

    5:59

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