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Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson

g, syn, voc, *1950 US, Richmond, Virginia
Musician / Songwriter of R&B/Soul and Jazz
A.k.a. Melvin Ragin

Soul funk guitarist - songwriter - producer. Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1950, died in Santa Monica, California on October 24, 2018 at the age of 67. He joined the Motown house band, The Funk Brothers, in 1968 and later played on one of The Temptations’ most iconic singles 'Papa Was A Rollin' Stone'. He also worked as a top session musician for artists such as Michael Jackson (Off The Wall), Marvin Gaye (Let's Get It On), Herbie Hancock (Man-Child), and Quincy Jones (Body Heat), among others.

  • Guitar
  • Synthesizer
  • Vocals
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Dance
  • Hip-Hop/Rap

Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Do It RightMelvin "Wah Wah" Watson & Doc Gee2001Album
Who Say DJ Can't Play Jazz?Loving Power Featuring Wilton Felder, Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson, Phil Upchurch, Larry Dunn & John Robinson1993Album
Nightbird & Company with Alison SteeleHerbie Hancock & Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson / John Mayall / Bee Gees / Leo Sayer1977Compil.
ElementaryMelvin "Wah Wah" Watson1976Album
Love Ain't Somethin' / BubblesMelvin "Wah Wah" Watson1976Single
Goo Goo Wah WahMelvin "Wah Wah" Watson1976Single
Doin' It / Together (Whatever)Herbie Hancock / Melvin "Wah Wah" Watson1976Album
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