• Worldwide
  • wahwahwatson.com

Wah Wah Chooses sE

Some of you may not know Melvin ‘Wah Wah Watson’ Ragin by name, but you do know 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' by The Temptations, Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On' and ‘Off the Wall’ by Michael Jackson.Wah Wah Watsonis an American guitarist, producer, writer and artist and contributed his skills to hundreds of singles and albums. He is well known for his skills with a Wah Wah Pedal, hence the nickname, and was a key player in 70’s Motown sound, so we were very excited to hear what Wah Wah Watson had to say about his career, working with the late Marvin Gaye andsE mics

“My Mother bought my first guitar for $15 with a promise from me that I would learn how to play it, and I did. I played my first major record date when I was 20 years old with renowned Motown producer Norman Whitfield. Norman called me in to play on Edwin Starr's ‘Stop the War Now’, released by Motown in the spring of 1971.”

“Then came sessions with The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Supremes and loads more.” Watson, meanwhile, had also begun what turned out to be a lengthy residency with the famed 12-piece Motown band led by Hamilton Bohannon. "That's where I really started developing my signature technique, and picked the nickname Wah Wah Watson”.

“I worked with all the hit producers at Motown, including Holland-Dozier-Holland, Frank Wilson and Johnny Bristol, butthe person who had the biggest influence on me was Norman Whitfield.It was Whitfield who produced The Temptations ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’, the 1972 soul and pop hit which prominently featured my signature funky ‘Wah Wah groove’”.

“Between sessions I was playing major tours with a wide range of pop, soul and jazz stars. The most memorable was in the summer of 1983, I toured with the late Marvin Gaye on ‘The Midnight Love Tour’, unfortunately this was Marvin's last tour”.

Ragin has been working on several projects over the past year, one being an ambitious studio ‘Wah Wah Funk and Groove’ project. His most recent release ‘I Just Can’t Go On’, he worked on with Ray Parker Jr. who has played guitar on quite a few hits with him. When asked about his gear, he points out, “You may know I have used the Talk Box on a lot of records and therefore have to use a mic to pick up the sound.”

“I have used quite a few mic's with the Talk Box, however I fell in love with thesE H1so much I used it to record my Talk Box in Studio setting. It captures the sound in such a realistic way; it has become part of my arsenal. I have also tried thesE 4400a, which really sounds like a mic from my past recording days. I also love the Reflexion Filters as they allow me to have a fatter quieter sound on vocals. Makes me Goo Goo Wah Wah...(!)”

For more information on any of the sE gear mentioned, or if you would like to audition sE mics in your studio, please email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

sE electronics website - http://www.seelectronics.com

Leave your comments

terms and condition.

People in this conversation

Load Previous Comments
  • Guest (Maricela)

    Hi to all, the contents present at this site are really amazing for people experience, well, keep up The 1975 tickets brisbane good work fellows.

  • Guest (Katherine)

    I feel that is one of the so much important information for me. And i am satisfied studying your article. However wanna observation on few common things, The site style is wonderful, the articles is in point of fact great : D. Good activity, cheers

    Feel free to visit my homepage iron maiden Tour With megadeth

  • Guest (Karl)

    Hello to all, how is all, I think every one is getting more from this site, and your views are pleasant rod stewart tickets in Brighton favor of new users.

  • Guest (Asa)

    Hi, yes this article is in fact good and I have learned lot of things from it concerning blogging. thanks.

    Also visit my site ... motorworks.ae

  • Guest (Ernie)

    I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

    My weblog Chouxproperties.com

  • Guest (Fermin)

    Very good info. Lucky me I recently found your website by chance (stumbleupon). I've book marked it for later!

    Feel free to visit my website ... bastille Tickets zurich

  • Guest (Marcia)

    Hi Dear, are you in fact visiting this website on a regular basis, if so then you will absolutely take pleasant know-how.

    Also visit my web site ... Astonforbes.Com

  • Guest (Georgianna)

    My brother suggested I might like this blog. He used to be totally right. This post actually made my day. You cann't believe just how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

    Take a look at my web site :: needtobreathe concert huber heights

  • Guest (Gaston)

    It's remarkable in support of me to have a website, which is beneficial for my experience. thanks admin

    Also visit my page - Tedeschi trucks Band shelter Lyrics

  • Guest (Ernest)

    This design is spectacular! You most certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost...HaHa!) Excellent job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

    My site: idina Menzel tour wembley

(c) 2013 - 2017 Wah Wah Watson Music, LLC All Rights Reserved - Duplication or reproduction of content on this website is prohibited without authorization of respective rights holders. Use contact page to correspond with site owner. Website design and maintenance by Rainysongs Entertainment - www.rainysongs.com - 800-756-7717