Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wah Wah Watson – Goo Goo Wah Wah (Columbia)

A native Detroiter, Wah Wah Watson first came to recognition as a member of Motown Records house band The Funk Brothers, recording with artists such as The Temptations, The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight & The Pips and The Supremes among others.
Renowned for his skills with a wah-wah pedal, his most notorious works as a sideman going from Marvin Gaye‘s ‘Let’s Get It On’ to Rose Royce‘s ‘Car Wash’, Michael Jackson‘s ‘Off The Wall’ and Herbie Hancock‘s ‘Monster’ followed a few years later by Maxwell‘s ‘Urban Hang Suite’…
He ironically released only one album on his own – ‘Elementary’ – back in 1976 – which featured the infectiously vocoderized psyche Funk ‘Goo Goo Wah Wah’, featuring luminaries such as Louis Johnson (bass) Ray Parker, Jr. (guitar), Joe Sample (piano) and Ollie Brown of the Ollie & Jerry fame on drums…

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