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Old 08-03-2012, 01:03 AM   #1
L.Kizzle
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Default Johnny GUITAR Watson: most underrated guitarist ever!!!

He's more know for his mid 70s hits like "SuperMan Lover" "Real Motha For Ya" and "Ain't That a Bich" not to mention some great album covers.

But his guitar playn' is very underrated. You realize homie was doin' thin in 1954/1955 ...


Space Guitar
Three Hours Past Midnight
Gangster of Love





Live in concert 1977


Wish there was earlier footage when he was younger and doin the splits with his guitar like T-Bone Walker.



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Watson, a recognized master of the Fender Stratocaster guitar, has been compared to Jimi Hendrix and allegedly became irritated when asked about this comparison, supposedly stating: "I used to play the guitar standing on my hands. I had a 150-foot cord and I could get on top of the auditorium those things Jimi Hendrix was doing, I started that shit."


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Jimmie Vaughan, brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan, is quoted as saying: "When my brother Stevie and I were growing up in Dallas, we idolized very few guitarists. We were highly selective and highly critical. Johnny 'Guitar' Watson was at the top of the list, along with Freddie, Albert and B.B. King. He made magic."
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: Johnny GUITAR Watson: most underrated guitarist ever!!!

Man could play.
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