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A Real Mother for Ya [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster]


  • 1. Real Mother for Ya, A
    2. Nothing Left to Be Desired
    3. Your Love Is My Love
    4. Real Deal, The
    5. Tarzan
    6. I Wanna Thank You
    7. Lover Jones
    8. Kathaline - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track)
    9. De John's Delight - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 34059

  • Credits
    ProducerJohnny "Guitar" Watson; Jeff Palo; Johnny "Guitar" Watson
    EngineerKerry McNabb; Kerry McNabb

    Personnel: Johnny "Guitar" Wilson (vocals, guitar, Fender Rhodes organ, synthesizer, bass); Knud Jensen (saxophone); Walt Fowler (trumpet); Tommy Roberson (trombone); Emery Thomas (drums).
    Recorded at Paramont Recording Studios, Hollywood, California.
    Personnel: Johnny "Guitar" Watson (vocals, guitar, Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer, voice box); Johnny "Guitar" Watson (guitars, Hammond b-3 organ, Moog synthesizer); Tommy Robertson (trombone); Knud Jensen (saxophone); Walt Fowler (trumpet); Emry Thomas (drums).
    Audio Mixer: Clint Bennett.
    Audio Remasterer: Keith Blake.
    Liner Note Authors: Virginia "Ginny G" Watson; Johnny Whiteside.
    Recording information: Paramount Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
    Arranger: Johnny "Guitar" Watson.
    A staple in the 1970s pop and R&B charts, Johnny "Guitar" Watson blended hot funk and jazz with old-school showmanship in a combination that was both disco- and radio-friendly. The risqu title track is prototypical Watson, with stinging guitar interjections between a streetwise hipster vocal over a down-and-dirty rhythm, and the rest of the album, particularly the Peter Frampton-style, vocoder-laden "Your Love Is My Love," is a similar period delight, upholstered with deluxe horns, electric piano, and organ with not a synthesizer or digital keyboard in sight.

  • Critic Reviews
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.119) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith A REAL MOTHER...he had found a winning, signature balance between R&B smoothness and gritty groove."
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