Johnny "Guitar" Watson The Best of Johnny "Guitar" Watson: Gangster of Love

The Best of Johnny "Guitar" Watson: Gangster of
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  SACT 196

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  • Released: April 25, 2005
  • Label: Sanctuary UK


  • 1.I Need It
  • 2.Superman Lover
  • 3.Ain't That a Bitch
  • 4.I Want to Ta-Ta You Baby
  • 5.Real Mother For Ya
  • 6.Funk Beyond the Call of Duty
  • 7.Lone Ranger
  • 8.Gangster of Love
  • 9.Love That Will Not Die
  • 10.Tarzan
  • 11.Booty Ooty
  • 12.Love Jones
  • 13.Telephone Bill
  • 14.What the Hell Is This-

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Personnel: Johnny "Guitar" Watson (vocals, guitar, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, organ, keyboards, synthesizer, Moog synthesizer, voice box, electric bass, drums, congas, timbales, triangle); Emry Thomas (whistling, drums, siren, background vocals); Albert Wing (saxophone, horns); Paul Dunmall, Knud Jensen (saxophone); Walt Fowler (trumpet, horns); Peter Martin (trumpet); Bruce Fowler (trombone, horns); Tommy Robertson (trombone); James Ivory Johnson, Randie Redman, Darcus Thomas & Marci, Rudy Copeland, Marci Thomas (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Chuck Young.
Recording information: Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA; Paramount Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA.
This best of collects a variety of vintage mid-1970s wide-lapel funk from the remarkably enduring career of Johnny "Guitar Watson," who first appeared on the R&B charts in the early '50s and was performing right up to his death in 1996. The jazzy hit "I Need It (That Thing)," with its Crusaders-type arrangement, and his classic "A Real Mother For Ya" are the obvious highlights, but the slow-burning "Funk Beyond the Call of Duty" and the humorous monologue of "Telephone Bill" are also minor gems--and you've got to love a guy who can call a slick, sophisticated slice of silk-sheet R&B "I Want to Ta-Ta You Baby."

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  • UPC: 5050749219626
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