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The Best Of The Funk Years


Download links and information about The Best Of The Funk Years by Johnny Guitar Watson. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Funk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 56:03 minutes.

Artist: Johnny Guitar Watson
Release date: 2006
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Funk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 56:03
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No. Title Length
1. I Need It (featuring Johnny) 4:42
2. Ain't That A Bitch (featuring Johnny) 5:01
3. Superman Lover (featuring Johnny) 5:45
4. Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty (featuring Johnny) 5:14
5. I Want To Ta-Ta You Baby (featuring Johnny) 5:49
6. What The Hell Is This? (featuring Johnny) 6:11
7. A Real Mother For Ya (featuring Johnny) 5:05
8. Love Jones (featuring Johnny) 4:45
9. Miss Frisco (Queen Of The Disco) (featuring Johnny) 5:01
10. Telephone Bill (featuring Johnny) 4:44
11. Gangster Of Love (featuring Johnny) 3:46



Shout Factory's single disc The Best of the Funk Years compiles a solid cross-section of the tracks blues icon Johnny "Guitar" Watson recorded for the DJM label from 1970 to 1981. A hugely influential artist who got his start rockin' out in the '50s with such blues crossover classics as "Too Tired" and "Hot Little Mama," Watson reimagined himself in the '70s as a blues pimp extraordinaire replete with a groovy Afro and three-piece suits. But it wasn't just his look that changed; a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, Watson also created his own unique brand of funk that mixed together jazz, blues, soul, disco, and R&B. Such tracks included here — "Ain't That a Bitch" and "Funk Beyond the Call of Duty" — even prefigure work by funk iconoclast Prince. Similarly innovative, Watson's 1980 rap track "Telephone Bill" was ahead of its time. While the double-disc Funk Anthology is a more in-depth representation of Watson's '70s work, The Best of the Funk Years is a superb introduction to this part of his career.