One comment on “Johnny Guitar Watson In Session At NDR – 1977 – Nights At The Roundtable

  1. There is very few live material of Watson during his famous DJM years sad enough. End 70’s he played funk, together with blues and soul (fantasy label) with great taste being in great shape. His guitar playing that time was really good. The bands he played with in the 90’s were very good but it was a shame that he played so less guitar in his later years? I love his cool picking style (see Jimmy Vaughan). Bobby Womack said all about his soul/funk period: “Music-wise, he was the most dangerous gunslinger out there. Even when others made a lot of noise in the charts – I’m thinking of Sly Stone or George Clinton – you know they’d studied Johnny’s stage style and listened very carefully to Johnny’s grooves.” Jimmie Vaughan, brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan, is quoted about Watsons blues period 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.” Dutchman Vincent Bakker wrote a biography about Watson with his own money. Watson was a great musician with a great style. He is still be missed.

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