Mojo (Publisher) - p.1194 stars out of 5
-- "[W]ith A REAL MOTHER...he had found a winning, signature balance between R&B smoothness and gritty groove."
Personnel: Johnny "Guitar" Wilson (vocals, guitar, Fender Rhodes organ, synthesizer, bass); Knud Jensen (saxophone); Walt Fowler (trumpet); Tommy Roberson (trombone); Emery Thomas (drums).
Recorded at Paramont Recording Studios, Hollywood, California.
Personnel: Johnny "Guitar" Watson (vocals, guitar, Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer, voice box); Johnny "Guitar" Watson (guitars, Hammond b-3 organ, Moog synthesizer); Tommy Robertson (trombone); Knud Jensen (saxophone); Walt Fowler (trumpet); Emry Thomas (drums).
Audio Mixer: Clint Bennett.
Audio Remasterer: Keith Blake.
Liner Note Authors: Virginia "Ginny G" Watson; Johnny Whiteside.
Recording information: Paramount Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Arranger: Johnny "Guitar" Watson.
A staple in the 1970s pop and R&B charts, Johnny "Guitar" Watson blended hot funk and jazz with old-school showmanship in a combination that was both disco- and radio-friendly. The risqu‚ title track is prototypical Watson, with stinging guitar interjections between a streetwise hipster vocal over a down-and-dirty rhythm, and the rest of the album, particularly the Peter Frampton-style, vocoder-laden "Your Love Is My Love," is a similar period delight, upholstered with deluxe horns, electric piano, and organ with not a synthesizer or digital keyboard in sight.