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Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Born: Feb 3, 1935 in Houston, TX
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Died: May 17, 1996 in Yokohama, Japan
Genre: Blues, R&B
Biography: "Reinvention" could just as easily have been Johnny "Guitar" Watson's middle name. The multi-talented performer parlayed his stunning guitar skills into a vaunted reputation as one of the hottest blues axemen on the West Coast during the 1950s. But that admirable trait wasn't paying the bills as the ...Read full biography
Johnny Guitar Watson [King]
Released: 1963
Label: King
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Fine collection of guitarist's innovative 1950s and '60s stuff. ~ Bill Dahl, Rovi ...Read full review
Love Jones
Released: 1980
Label: Sequel
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From 1974 through 1980, Johnny "Guitar" Watson was on a tear no one, including George Clinton or Bootsy Collins, could equal. While the P-Funk machine began to run out of steam by 1978 -- with the exception ...Read full review
More Johnny "Guitar" Watson albums: Main Albums (29), Compilations (57), Singles & EPs (5), DVD/Video (6)