A double-length collection of genius from Johnny Guitar Watson
– one that focuses mostly on his key revival tunes of the mid and late 70s, and which also features some unreleased tracks! By the time of this work, Watson
had already been bumping around the west coast R&B scene for nearly 20 years – recording in a range of styles that included blues, soul, and even a bit of jazz at times. Yet in the mid 70s, something really snapped – and Watson
found that lean, clean style that would forever put him at the top of the funky pack – an approach that mixed together the blues of his roots with a compressed approach to guitar
that was possibly inspired by younger players of the time, and which was crafted onto a homegrown groove that set the tone for a lot of other funk to come. CD features work from Watson
's post Fantasy albums of the late 70s and early 80s – plus a few from the 1994 Bow Wow album – with a total of 31 tracks that includes the unreleased numbers "Ain't Nobody's Business", "Before I Let You Go", "Don't Be What UC", "Baby's In Love With The Radio", "Feel The Spirit Of My Guitar
", and "ET" – plus "Ain't That A Bitch", "Superman Lover", "I Need It", "Real Mother For Ya", "I Want To Ta Ta You Baby", "Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty", "It's All About The Dollar Bill", "Gangster Of Love", "Telephone Bill", "Love Jones", and "Cop & Blow".