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Johnny "Guitar" Watson

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Born: February 3, 1935 | Died: May 17, 1996    Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson - guitarist, vocalist

A working bluesman since his teenage years in the early 1950s, Johnny “Guitar” Watson scored numerous chart successes in the 1970s with a unique guitar-based sound that mixed the feel and instrumental technique of the blues with the bass-heavy sound of funk. Watson also excelled as a vocalist. His singing was by turns sexy, humorous, and political; his guitar playing exploited the full range of the instrument's powers. He was also a prolific songwriter. When Watson died in 1996 at the age of 61, he was receiving the most modern form of musical homage: rappers and hip-hop musicians quoting or “sampling” his recordings....
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