Johnny "Guitar" Watson Funk Anthology (2-CD)
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- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: September 6, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Shout Factory
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Ain't That A Bitch
- 2.Superman Lover
- 3.I Need It
- 4.A Real Mother For Ya
- 5.I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby
- 6.Baby's In Love With The Radio (Previously Unreleased)
- 8.Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty
- 9.It's About The Dollar Bill
- 10.Love That Will Not Die
- 11.I'm Gonna Get You Baby
- 12.ET (Previously Unreleased)
- 13.Miss Frisco (Queen Of The Disco)
- 14.You Can Stay But The Noise Must Go
- 15.Feel The Spirit Of My Guitar (Previously Unreleased)
- 16.Gangster Of Love
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Don't Be What U C (Previously Unreleased)
- 2.What The Hell Is This?
- 3.I Don't Want To Be President
- 4.Strung Out
- 5.Cop & Blow
- 6.Booty Ooty
- 7.Lone Ranger
- 8.Telephone Bill
- 9.Love Jones
- 10.Before I Let You Go (Previously Unreleased)
- 11.Voodoo What You Do
- 12.Come And Dance With Me
- 13.Ain't Nobody's Business (Previously Unreleased)
- 14.Bow Wow
- 15.Johnny G. Is Back
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
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.
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