Forgotten Treasure: Johnny Guitar Watson “Gangster of Love” (Live in 1977)


Damn. Now this is that real shit. I was looking for a JGW track to share with you and I found this awesome live performance (Germany, 1977). First off, the intro is absolutely bananas. Then the rest, well… you can see why he inspired people like Hendrix and Zappa and was sampled by so many people in hip-hop.

Sheriff say “Is you “Guitar” Watson?”
In a very deep voice
And I say “yes sir brother sheriff, and that’s your wife on the back of my horse” … Gangster!!



Montreal-based DJ and the founder (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011).