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Funk Beyond the Call of Duty (Bonus Track Version)


Download links and information about Funk Beyond the Call of Duty (Bonus Track Version) by Johnny Guitar Watson. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Disco, Funk genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 44:19 minutes.

Artist: Johnny Guitar Watson
Release date: 1977
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Disco, Funk
Tracks: 9
Duration: 44:19
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No. Title Length
1. Funk Beyond the Call of Duty (featuring Johnny) 5:14
2. It's About the Dollar Bill (featuring Johnny) 4:12
3. Give Me My Love (featuring Johnny) 6:57
4. It's a Damn Shame (featuring Johnny) 4:59
5. I'm Gonna Get You Baby (featuring Johnny) 4:04
6. Barn Door (featuring Johnny) 4:29
7. Love That Will Not Die (featuring Johnny) 3:51
8. Can You Handle It (Bonus Track) (featuring Johnny) 5:14
9. Virginia's Pretty Funky (Bonus Track) (featuring Johnny) 5:19



While many monumental funk performers of the '70s were either silly or intimidating, Johnny “Guitar” Watson stood alone in his ability to be both. The cover of his 1977 LP Funk Beyond the Call of Duty shows him hamming it up for the camera with an attractive model, bathed in the late-afternoon light of Los Angeles, his adopted hometown. A veteran of the '50s R&B industry, Watson grasped the importance of showmanship—but his unpolished aesthetic and tar-sticky voice made him seem overtly streetwise at a time when most R&B stars were excessively groomed. Though the songs here can feel simplistic, they're actually multidimensional, with layers of funk, blues, disco, and jazz all mutated by Watson’s eccentric touch. The album didn’t contain a breakout single, but “Funk Beyond the Call of Duty,” “It’s About the Dollar Bill,” and the superlative bonus track “Can You Handle It” exemplify Watson’s unique faculties. Though he never became a household name, his work as an effortlessly virtuosic R&B bandleader would lay the blueprint for Prince in the years to come.