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Johnny Guitar Watson - What The Hell Is This? FLAC album


Performer: Johnny Guitar Watson
Genre: Soul and Funk music
Title: What The Hell Is This?
Released: 1979
Style: Funk, Disco
FLAC version ZIP size: 1602 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1436 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1714 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 505
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John Watson Jr. (February 3, 1935 – May 17, 1996), known professionally as Johnny "Guitar" Watson, was an American blues, soul, and funk musician and singer-songwriter. A flamboyant showman and electric guitarist in the style of T-Bone Walker, Watson recorded throughout the 1950s and 1960s with some success. His creative reinvention in the 1970s with funk overtones, saw Watson have hits with "Ain't That a Bitch" and "Superman Lover"

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Johnny Guitar Watson faced 1979 with a level of musical abandon after his previous album Giant,which blended the disco friendly dance rhythms into his by then well established jazzy funk/soul/blues framework maintained his musical momentum he had been building up in the preceding couple of years. Of course an election year was coming up,and disco had stirred a sometimes violent set of detractors based mainly on cultural and sexual anxiety,and got millions of people to turn on a type of music production just made for dancers

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Given the gleefully irreverent album cover (featuring the bewildered artist in seriously bold threads, sitting on a tricycle flanked by three female gas station attendants), listeners know that they're in for a fun time before WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? even begins. This 1979 record finds Johnny "Guitar" Watson in a serious funk mode, a fact made immediately clear by the surging opening title track, on which the Texas-born Watson muses about the YWCA and ponders unemployment over a dense, Parliament-worthy backdrop.

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Tracklist

A1 What The Hell Is This? 4:40
A2 In The World 6:01
A3 Proud Of You 6:26
A4 Cop & Blow 5:11
B1 I Don't Want To Be President 3:46
B2 Mother In Law 4:27
B3 Strung Out 7:24

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Dick James Music, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Dick James Music, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Phonogram, Inc.
  • Marketed By – Phonogram, Inc.
  • Distributed By – PolyGram Distribution, Inc.
  • Published By – Vir-Jon Music
  • Published By – Wats-Field Publishing
  • Recorded At – Kendun Recorders
  • Mastered At – Kendun Recorders
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute

Credits

  • Arranged By [String] – Jerry Peters
  • Art Direction – David Krieger
  • Bass – Bobby Howard (tracks: B2), Deon Estus (tracks: B3)
  • Co-producer [Production Assistant], Musician, Drums, Tambourine, Slapstick, Percussion [English Milk Cup], Shaker [Gourd] – Emry Thomas
  • Engineer – Steve Williams
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Joe Laux
  • Engineer [Mastering] – Johnny Golden*
  • Photography By [Photo Credit] – Jim McCrary
  • Producer, Arranged By, Written-By, Musician, Vocals, Guitar, Bass [Micro Moog], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano [Yamaha Acoustic], Clavinet [Hohner], Bass Guitar [Fender Bass] – Johnny Guitar Watson
  • Saxophone – Albert Wing (tracks: A1, A2, B1), Bill Haley (tracks: B2)
  • Strings – Jerry Peters & Orchestra
  • Trombone – Bruce Fowler (tracks: A1, A2, B1), Tony Coleman (tracks: B2)
  • Trumpet – Gregory Davis (tracks: B2), Walt Fowler (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
  • Voice – Tasha (tracks: B2), Wilma Watson (tracks: B2)
  • Written-By [Co-Written By] – Percy Mayfield (tracks: B1)

Notes

℗ 1979 Dick James Music Inc. [labels]
Recorded and mastered at Kendun Recorders, Burbank, California
(P) & (C) Dick James Music, Inc. [back cover]
Also available on MusiCassette and stereo 8 Track tapes DJMC-24/DJM8-24
Manufactured and marketed by Phonogram, Inc., One IBM PLaza, Chicago, Il. 60611. A Polygram Company.

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Promo copies may have a black sticker on back cover:
“Promotional record for broadcast & review not for sale”

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Pressing plant ID): 56
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): DJM-24A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): DJM-24B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): DJM-24-A4 KENDUN-A JG 426
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): DJM 24 B4 KENDUN-A 426
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Other (Back cover): 704