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Ain’t That a Bitch is a funk album by the American musician Johnny "Guitar" Watson, whose long career influenced the development of blues, soul music, rhythm and blues, funk and rock music. It was recorded and released in 1976.[1]

Ain’t That a Bitch
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Studio album by
Released1976
Recorded1976
StudioParamount Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
GenreSoul, funk
LabelDJM DJLPA-3
ProducerJohnny Guitar Watson
Johnny "Guitar" Watson chronology
I Don’t Want to Be a Lone Ranger
(1975)
Ain’t That a Bitch
(1976)
Real Mother for Ya
(1977)

It was Watson's first successful funk album and contains a few of his best-known funk songs. It was certified as a Gold Record for sales of more than 500,000 copies.[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by Johnny "Guitar" Watson; except where indicated The original 1976 release track list is as follows:

  1. "I Need It" (4:46)
  2. "I Want to Ta-Ta You Baby" (5:49)
  3. "Superman Lover" (Reynaldo Rey, Watson) (5:44)
  4. "Ain't That a Bitch" (5:02)
  5. "Since I Met You Baby (3:30)
  6. "We're No Exception" (4:18)
  7. "Won't You Forgive Me Baby" (5:17)

In 2003 the UK music company Sanctuary Records under the Castle Records label re-released and digitally remastered the album as a "Deluxe Expanded Edition" on compact disc with two bonus tracks:

  1. "I Need It" (4:46)
  2. "I Want to Ta-Ta You Baby" (5:49)
  3. "Superman Lover" (5:44)
  4. "Ain't That a Bitch" (5:02)
  5. "Since I Met You Baby" (3:30)
  6. "We're No Exception" (4:18)
  7. "Won't You Forgive Me Baby" (5:17)

Bonus tracks:

  1. "I Need It" (7" single edit) (3:31)
  2. "Superman Lover" (7" single edit) (3:18)

In 2005 the American music company Shout! Factory Records also re-released the album on compact disc and on vinyl record with two different bonus tracks:

  1. "I Need It" (4:46)
  2. "I Want to Ta-Ta You Baby" (5:49)
  3. "Superman Lover" (5:44)
  4. "Ain't That a Bitch" (5:02)
  5. "Since I Met You Baby" (3:30)
  6. "We're No Exception" (4:18)
  7. "Won't You Forgive Me Baby" (5:17)

Bonus tracks:

  1. "Funkula" (4:20)
  2. "Follow Me" (4:36) (this instrumental was released in 1979 on the album Extra Disco Perception under his funk band name "The Watsonian Institute")

(the vinyl copy is now out-of-print, and considered rare and very valuable[by whom?])

PersonnelEdit

 
Peter Martin (trumpet) and Paul Dunmall (tenor sax) - Johnny "Guitar" Watson's orchestra in 1976
  • Johnny "Guitar" Watson – organ, synthesizer, bass, guitar, piano, conga, drums, keyboards and vocals
  • Paul Dunmall – saxophone
  • Bruce Fowler – trombone, horn
  • Peter Martin – trumpet
  • Tommy Robertson – trombone
  • Emry Thomas – drums, backing vocals, production assistant

Samples by other artistsEdit

Several tracks from the album have been sampled by other artists:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stephen Cook. "Ain't That a Bitch - Johnny "Guitar" Watson". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Billboard – Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. 18 June 1977. Retrieved 8 December 2015.

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