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Junior Watson video

Postby bighollowtwang » Sun May 07, 2006 10:45 pm

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Postby boogiechillun85 » Sun May 07, 2006 11:41 pm

I'm going to be honest, I had never heard of this guy until you started talking about him. But that was fantastic.
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Postby ricochet » Mon May 08, 2006 12:07 am

Yeah, that was cool!

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Postby bighollowtwang » Mon May 08, 2006 12:55 am

I'm amazed that Junior isn't a household name considering what a mindblowing musician he is, and the list of greats he has played and recorded with...

Just check out his discography (from juniorwatson.com)...

Big Al Blake & The Hollywood Fats Band - "Mr. Blake's Blues" - 1997 (Blue Collar 7108)
Brenda Burns - "A Song Away From You" - 1997 (cd Big Boss)
Canned Heat - "Reheated" - 1998 (cd SPV 858805)
Canned Heat - "Burning Live" - 1991 (SPV 848857)
Canned Heat - "Live in Australia" - 1993 (cd Aim 1003)
Canned Heat - "Internal Combustion" - 1994 (cd Aim 1044)
Canned Heat Blues Band - "Canned Heat Blues Band" - 1997 (Rowyno 5020)
Chicago Flying Saucers - "Live" - 1997
William Clark - "Can't You Hear Me Calling" - 1983 (lp Watch Dog 1005)
William Clark - "Tip of The Top" - 1986 (lp Double Trouble 3016)
Teisco Del Rey - "The Many Moods Of" - 1992 (cd Upstart 007)
Johnny Dyer -"& The L.A. Jukes" - 1983 (lp Murray Bros. 1004)
James Harman - "Thank You Baby" - 1983 (lp Enigma 1003)
James Harman - "Extra Napkins" - 1988 (lp Rivera 505, cd Cannonball 29102)
James Harmam – “More Napkins Please” – 2000 (CB029112 Cannonball)
Mark Hummel - "Hard Loving" - 1992 (cd Double Trouble 3029)
John Juke Logan - "The Chill" - 1993 (cd Virgin 878342)
Lynwood Slim - "Lost in America" - 1991 (cd Black Magic 9017)
The Mighty Flyers - "Radio Active Material" - 1981 (lp Right Hemisphere 6457)
Waniva Magness & Jeff Turmes - "It Takes One to Know One" - 1997 (cd Fathead #?)
The Mighty Flyers - "File Under Rock" - 1984 (lp Tocoma 7108)
The Mighty Flyers - "From the Start to the Finish" - 1985 (lp BRB 8568)
The Mighty Flyers - "Undercover" - 1988 (Special Delivery SPD 1020)
Charlie Musselwhite - "In My Time" - 1993 (cd Alligator ALCD 4818)
Charlie Musselwhite - "Rough News" - 1997 (cd Point Blank 42856)
Rod Piazza - "Harp Burn" - 1985 (lp Murray Bros. 1008, cd Black Top 1087)
Project Sampler - "The Blues You Just Would Hate To Lose" - 1991 (cd Right on Rhythm)
Snooky Pryor – “In This Mess Up To My Chest” – 2000 (Antoines cd)
Rob Rio - "Banking on the Boogie" - 1992 (cd Boss 004)
Rob Rio - "Fine Young Girl" - 1994 (cd Boss 005)
Rob Rio - "Swing Train" - 1996 (cd Boss 006)
Sonny Rhodes - "I Don't Want My Blues Colored Bright" - 1976 (Amigo cd9024)
Jimmy Rogers - "Feeling Good" - 1985 (lp Murray Bros. 1006, cd Blind Big 5018)
Andy Santana-"Swingin', Rockin', Jumpin', & Jivin'" - 1998 (cd. A. Santana)
Shakey Jake - "The Key Won't Fit" - 1983 (lp Murray Bros. 1002)
George Harmonica Smith - "Boogie'n With George" - 1982 (lp Murray Bros, 1001)
Bill Stuve - "Big Noise" - 1990 (cd Tramp 9906)
Nick Trill – “Juggling The Blues”
Junior Watson - "Long Overdue" - 1987 (cd BlackTop 9021)
Junior Watson/Lynwood Slim - "Back to Back" - 1998 (cd Black Magic)
Kim Wilson - "Tiger Man" - 1993 (cd Antone's 0023)
Kim Wilson - "That's Life" - 1994 (cd Antone's 0034)
Kim Wilson - "My Blues" - 1997 (cd Blue Collar 7107)
Kid Ramos – “West Coast House Party” 2000 (cd Evidence)
Hollywood Fats Band, Live W/ Kim Wilson, Rick Estrin and others (Mountain Top)
Junior Watson- “If I Had A Genie” 2002 (cd Heart & Soul)
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RE: Junior Watson video

Postby straightblues » Tue May 09, 2006 4:13 am

He is simply the best blues guitarist alive today. Go buy his material it is all great.
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RE: Junior Watson video

Postby bighollowtwang » Tue May 09, 2006 5:54 am

>He is simply the best blues guitarist alive today.

That is what I have been saying for years. Recording with him was probably the greatest musical moment in my life so far.
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Postby jumpnblues » Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:23 am

"...the best blues guitarist alive today..." I'm not sure about that but he's certainly in the cream of the crop along with guys like Alex Schultz, Charlie Baty, Kirk Fletcher, Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl, and Anson Funderburgh, among a few others. Also, there are some European blues players that don't take a back seat to anybody. There are just soooooo many talented players out there that I haven't even mentioned. I don't think there is a single "best blues guitarist alive today". But, Junior Watson IS among the very best. No doubt about it. JMHO, YMMV.

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