Junior Watson

Junior Watson is an American jump blues guitarist and singer.[1]

CareerEdit

Watson is a West Coast blues guitarist. He was a founding member of the blues band The Mighty Flyers and, starting in the early 1980s, he performed with the band for a decade.[2] He also performed with Canned Heat throughout the 1990s.[2] Watson has performed as a backing musician in performances and recordings for a number of blues musicians, including Big Mama Thornton, George Smith, Jimmy Rogers, Luther Tucker, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, John Németh, Michael "Pink" Arguello, and Kim Wilson.

DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

  • Long Overdue – 1994 (Black Top 1099)[2]
  • Back To Back – 1998 (Crosscut CCD 11059) with Lynwood Slim
  • If I Had A Genie – 2002 (Heart & Soul 10799)[2]
  • Jumpin' Wit Junior – 2012 (Regal Radio Records 10038)
  • Live From Outer Space – 2012 (Bluebeat Music 103) with The Red Wagons
  • Nothin' to It But to Do It – 2019 (Little Village Foundation 1033)

Session works (in alphabetical order)Edit

  • Chris Kid AndersenRock Awhile – 2003 (Blue Soul 2312)
  • Bharath & His Rhythm Four – Friday Night Fatty – 2007 (Fatty 2078)
  • Bishop / Milite – North South East West – 2004 (Sovereign Records) with JW-Jones, Mark Hummel, and Gary Primich
  • Big Al Blake & The Hollywood Fats Band – Mr. Blake's Blues – 1997 (Blue Collar 7108)
  • Brenda Burns – A Song Away From You – 1997 (Big Boss)
  • Canned HeatReheated – 1988 (SPV 858805; Chameleon/Elektra 89022)
  • Canned Heat – Burnin' [live] – 1991 (SPV 848857)
  • Canned Heat – Live in Australia – 1993 (Aim 1003)
  • Canned Heat – Internal Combustion – 1994 (Aim 1044)
  • Canned Heat – Canned Heat Blues Band – 1997 (Rowyno 5020; Ruf 1040)
  • Chicago Flying Saucers – LIVE – 1997
  • William ClarkeCan't You Hear Me Calling – 1983 (Watch Dog 1005)
  • William Clarke – Tip of the Top – 1987 (Satch 102; Double Trouble [Netherlands] 3016; King Ace 1063)
  • William Clarke & Junior Watson – Double Dealin' [1983 sessions] – 2010 (Bluebeat Music 102)
  • Teisco Del Rey – The Many Moods of Teisco Del Rey – 1992 (Upstart 007)
  • Johnny DyerJohnny Dyer & The L.A. Jukes – 1983 (Murray Brothers, 1004; Blind Pig 5028)
  • James HarmanThank You Baby – 1983 (Enigma 1033)
  • James Harman – Extra Napkins – 1988 (Rivera 505; Cannonball 29102)
  • James Harman – Mo' Na'kins, Please! – 2000 (Cannonball 29112)
  • Shakey Jake HarrisThe Key Won't Fit – 1983 (Murray Brothers, 1002)
  • Blues Harp Meltdown Vol 1- 2000 (Mountain Top 101) with Kim Wilson, Rick Estrin, James Harman, Mark Hummel, Billy Branch and others
  • Mark HummelHard Lovin' 1990s – 1992 (Double Trouble [Netherlands] 3029)
  • JW-JonesBluelisted – 2008 (NorthernBlues Music 0046)
  • Candye KaneGuitar'd And Feathered – 2007 (Ruf Records 1127)
  • Mitch Kashmar Featuring Junior Watson – Nickels & Dimes – 2005 (Delta Groove 103)
  • Mitch Kashmar – Wake Up & Worry – 2006 (Delta Groove 109)
  • John "Juke" LoganThe Chill – 1993 (Virgin [France] 87834-2; Mocombo Records 55006)
  • Lynwood SlimLost in America – 1991 (Black Magic [Netherlands] 9017)
  • Janiva Magness & Jeff Turmes – It Takes One To Know One – 1997 (Fathead 1001)
  • [[Mark Hummel]]- Lowdown to Uptown-1997(Tone Cool 1169)
  • The Mighty Flyers – Radioactive Material – 1981 (Right Hemisphere 6457)
  • The Mighty Flyers – File Under Rock – 1984 (Tacoma 7108)
  • The Mighty Flyers – From The Start to the Finnish – 1985 (Right Hemisphere 8568)
  • The Mighty Flyers – Undercover – 1988 (Special Delivery SPD 1020)
  • The Mighty Mojo Prophets – The Mighty Mojo Prophets – 2011 (Rip Cat Records 1102)
  • Charlie MusselwhiteIn My Time – 1993 (Alligator ALCD 4818)
  • Charlie Musselwhite – Rough News – 1997 (Point Blank/Virgin 42856)
  • Dan E Bungee- 2002 Jamm'in With Junior (East Coast Left Coast Sessions)
  • John Németh Featuring Junior Watson – Come And Get It – 2004[3]
  • John Németh – Magic Touch – 2007 (Blind Pig 5109)[3]
  • Rod PiazzaHarpburn – 1986 (Murray Brothers, 1008; Black Top 1087)
  • Snooky PryorIn This Mess Up to My Chest – 2000 (Antone's 0028)
  • Raoul and The Big Time - Cold Outside - 2004 (Big Time Records BTRCD-002)
  • Raoul and The Big Time - You My People - 2009 (Big Time Records BTRCD- 004)
  • Raoul and The Big Time- Hollywood Blvd - 2014 (Big Time Records BTRCD -006)
  • David Kid RamosWest Coast House Party – 2000 (Evidence 26110)
  • The Red Wagons – Jumpin' With Friends! – 2012 (independent release/CD Baby) with Sugar Ray Norcia, Lynwood Slim, Mitch Woods, Igor Prado, and Sax Gordon Beadle
  • Sonny RhodesI Don't Want My Blues Colored Bright – 1976 (Amigo CD 9024)
  • Rob Rio – Banking on the Boogie – 1992 (Boss 004)
  • Rob Rio – Fine Young Girl – 1994 (Boss 005)
  • Rob Rio – Swing Train – 1996 (Boss 006)
  • Jimmy RogersFeelin' Good – 1984 (Murray Brothers, 1006; Blind Pig 5018)
  • Andy Santana & The West Coast Playboys – Swingin' Rockin' Jumpin' & Jivin' – 1998
  • Gary Smith – Blues For Mr. B – 2001 (Mountain Top)
  • George "Harmonica" SmithBoogie'n With George – 1982 (Murray Brothers, 1001; Blind Pig 5049)
  • Bill Stuve – Big Noise – 1990 (Tramp 9906)
  • Nick Trill – Juggling The Blues – 1999
  • Billy Watson – Blowin' Crow – 2007
  • Billy Watson – Lucky 7 – 2009
  • Kim WilsonTiger Man – 1993 (Antone's 0023)
  • Kim Wilson- That's Life – 1994 (Antone's 0034)
  • Kim Wilson – My Blues – 1997 (Blue Collar 7107)
  • various artists – The Blues You Just Would Hate To Lose, Volume 1 [project sampler] – 1996 (Right on Rhythm)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Du Noyer, Paul (2003). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music (1st ed.). Fulham, London: Flame Tree Publishing. p. 181. ISBN 1-904041-96-5.
  2. ^ a b c d Forte, Dan. "Biography: Junior Watson". AllMusic. Retrieved August 1, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Leggett, Steve. "John Nemeth – Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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