The South Side ~ Fridays 7-10pm

Chas Lewis / Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 @ 10:06 p.m. /

Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Etta James on Johnny "Guitar" Watson: "I got everything from him . . . my whole ballad style comes from imitating Johnny's style.  He was the baddest and the best."

Fri 2/3 was the birthday of the late Johnny "Guitar" Watson, born in Houston in 1935.  A major influence on musicians as diverse as Frank Zappa, fellow Texan Guitar Slim, Jimi Hendrix and Etta James.

Check out The South Side website to see the playlist from Feb 3rd along with links about Johnny "Guitar" Watson.