Gangster of Love
Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.
The innovative guitar wizard when he was young and wearing his Texas blues roots prominently on his sleeve. Watson spent two stints at King/Federal, both of them sampled here: his 1953-54 output includes the incomparable "Space Guitar," and a sizzling "Half Pint of Whiskey," and a woozy "Gettin' Drunk." The 1961-63 King stuff is headed by the definitive version of "Gangster of Love," the searing soul-tinged "Cuttin' In," and a chunky "Broke and Lonely."
Born: 03 February 1935 in Houston, TX
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s