Thursday, February 3, 2011

Throwback Thursday Vol. 5: Texas Triple

Johnny "Guitar" Watson (February 3, 1935 – May 17, 1996) was a Blues and Funk guitarist from Houston, Texas. He was influenced by the likes of T-Bone Walker and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. He pioneered the feedback and reverb sound on the guitar in 1954 and was also an influence to other guitarists and musicians.


Jazz flautist Bobbi Humphrey was born in Marlin, Texas and raised in Dallas. She's listed as Billboard's Best Female Instrumentalist in 1976. She has played with well known musicians ranging from Duke Ellington to Lee Morgan. Humphrey and George Benson were gusts on Stevie Wonder's "Another Star" from Songs In The Key of Life. Her most noted recordings are songs composed by the Mizell Brothers.


R&B singing duo Yarbrough & Peoples were born and raised in Dallas, Texas. In 1981 their single "Don't Stop The Music" from The Two of Us hit #1 on Billboard R&B chart, knocking their label-mate, The Gap Band's song "Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)" out of the top spot.

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