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|Johnny Guitar Watson|
Genres: Blues, R&B, Rock
THE GANGSTER OF LOVE IS BACK! NEWLY REMASTERED With a career spanning over 40 years, Johnny "Guitar" Watson was a key figure in blues, R&B, soul and funk. From his first records in 1952 to his last in 1994, Watson won the... more »
THE GANGSTER OF LOVE IS BACK! NEWLY REMASTERED With a career spanning over 40 years, Johnny "Guitar" Watson was a key figure in blues, R&B, soul and funk. From his first records in 1952 to his last in 1994, Watson won the admiration of everyone from Lightnin? Hopkins to Jimi Hendrix to Prince, his influence pervading five decades of American music. At a time when giants roamed the earth, Johnny stood as tall as any of them. Shout! Factory is proud to present this deluxe new edition of Johnny "Guitar" Watson's Love Jones, originally released in 1980. The album features the hits "Love Jones" & "Telephone Bill," plus 2 never-before-released songs.
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"Johnny Guitar Watson plays guitar like no other. Got to, since he's a blues man. What? you'd say, didn't he do "Real Mother For Ya". Sure he did, he also did Booty Ooty (which is on this one), Gangster Of Love (on Giant - and which Steve Miller borrowed for The Joker), I Don't Wanna Be President (on What The Hell Is This? - on fuel shortage), I even dare to say he was one of the first rappers around when nobody except maybe Isaac Hayes did things like that.
So WHAT is Johnny Guitar - or better was, since he died in Japan in the middle of a performance.
Johnny was one of the best, period. He played the guitar - and most other instruments, composed, arranged and produced. He was funny as hell: You Can Stay But The Noise Must Go (come on, who else would come up with that?). Check out the covers, one better than the other.
You want to dance, take Johnny, you want to love, same thing. In for a laugh, go for Johnny. Anything else on your mind? Johnny delivers.
You have this one yet? What do you think I'm doing here, huh? Get it, now (tm)@$*¿Á!!!