Johnny "Guitar" Watson

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Johnny "Guitar" Watson
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Informação geral
Nascimento 3 de fevereiro de 1935 Houston, Texas
Morte 17 de maio de 1996 (61 anos) Yokohama, Japão
Gênero(s) Blues, blues-rock, soul, disco, funk
Modelos de instrumentos Guitarra elétrica
Período em atividade 1950s - 1990s
Gravadora(s) Dick James Music
Afiliação(ões) Chuck Higgins, Floyd Dixon,Larry Williams, The Mighty Hannibal, Etta James, Frank Zappa

John Watson, Jr. (3 de fevereiro de 1935 - 17 de maio de 1996), conhecido profissionalmente como Johnny "Guitar" Watson, foi guitarrista/cantor estadunidense de blues, soul e funk.[1] Tocando guitarra elétrica no estilo de T-Bone Walker, Watson gravou ao longo das décadas 1950 e 1960, fazendo um relativo algum sucesso. Sua reinvenção criativa na década de 1970 tocando funk e disco, Watson teve sucessos com as canções "Ain't That a Bitch", "I Need It" and "Superman Lover". Sua carreira de sucesso durou quarenta anos, sua canção mais popular foi "A Real Mother For Ya" (1977). [2]

Discografia[editar | editar código-fonte]

Álbuns[editar | editar código-fonte]

  • 1958 Gangster of Love (King)
  • 1963 I Cried for You (Cadet 4056) (featuring Watson on piano)
  • 1963 Johnny Guitar Watson (King)
  • 1964 The Blues Soul of Johnny Guitar Watson
  • 1965 Larry Williams Show with Johnny Guitar Watson (como "convidado")
  • 1967 Bad
  • 1967 In the Fats Bag
  • 1967 Two for the Price of One (com Larry Williams)
  • 1973 Listen (Fantasy 9437)
  • 1975 I Don't Want to Be Alone, Stranger (Fantasy 9484)
  • 1975 The Gangster Is Back
  • 1976 Ain't That a Bitch (DJM 3)
  • 1976 Captured Live
  • 1977 A Real Mother for Ya
  • 1977 Funk Beyond the Call of Duty (DJM 714)
  • 1978 Watsonian Institute- Master Funk" (DJlPA-13)
  • 1978 Giant (DJM 19)
  • 1978 Gettin' Down with Johnny "Guitar" Watson
  • 1979 What the Hell Is This? (DJM 24)
  • 1980 Love Jones
  • 1981 Johnny "Guitar" Watson and the Family Clone
  • 1982 That's What Time It Is
  • 1984 Strike on Computers
  • 1985 Hit the Highway
  • 1992 Plays Misty
  • 1994 Bow Wow (Wilma 71007)

Singles[editar | editar código-fonte]

Singles que apareceram em paradas musicais[editar | editar código-fonte]

Ano Single Selo (n.) Desempenho
Estados Unidos US Pop[3] Estados Unidos US
R&B
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Reino Unido UK[5]
1955 "Those Lonely, Lonely Nights" RPM 436 10
1956 "Three Hours Past Midnight" RPM 455
1962 "Cuttin' In" King 5579 6
1967 "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"
Larry Williams & Johnny Watson
Okeh 7274 96 23
1968 "Nobody"
Larry Williams & Johnny Watson with The Kaleidoscope
Okeh 7300 40
1974 "Like I'm Not Your Man" Fantasy 721 67
1975 "I Don't Want To Be A Lone Ranger" Fantasy 739 99 28
"It's Too Late" Fantasy 752 76
1976 "I Need It" DJM 1013 101 40 35
"Superman Lover" DJM 1019 101 19
1977 "A Real Mother For Ya" DJM 1024 41 5 44
"Lover Jones" DJM 1029 34
1978 "Love That Will Not Die" DJM 1034 59
"Gangster of Love" DJM 1101 32
1979 "What The Hell Is This?" DJM 1106 83
1980 "Love Jones" DJM 1304 28
"Telephone Bill" DJM 1305 45
1982 "The Planet Funk" A&M 2383 62
1984 "Strike on Computers" Valley Vue 769 77
1994 "Bow Wow" Wilma 72515 89
1995 "Hook Me Up" Wilma 72533 48

Demais Singles[editar | editar código-fonte]

  • 1954 Space Guitar / Half-Pint A-Whiskey (Federal 12175)
  • 1956 Three Hours Past Midnight /Ruben (RPM 455)
  • 1957 Gangster of Love / One Room Country Shack (Keen 3-4005)
  • 1960 Johnny Guitar / Untouchable (Arvee 5016)
  • 1960 Falling In Love / Rat Now (Goth 101)
  • 1961 Looking Back / The Eagle Is Back (Escort 106)
  • 1962 Cuttin' In / Broke and Lonely (King 5579) (French cover by Johnny Hallyday: Excuse-moi partenaire)
  • 1963 Gangster of Love / In the Evenin' (King 5774)
  • 1964 Ain't Gonna Move / Baby Don't Leave (Jowat 118)
  • 1965 Big Bad Wolf / You Can Stay (Magnum 726)
  • 1966 Keep on Lovin' You / South Like West (Okeh 7263)
  • 1967 Hold On, I'm Comin' / Wolfman (Okeh 7270)
  • 1967 Johnny Watson and Larry Williams – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy / A Quitter Never Wins (Okeh 7274)
  • 1967 Johnny Watson and Larry Williams – Too Late / Two for the Price of One (Okeh 7281)
  • 1967 I'd Rather Be Your Baby / Soul Food (Okeh 7290)
  • 1967 Johnny Watson and Larry Williams – Find Yourself Someone To Love / Nobody (Okeh 7300)
  • 1967 She'll Blow Your Mind / Crazy About You (Okeh 7302)
  • 1973 Like Not Your Man / You Bring Love (Fantasy 721)
  • 1975 It's Too Late / Tripping (Fantasy 752)
  • 1976 Ain't That A Bitch / Won't You Forgive Me Baby (DJM 1020)
  • 1976 I Wanna Ta-Ta Ya
  • 1976 I Need It / Since I Met You Baby
  • 1976 Superman Lover / We're No Exception
  • 1977 A Real Mother For Ya / Nothing Left To Be Desired (DJM 1024)
  • 1977 Lover Jones / Tarzan (DJM 1029)
  • 1977 It's A Damn Shame / Love That Will Not Die (DJM 1034)
  • 1977 The Real Deal / Tarzan
  • 1978 Gangster of Love / Guitar Disco (DJM 1101)
  • 1978 Virginia's Pretty Funky / The Institute (DJM 1100) (The Watsonian Institute)
  • 1978 Miss Frisco (Queen of the Disco) / Tu Jours Amour
  • 1978 I Need It / Superman Lover
  • 1979 What The Hell Is This? / Can You Handle It (DJM 1106)


Referências

  1. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 593. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. Du Noyer, Paul (2003). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music (1st ed.). Fulham, London: Flame Tree Publishing. p. 164. ISBN 1-904041-96-5.
  3. Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955–2002 1st ed. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 756. ISBN 0-89820-155-1 
  4. Whitburn, Joel (1996). Top R&B Singles: 1942–1995. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 472. ISBN 0-89820-115-2 
  5. Betts, Graham (2004). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952–2004 1st ed. London: Collins. p. 835. ISBN 0-00-717931-6 

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