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George Clinton - 57% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 July 1940, Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA. The mastermind behind the highly successful Parliament and Funkadelic, George ‘Dr Funkenstein’ Clinton’s seemingly impregnable empire crumbled at the beginning of the 80s. Restrained from recording by a damaging breach-of-contract lawsuit and unable to meet the running expenses of his considerable organization, he Read more

Average White Band - 54% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul World Music
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Con Funk Shun - 53% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed initially in 1968 as Project Soul by Mike Cooper (guitar, sitar, timbales, percussion, vocals) and Louis McCall (drums, vocals), the group’s rise began when they accepted an offer to back the Soul Children, necessitating a move from California to Memphis. Upon arrival in 1972, Project Soul became Con Funk Shun, having been augmented by group members Karl Fuller (tru Read more

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Ohio Players - 49% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Dayton, Ohio, USA, this multi-talented unit originated from four members of the Ohio Untouchables, saxophonists Ralph ‘Pee Wee’ Middlebrooks and Clarence ‘Satch’ Satchell, bass player Marshall Jones and guitarist Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner. The Ohio Untouchables forged a reputation as a powerful instrumental group by providing the backing t Read more

Bootsy Collins - 40% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Collins, 26 October 1951, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. This exceptional showman was an integral part of the JBs, the backing group fashioned by James Brown to replace the Famous Flames. Between 1969 and 1971, the distinctive Collins bass playing propelled some of the era’s definitive funk anthems. Collins was later part of the large-scale defection in which several of Read more

Mandrill - 40% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s
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Lakeside - 37% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Disco Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969, US vocalists Tiemeyer McCain, Thomas Oliver Shelby, Otis Stokes and Mark Woods were augmented by an instrumental unit comprising Steve Shockley (guitar), Norman Beavers (keyboards), Marvin Craig (bass), Fred Alexander (drums) and Fred Lewis (percussion). Originally based in Dayton, Ohio, USA, this funk group secured its first hit in 1978 with ‘It’s All Read more

Tower Of Power - 37% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Funk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1967 in Oakland, California, USA, this durable funky soul group - Rufus Miller (vocals), Greg Adams (trumpet), Emilio ‘Mimi’ Castillo (Detroit, Michigan, USA; saxophone), Steve Kupka (saxophone), Lenny Pickett (saxophone), David Padron (trumpet), Mic Gillette (horns), Willie Fulton (guitar), Francis Prestia (bass), Brent Byers (percussion) and David Garib Read more

Cymande - 36% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This London, England-based band coined the phrase ‘nyah rock’. Their musical influences included soul, afrobeat, reggae and calypso, and they were widely considered the roots alternative to Osibisa. The variable line-up centred around the duo of Patrick Patterson (guitar, organ, vocals) and Stephen Scipio (bass), who enrolled the services of like-minded individuals in Read more

Rick James - 32% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Ambrose Johnson, 1 February 1948, Buffalo, New York, USA, d. 6 August 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA. The nephew of Temptations vocalist Melvin Franklin, James pioneered a crossover style between R&B and rock in the mid-60s. Having fled to Canada after going AWOL from the US Naval Reserve, in 1965 he formed the Mynah Birds with two future members of the Buffalo Read more

Cameo - 31% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US soul/funk act, originally called the New York City Players, was formed in 1974 by Larry ‘Mr. B’ Blackmon (New York City, New York, USA; drums, vocals) and vocalists Tomi Jenkins and Nathan Leftenant. Building up a strong following by undergoing rigorous touring schedules, with their backing group at times numbering almost a dozen members, they signed with t Read more

Graham Central Station - 31% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in San Francisco in late 1972 by Larry Graham (14 August 1946, Beaumont, Texas, USA), erstwhile bass player in Sly And The Family Stone. The core of the group - David Vega (lead guitar), Hershall Kennedy (keyboards), Willie Sparks and Patrice Banks (both drums) - comprised former members of Hot Chocolate (USA), a local band Graham was producing, while a second keyboa Read more

Johnnie Taylor - 29% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1938, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, USA, d. 31 May 2000, Dallas, Texas, USA. Having left home at the age of 15, Taylor surfaced as part of several gospel groups, including the Five Echoes and the Highway QCs. In 1956 he joined the Soul Stirrers, replacing Sam Cooke on the latter’s recommendation. Taylor switched to secular music in 1961; releases on Cooke’s Sar a Read more

Patrice Rushen - 28% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Disco Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 September 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA. Rushen grew up in Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California. She started learning classical piano when she was three, and turned to jazz in her teens. A group with which she was playing won an award for young musicians at Monterey in 1972. She played with a host of artists, including Abbey Lincoln, Donald Read more

Parliament - 27% match to Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This exceptional US vocal quintet was formed in 1955 by George Clinton (22 July 1940, Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA), Raymond Davis (b. 29 March 1940, Sumter, South Carolina, USA, d. 5 July 2005, New Brunswick, USA), Calvin Simon (b. 22 May 1942, Beckley, West Virginia, USA), Clarence ‘Fuzzy’ Haskins (b. 8 June 1941, Elkhorn, West Virginia, USA) and Grady Thomas Read more


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