Johnny "Guitar" Watson The Original Gangster of Love: 1953-1959

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CD Details

  • Released: August 2, 2011
  • Label: Jasmine Music

Tracks:

  • 1.Highway Sixty
  • 2.No I Can't
  • 3.Motorhead Baby
  • 4.Sad Fool
  • 5.I Got Eyes
  • 6.Walkin' to My Baby
  • 7.What's Going On
  • 8.Thinking
  • 9.Space Guitar
  • 10.Half Pint of Whiskey
  • 11.Getting Drunk
  • 12.You Can't Take It with You
  • 13.Hot Little Mama
  • 14.I Love to Love You
  • 15.Too Tired
  • 16.Don't Touch Me (I'm Gonna Hit the Highway)
  • 17.Those Lonely Lonely Nights
  • 18.Someone Cares for Me
  • 19.Oh Baby
  • 20.Give a Little
  • 21.Ruben
  • 22.Three Hours Past Midnight
  • 23.Love Me Baby
  • 24.She Moves Me
  • 25.Gangster of Love - (featuring Bumps Blackwell Orchestra)
  • 26.One Room Country Shack - (featuring Bumps Blackwell Orchestra)
  • 27.Honey
  • 28.Deanna Baby
  • 29.One More Kiss

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Bob Fisher .
Recording information: Los Angeles (01/20/1953); Los Angeles (02/01/1954); Los Angeles (05/29/1953); Los Angeles (11/11/1957); Los Angeles (12/1954); Los Angeles (1955); Los Angeles (1956); Los Angeles (1958-1959).
This generous (29 tracks on a single disc) set collects the earliest recordings of Johnny "Guitar" Watson, including the astounding "Space Guitar" instrumental he tracked for Federal Records in 1954, which featured electric guitar sounds that wouldn't show up again in pop culture for another decade or so; his fine cover of Earl King's swamp ballad "Those Lonely Lonely Nights," which was a hit when it was released by the Bihari Brothers' RPM label in 1955; and his signature song, "Gangster of Love," which first appeared from Keen Records in 1957. ~ Steve Leggett

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