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 "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."
31095MJohnny "Guitar" Watson - The Best of the Funk Years (CD)http://oldies.scdn5.secure.raxcdn.com/i/boxart/large/10/826663100846.jpg?v=411.9811.99USDDiscontinuedShout FactoryCDFunkJohnny-Guitar-Watson2007-09-06
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