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RIP Wah Wah Watson

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Steve59, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Steve59


    Mar 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
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  2. dlb1001


    Jan 30, 2007
    On the way to work, I was listening to "Volume" on Sirius and the host was talking to a writer (Marc Myers), who talking about how "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" came to be such a big hit but almost didn't. The writer mentioned how Wah Wah Watson's guitar was integral to the sound, along with the bass part. Initially, the Temptations didn't want anything to do with the song but the producer managed to talk them into it.
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  3. So sad. The Funk Brothers were IT in many ways.
  4. Clarence Walker

    Clarence Walker Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2014
    Baltimore, Md
    Also known for the intro to Marvin Gaye's Lets Get It On. Has at least one solo record.
  5. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
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  6. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I saw the Funk Brothers live many times. I would have liked to have seen WWW with them at least once. :(
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  7. Fun Size Nick

    Fun Size Nick

    Feb 21, 2006
    Hong Kong
    What a legend. Even had co-writer credits on some Herbie Hancock tunes! Sad to see him go.
  8. ficelles


    Feb 28, 2010
    Devon, England
    Very sad, I have a solo album on cassette(!).
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  9. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    Sad. This is the time period when many of the '60's and '70's stars will be passing. Truly enjoyed Wah Wah's music. R.I.P.
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  10. thanks for the music, mr. watson.

    the afterlife just got a major funk in-jec-shun.
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  11. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Motown Funk Brother great Eddie Wilson passed in August as well.

    So sad..these guys were so great.

    Luckily...I saw them perform once in NYC. I purchased a Funk Brother T Shirt at the show and they all signed it.
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  12. Mildew Jones

    Mildew Jones

    Dec 18, 2014
    Aw, Man...Rest In Peace, Mr Watson. I've been on a Herbie 70's era kick for the last few months, absorbing lots of Paul Jackson amazingness, lots of Mr Wah Wah in there as well, gave his solo album a listen or 2.
    Lady Funk sheds a tear...
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  13. Bassheart365

    Bassheart365 Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California
    "A good bassist determines the direction of any band." - Ron Carter
    The best funk rhythm guitar player that ever lived. His playing was infectious. RIP.
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  14. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    R.I.P. Melvin
  15. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    WWW maybe was an outsider in those Hancock bands...somewhere I read how WWW played the same solo (not his forte) every night. BUT...he always played it like it was the 1st time ever.

    Love his style.
  16. Steve59


    Mar 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Song of the day. RIP Mr. Watson. And miss you LJ.
  17. A small sampling of his work:

    RIP sir.
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  18. Rumbledore

    Rumbledore Banned

    Jun 2, 2018
    *Wah Wah Wahtson
  19. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    RIP. Keep it funky upstairs!

  20. Snaxster


    Nov 29, 2008
    My thanks to Wah Wah Watson for all he gave the world for so many years. I wish him peace. He never stopped playing at such a high level in such excellent musical settings.

    Here are two of my post-Motown favorites:


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