Johnny Watson

Larry Williams & Johnny Watson - Two For The Price Of One (1967) [Reissue 2003]

Larry Williams & Johnny Watson - Two For The Price Of One (1967)
Blues, Rock&Roll, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 58:28 | 142 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Sony Music | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2003

GDigitally remastered and expanded edition of this legendary 1967 collaboration from Rock 'N' Roll and R&B pioneer Larry Williams and Johnny Guitar Watson, who took his R&B roots into pimp-friendly Funk in the '70s. The album is a Northern Soul classic with three bonafide stompers in the title track, the legendary 'Too Late' and 'A Quitter Never Wins'. Also features the even rarer 45 'Nobody', which the duo recorded with US Psychedelic outfit Kaleidoscope. The package is expanded even more with six tracks from Watson's OKeh album the Fantastic Piano And Guitar of Johnny Watson - BAD! And two tracks from the OKeh album in a Fats Bag - the Johnny Guitar Watson Trio Plays Fats Waller.

Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Love Jones (1980) [1996, Remastered Reissue]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at April 30, 2017
Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Love Jones (1980) [1996, Remastered Reissue]

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.
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - At Uncle Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg 1976 (2017)

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - At Uncle Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg 1976 (2017)
Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:56:22 | 132 MB
Label: Jazzline Records | Release Year: 2017

"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 1970s rolled in. So he totally changed his image to that of a pimp-styled funkster, enjoying more popularity than ever before for his down-and-dirty R&B smashes "A Real Mother for Ya" and "Superman Lover."
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - Singles: A + B Sides & Rarities (2016)

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - Singles: A + B Sides & Rarities
Blues, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 76:43 min | 191 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Sinetone AMR | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2016

"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 1970s rolled in. So he totally changed his image to that of a pimp-styled funkster, enjoying more popularity than ever before for his down-and-dirty R&B smashes "A Real Mother for Ya" and "Superman Lover."

Johnny Guitar Watson – Gangster Of Love (1958) (24/44 Vinyl Rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by boogie-de at May 30, 2014
Johnny Guitar Watson – Gangster Of Love (1958) (24/44 Vinyl Rip)

Johnny Guitar Watson – Gangster Of Love (1958)
Max Flac 24Bit/44.1kHz = 302 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 45 MB | No Scans | rar
Vinyl Reissue 1977 | Bellaphon ‎BID 8013 | Blues Rock | US

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. He was listed as Young John Watson when he signed with Federal in 1953. His first sides for the King subsidiary found him still tinkling the ivories, but by 1954, when he dreamed up the absolutely astonishing instrumental "Space Guitar," the youth had switched over to guitar. "Space Guitar" ranks with the greatest achievements of its era – Watson's blistering rapid-fire attack, done without the aid of a pick, presages futuristic effects that rock guitarists still hadn't mastered another 15 years down the line.
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log - 221 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 131 MB | Full scans included
Label: Blue Note | Catalog.#: 7243 8 64714 2 0 | Genre: Blues

Although Johnny "Guitar" Watson had already recorded some sides for Federal (including the astonishing instrumental "Space Guitar"), the majority of those tunes featured the piano-playing Young John Watson. It was when he began recording for the Bihari Brothers' RPM subsidiary of Modern Records that he "became" Johnny "Guitar" Watson and his amazing legacy really began.

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - The Gangster is Back (1995)  Music

Posted by jclane at March 7, 2013
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - The Gangster is Back (1995)

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - The Gangster is Back (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Complete scans included | 221 MB
MP3 CBR @320 kbps (LAME 3.99) | Joint Stereo | 111 MB
Drive Records | CD DRIVE 3203 | Blues

Digital reissue of an old Red Lightnin' bootleg covering Watson's 1950s output that was revered back in the pre-CD era but sounds very rough now.
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - Brothers Of Soul-Early Years Collection: Johnny 'Guitar' Watson (2007)

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - Brothers Of Soul-Early Years Collection: Johnny 'Guitar' Watson (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | 168 MB | Complete Scans | 23.8 MB
MP3 CBR @320 kbps (LAME 3.98) | Joint Stereo | 135 MB | RAR 5% Recovery
Label: Digimode Entertainment Ltd. | Catalog#: GTR 39504 | Genre: R&B, Soul

2007 release of compilation of classic recordings by the R&B/Blues legend who had a profound influence on another influential American icon, Frank Zappa. Let The Good Times.
Johnny Guitar Watson - Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty (1977/1996)

Johnny Guitar Watson - Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty (Remaster) (1977/1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks)+CUE, LOG | Scans | 248 MB
Funk | Label: Sequel Records | Fileserve + Filesonic

This installment of Johnny "Guitar" Watson's sojourn into 1970s' style funk incorporates Funkadelic-style chants and sophisticated grooves as well as the blues and R&B master's trademark hoarse vocalizing; but, as always, his prickly, jazzy guitar soloing is the main attraction, displayed to its best advantage on burning funk tracks like "Barn Door" and "It's About the Dollar Bill."
Doc & Merle Watson - Never The Same Once, Live At The Boarding House May 1974 (2017) [7CD Box Set]

Doc & Merle Watson - Never The Same Once, Live At The Boarding House May 1974
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork - 1.87 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 766 MB | 05:34:01
Label: Owsley Stanley Foundation | Tracks: 94 | Rls.date: 2017
Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Blues

Though they have both passed on, their highly influential recordings are still enjoyed by fans and studied carefully by aspiring acoustic guitarists and folk singers. Doc in particular is considered to be one of the most important flatpick guitarists of the 20th century, and his fingerstyle playing is also highly regarded. His son, Merle, who excelled at guitar and banjo, had served for many years as his father’s accompanist.