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lundi 7 décembre 2015

JOHNNY "GUITAR" WATSON & LARRY WILLIAMS THE BEST OF THE OKEH YEARS

COLLECTABLES 2004


Watson recorded three albums and some singles for Okeh in the mid-'60s.
 And listeners who are surprised at the many "faces" of Watson will 
find the sides on BEST OF THE OKEH YEARS to be a missing link of sorts.
 While reminiscent of the blues structures of his earlier recordings,
 Watson's Okeh material is up-tempo and funky with an ear toward
 mainstream accessibility ("Nobody" and "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" made 
the R&B charts). It's fun, energetic music, with plenty of Watson's 
trademark pyrotechnic guitar to satisfy six-string enthusiasts. 

Producer Doug Wygal (Reissue)


Track Listings:



1. Two for the Price of One

2. Keep on Lovin' You
3. Ask Me
4. Ain't Gonna Move
5. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
6. Too Late
7. Love Is Such a Funny Thing
8. Takin' No Chances
9. I'd Rather Fight Than Switch
10. A Quitter Never Wins
11. Nobody
12. Find Yourself Someone to Love
13. Fever
14. Coke
15. Unchained My Heart
16. Comin' Home Baby
17. Skate Key
18. Summertime
19. Makin' Whoopee
20. Ain't Misbehavin'











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