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A Real Mother For Ya (Unreleased Tracks Version)


Download links and information about A Real Mother For Ya (Unreleased Tracks Version) by Johnny Guitar Watson. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Funk genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 42:12 minutes.

Artist: Johnny Guitar Watson
Release date: 1977
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Funk
Tracks: 9
Duration: 42:12
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No. Title Length
1. A Real Mother For Ya (featuring Johnny) 5:04
2. Nothing Left To Be Desired (featuring Johnny) 5:46
3. Your Love Is My Love (featuring Johnny) 4:39
4. The Real Deal (featuring Johnny) 4:56
5. Tarzan (featuring Johnny) 5:00
6. I Wanna Thank You (featuring Johnny) 6:08
7. Lover Jones (featuring Johnny) 5:29
8. Kathaline (Previously Unreleased Bonus Track) (featuring Johnny) 2:03
9. De John's Delight (Previously Unreleased Bonus Track) (featuring Johnny) 3:07



The groaning, percolating groove of “A Real Mother for Ya” gave Johnny “Guitar” Watson the biggest hit of his career in 1977, and it helped make the accompanying album of the same name one of his definitive statements. Working with just drummer Emry Thomas, Watson played all the other instruments himself; this gives the performances a hand-sewn quality that keeps them from becoming too polished or generic. The grooves are warm and leisurely, with plenty of room for Watson to stretch out one of his wonderful and highly idiosyncratic guitar solos, as he does on “The Real Deal.” He integrated historical strands from blues and jazz; the scatting on “Your Love Is My Love” is a direct nod to bebop bassist Slam Stewart. But most of all, Watson helped define the sound of '70s funk without simply adhering to its codes. The bluesy, sneering “Lover Jones” became a perennial hip-hop sample, but Watson was much more than a beatmaker. The bonus tracks—“Kathaline” and “De John’s Delight”—exemplify his ability to create funk music that was as audacious and spontaneous as the bebop he’d loved as a teenager.