Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Love Jones (1980) [1996, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Soul-Blues | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 44:24 Min | 299,01 Mb
Label: Sequel Records (UK) | Cat.# NEM CD 779 | Released: 1996-02-26 (1980)
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 of the Brides of Funkenstein - Watson kept churning out the weird, kinky funk well into the era of Rick James. Love Jones, his last fine record for quite awhile, had all the trademarks in place: the choppy, heavily reverbed and wah-wahed guitar that had made Watson a blues sensation, the sci-fi keyboards, the handclap that Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards ripped off for Chic, the expandable horn section that intertwined with the guitar riffs, and the punched up basic basslines that kept the funk a simple but ultimately moving thing.