Reinventing himself from a pompadoured bluesman into a afroed, fly and happening funky pimp, Johnny "Guitar" Watson had an unexpected revival in the late 70s on the R&B charts, preceeding rap with his lyrics and sung/spoken style of getting them across. He even cracked the pop charts with 1977's jiving, devilishly goofy "A Real Mother for Ya," featured on this 31st episode of the beloved- or so I'm told- Sound & Groove Podcast on Pressplus1.com
Mother's Day has come and gone yes, but in celebration of the day and to moms everywhere, Sound & Groove is proud to present a May thematically dedicated to matriarchs alike. Music inspired by or referring to these lovely ladies in our lives is presented to remind you of that one day a year we pay tribute and have to brainstorm creative gift ideas for the people that brainstormed for us just about every friggin' day of our lives for 18-21 years! I think this podcast episode is the LEAST I can do, no? It's all part of this monthly themed podcast show entitled Sound & Groove.
And if you're new to this podcast: Every month there will be a theme that the selection of music is centred around. It will be jam packed with my analysis, synopses, breakdowns, anecdotes and other witticisms you might enjoy. And not to worry, each month will contain a different theme than the last. This is the second of two episodes this month of May going by the theme of "Mother We Just Can't Get Enough: Music for a Mother's Day." All killer, no filler... other than when I talk and introduce the tunes and recap the ones before it. But aside from that? 100% juicy meat! Below I've also provided information and links relevant to the matters discussed in this particular edition of Sound & Groove.
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1. Mommy What's a Funkadelic?- Funkadelic (1970)
2. Mama's Pearl- The Jackson Five (1971)
3. I Wish I Was Your Mother- Mott the Hoople (1972)
4. Mom & Dad's Waltz- Iris Dement (1994)
5. A Real Mother for Ya- Johnny "Guitar" Watson (1977)
6. Motherless Children- Eric Clapton (1974)
7. Tell Mama- Etta James (1967)
8. Mother of Pearl- Roxy Music (1973)
Info of note:
Intro- "Left of the Dial" by the Replacements (1985)
Outro- "Johnny's Gonna Die" by the Replacements (1981)
All comments, questions and feedback are greatly welcomed and appreciated! I encourage participation. Even though I drain an hour off your life by listening to the podcast then checking through the links, at least you don't have to fork over your money to me... though if you feel like, you know... But in all seriousness, let me now what you'd like to hear or see and I'll consider it. Popular approval doesn't always sway me but having fans or listeners get their input would be just grand!