Johnny "Guitar" Watson - The Original Gangster of Love: 1953-1959

Johnny
Genre:
Album:
The Original Gangster of Love: 1953-1959
Recording Date:
January 20, 1953
Styles:
Electric Blues, Electric Texas Blues, Modern Electric Texas Blues, Pop-Soul, Regional Blues, Soul, Funk, Modern Electric Blues, Early R&B
Duration:
01:18:08
Release Date:
August 2, 2011

This generous (29 tracks on a single disc) set collects the earliest recordings of Johnny "Guitar" Watson, including the astounding “Space Guitar” instrumental he tracked for Federal Records in 1954, which featured electric guitar sounds that wouldn’t show up again in pop culture for another decade or so; his fine cover of Earl King's swamp ballad

hose Lonely Lonely Nights,” which was a hit when it was released by the Bihari Brothers' RPM label in 1955; and his signature song, “Gangster of Love,” which first appeared from Keen Records in 1957."

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