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"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 ... Read more in Amazon's Johnny "Guitar" Watson Store

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  • Audio CD (11 Oct. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • ASIN: B000B5XZJW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 168,638 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Listen  1. I Need It 4:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby 5:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Superman Lover 5:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Ain't That A Bitch 5:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Since I Met You Baby 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. We're No Exception 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Won't You Forgive Me Baby 5:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Funkula (Previously Unreleased Bonus Track) 4:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Follow Me (Previously Unreleased Bonus Track) 4:35£0.99  Buy MP3 

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(1976 'DJM') (43:31/09) Previously unissued: 'Funkula', 'Follow Me'.Medium 1
  1. I Need It
  2. I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby
  3. Superman Lover
  4. Ain't That A Bitch
  5. Since I Met You Baby
  6. We're No Exception
  7. Won't You Forgive Me Baby
  8. Funkula
  9. Follow Me

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By mattjoplin on 6 Dec. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Johnny Guitar Watson may be familiar to lovers of blues music and maybe also to fans of Frank Zappa - Frank said that listening to his Three Hours Past Midnight made him pick up the guitar for the first time, and Johnny subsequently guested on several FZ albums. But this is Watson's best album of the 70s, a period where he successfully brought funk, soul and jazz to the blues sound.

Quite simply, this man was one of the coolest musicians ever to walk to the planet. He took blues song forms and lyrics and combined them with Curtis/Stevie/Sly-influenced grooves to create something completely new. Horns, clavinets and wah-wah Fender Rhodes meet ice-pick Telecaster solos and extremely insinuating, sleazy vocals.

If the title track or Superman Lover don't raise a smile, there's something seriously wrong. We're No Exception is a superb ballad which could have been a show-stopper for Sinatra. I Need It veers a little close to disco for my liking but is redeemed by a brilliant vocal performance and spicy horn arrangements. Since I Met You is a breezy finger-snapper reminiscent of Bill Withers' best work.

When I was getting into soul music as a teenager, this album was on constantly along with Sly's Fresh, Stevie's Innervisions and Isley Brothers' 3+3. It certainly deserves to be considered in the same bracket as those three.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Straightforward TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Sept. 2003
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Johnny Guitar Watson used to play a lot of up-beat blues in the '50s and '60s, and had quite a few minor r'n'b chart hits in the process. He had a similar stage persona to Chuck Berry, but was sufficiently talented to avoid accusations of being a mere clone.
As the music scene moved on and tastes changed, so did Johnny; he'd always been a sharp dresser with an even sharper sense of humour but it wasn't until the early 1970's that he turned to the funk, and let them come to the fore in his music.
He had a really 'hard-plucked' sound to his guitar playing, and a George Clinton-esque sense of humour that touches very lighly on socio-political subjects at times (see 'Ain't that a Bitch').
His voice had a distinctive southern drawl that makes it instantly recognisable, and his songs tend to have sections where he speaks some of the lyrics.
This album was made in 1976, and is one of the better ones - I'd recommend this as a good introduction, but 'Love Jones' is probably his classic.
Failing that, the compilation is good value for money...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Dec. 2000
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Just the sweetest album. With a 70's vibe. This is an album fans of funky soulful tunes will love. 'Superman Lover' has to be the Jewel in this sparkling crown. If only we could have some more !!!?!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By caroliner@ultimate-events.com on 10 Dec. 2000
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Surely one of the best album covers ever printed. Slip the disc out of the sleeve and the music does not disappoint either. Brassy, funky pimp tunes for cruisin' in the Caddy before making that last deal and leaving the streets forever with a million in a briefcase.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By caroliner@ultimate-events.com on 10 Dec. 2000
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Surely one of the best album covers ever printed. Slip the disc out of the sleeve and the music does not disappoint either. Brassy, funky pimp tunes for cruisin' in the Caddy before making that last deal and leaving the streets forever with a million in a briefcase.
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