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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:27 am 
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To help my friend Vincent Bakker I recommend this book to all Zappa fans. It is full of Zappa references.

You can contact Vincent himself on this e-mail address for more info: vincent.bakker@planet.nl

The Gangster of Love
Johnny "Guitar" Watson: Performer, Preacher, Pimp
By Vincent Bakker

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This first biography of Johnny "Guitar" Watson (1935-1996) paints an intriguing portrait of this American blues funk composer. His fans appreciate his historical role in black American music. Rappers honored him with samples.
In this book tens of musicians reveal the life story of the struggling guitarist who became eternal with "Gangster Of Love" and "A Real Mother For Ya".
Besides hundreds of others, the love bandit had three First Ladies he lived with for years. They tell their untold love stories and explain how they stimulated his music as Muse, and how they financed his music business as Maecenas, helping to produce gold albums by working as prostitute, thief or booster. His musicians reveal: how did he compose his incredible oeuvre?
This book includes:
* The first complete Discography with 280 songs,
* Register with hundreds of related artists, and 470 References,
* 117 Illustrations, of which 4 in full color.


Publication Date:
apr 22 2009
ISBN/EAN13:
1442141476 / 9781442141476
Page Count:
322
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians

See also: http://zappa.radio6.nl/

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:59 pm 
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Just received my copy and it looks very interesting. It includes a whole ‘Zappa on Watson’ chapter, which reveals how JGW “never got into” Frank’s music, and why Watson didn’t go on tour with his friend.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:54 pm 
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Love Johnny, love Frank. Can't wait to read this one...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:45 am 
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Check out his MySpace site:

http://www.myspace.com/johnnyguitarwatsonbook

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:11 pm 
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That should be a cool read.


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