Johnny 'Guitar' Watson
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - For Gangsters And Lovers 45 - 7" EP
Pressed into this EP is guitar focussed blues rockers from a cat whose fingers brought the instrument to life, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson a vocalist and ace picker in one. 'The Bear', has been recorded by the Big Bopper and Johnny Burnette and all versions are stand-alone. This version quickly finds the groove and is driven alone by a melodic and hip saxophone, with a vocal chorus sitting behind the brass complementing the vocal delivery on this jiving ditty. 'She Moves Me' and 'Ganster Of Love' are mid-temp blues songs full of electric blues elements, hot guitar refrains and scorching vocals´´. The EP closes with a hep to the beat rocker 'Hot Little Mama' it's a stroll tempo with B.B. King influenced soaring guitar riffs. This platter will most certainly enthral both the guitar pickers and blues fans.