One time when I was sixteen and was on break at my job at a fast food outlet, a man around my dad’s age (mid 50’s) smiled at me from another table. I smiled back because he was an older man and that’s what you do to be polite. But then when I was sweeping up out the front a while later, the same man got out of his car with a little piece of paper in his hands, walked up to me, asked me to go on a date to a comedy club with him, gave me the piece of paper with his number on it and walked off, without me saying a word and that was the first time a random ever hit on me.
Includes Watson’s best mid-’50s recordings for Federal Records and early ‘60s sides for King. Also features one of the biggest hits of his career, the top 5 hit “Cuttin’ In” and the stratospheric instrumental “Space Guitar.” As a bonus there is an earlier second take of “Space Guitar” that’s similar in structure but utterly different improvisationally.