Wah Wah Watson

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Melvin Ragin (December 8, 1950 – October 24, 2018), better known by the nickname “Wah Wah Watson“, is an American guitarist and session musician famed for his skills with a wah-wah pedal.

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Melvin Ragin moved to Detroit and became a member of the Motown Records studio band, The Funk Brothers, where he recorded with artists like The Temptations (his guitar work on “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” is particularly notable), The Jackson 5, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight & The Pips, and The Supremes. He played on numerous sessions in the 1970s and 1980s for many top soul, funk and disco acts, including Herbie Hancock; he both recorded and composed songs with the Pointer Sisters.

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