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).
Liner Note Authors: David Ritz; Virginia "Ginny G" Watson.
Recording information: 1976-1994.
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. 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.