Johnny “Guitar” Watson

Johnny “Guitar” Watson
Johnny “Guitar” Watson was a moderately successful blues plucker who made his first recording in 1953. In 1957 he wrote and recorded “The Gangster of Love” which became his signature tune. He got the funk-fever and in 1977 he released “A Real Mother For Ya”. The album cover featured him in complete “Superfly” regalia sporting a long mink coat, platform shoes and a purple brim surrounded by three women. One white, one black and one oriental. After a 13 year hiatus he released “Bow Wow” in 1993. On May 17th of 1997 while performing onstage at the “Yokohoma Blues Cafe” in Japan he suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 61.

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