Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Born: 
02/03/1935
City: 
Houston
Region: 
Texas
Country: 
USA
Died: 
05/17/1996
Years Active: 
1950's-1996
Instruments: 
Guitar, Vocals
Recorded With: 

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Johnny "Guitar" Watson was an American blues and funk guitarist and singer. A flamboyant showman and guitar picker in the style of T-Bone Walker, Watson recorded throughout the 1950s and 1960s with some success. His raunchy reinvention in the 1970s with disco and funk overtones saw Watson have hits with "Ain't That a Bitch", "I Need It" and "Superman Lover". His successful recording career spanned forty years, with his biggest hit being the 1977 "A Real Mother For Ya".