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Johnny "Guitar" Watson: Givin' the Blues a Shot

Cliff White, Black Music, February 1976

'I Don't Want To Be A Lone Ranger' recently hit the top ten of the U.S. soul charts and heralded yet another return for a black music name-of-the-past. But the hitmaker, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, is a bluesman. And in the disco sodden '70's, that's a rarity indeed. CLIFF WHITE reports.

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