Gangster Of Love
Composer: Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Gangster Of Love was performed by the Grateful Dead in 1966.

First recorded by Johnny "Guitar" Watson as a demo in 1956. This version was not released. He recorded the song again for the Keen label who released it on a single in 1957 and on an LP in 1958. Watson recorded the song again for the King label in 1962.

The song sometimes occurs as Gangster Of Love (Love Bandit). The Cadets recorded the song as just Love Bandit. (Note that there are other songs with the title Love Bandit.)

Johnny Guitar Watson

no info Unreleased demo, 1956
no info Single (Gangster of Love / One Room Country Shack), 1957
info Gangster of Love (LP), 1958
no info Single (Gangster of Love / In The Evening), 1962
info Johnny "Guitar" Watson With Orchestra And Strings, 1963
no info Giant, 1978
no info Single (Gangster of Love / Guitar Disco), 1978
no info 12" Single (Gangster of Love / You Can Stay But The Noise Must Go), 1979
no info I Heard That, 1985
no info Blues Upside Your Head, Various Artists, 1988
no info Hot Just Like TNT, 1996
no info In Loving Memory: The Very Best of, 1996
no info Living the Blues: Blues Classics 1957-1959, Various Artists, 1996
no info King R&B Box Set, Various Artists, 1996
no info Ultimate Blues Collection, Various Artists, 1997
no info The Best of: Gangster of Love, 1998
no info The Very Best of, 1999
no info The Gangster of Love Collection, 2000
no info The Essential, 2002
no info You Need It: Anthology, 2002
no info Gangster of Love: The Very Best of, 2004
no info The Very Best of King/Federal/Deluxe, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2004
info Space Guitar: The Essential Early Masters, 2004
no info Superman Lover: The Ultimate Collection, 2004
no info The Best of the Modern Years, 2005
no info The Funk Anthology, 2005
no info The Best of the Funk Years, 2006
no info Live in Concert, 2006
no info Heavy Heart Blues, Various Artists, 2006
info Untouchable! The Classic 1959-1966 Recordings, 2007
info The Original Gangster of Love: The Keen Records Sessions, 2007

Grateful Dead

info Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966, Grateful Dead, 2005
info 30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set, 2015

Other recordings

no info Single (Love Bandit/Heaven Help Me), The Cadets, 1957
no info The Cadets, The Cadets, 1963
no info Single (Eternally / Gangster of Love), Johnny Winter, 1964
info Wooly Bully, Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs, 1965
info Sailor, Steve Miller Band, 1968
no info Single (Gangster of Love (Part 1) / Gangster of Love (Part 2)), Jimmy Norman, 1968
no info The Johnny Winter Story, Johnny Winter, 1969
info Steve Miller / QMS / The Band, Steve Miller, QMS, The Band, Various Artists, 1969
no info Single (Gangster of Love / Roadrunner), Johnny Winter, 1969
no info The Hoax Is Over, Billie Torpe And The Aztecs, 1970
no info The Winter Scene, Johnny Winter, 1972
info Children Of The Future / Sailor, Steve Miller Band, 1973
info The Best Of The Steve Miller Band 1968-1973, Steve Miller Band, 1977?
no info Rock 'n' Roll Hits of the 50's: The Cadets, The Cadets, 197?
no info Ready For Winter, Johnny Winter, 1981
info Steve Miller Band Live!, Steve Miller Band, 1983
no info Early Winter, Johnny Winter, 1986
info A Lone Star Kind Of Day, Johnny Winter, 1990
no info Live 89, Blues Company, 1990
no info Early Heat, Johnny Winter, 1990
no info Hamster Jam, The Hamsters, 1991
no info Five After Four AM, Johnny Winter, 1991
no info Early Heat, Johnny Winter, 1991
no info Blue Suede Shoes, Johnny Winter, 1991
no info Texas Harmonica Greats, Various Artists (Calvin Johnson), 1992
no info Gangster of Love, Johnny Winter, 1992
info Living In The USA, Steve Miller Band, 1992
info Nightrider, Johnny Winter, 1992?
info Blues To The Bone, Johnny Winter, 1992
no info Live in Las Vegas, The Pleasure Barons, 1993
no info The Texas Tornado, Johnny Winter, 1993
no info Kings of Blues Guitar, Various Artists (Johnny Winter), 1993
no info Lock Up Your Mother, Billy Thorpe, 1994
no info Stranded in the Jungle, The Cadets/The Jacks, 1994
no info Got it Bad, Ministers of Sinister, 1995
no info Electric Blues Man, Johnny Winter, 1996
no info Ease My Pain, Johnny Winter, 1997
no info Very Best of Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, 1997
no info Blues Guitar Masters, Various Artists (Johnny Winter), 1997
no info Last Night, Jesse Taylor, 1998
no info Texas Blues, Johnny Winter, 1998
no info Chess 2K1, The New Kings Rhythm, 2001
no info T.C.B., Aaron King & The Imperials, 2001
info Johnny Winter Collector's Box Set, Johnny Winter, 2001
info Steve Miller Band: On Tour 1973-1976, Steve Miller Band, 2002
info King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents the Steve Miller Band, 2002
no info T for Texas: Texas Blues Masters, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Johnny Winter), 2002
no info Winter Essentials 1960-1967, Johnny Winter, 2003
no info Blues Box: The Story of Blues, Various Artists (Johnny Winter), 2003
no info Still Cadillacin', Johnny 'Guitar' Blommer, 2004
no info Wooly Bully / Li'l Red Riding Hood, Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs, 2004
no info Anthology: All I Ever Needed, Greg Ridley, 2005
info Rock Breakout Years, Steve Miller Band, 2005
no info Rise, Eddie Turner, 2005
no info An Introduction to Johnny Winter, Johnny Winter, 2006
info What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977), Various Artists (Jimmy Norman), 2006
no info Blues Guitar Killers, Albert King/Johnny Winter, 2007
no info That Ain't My Name, Big Boy Bloater, 2008
no info Back of My Mind, J P Soars, 2008
no info Heroes in a Box, Various Artists (Johnny Winter), 2008
no info Legends of the 70's, Various Artists (Johnny Winter), 2008
no info Good Night Harry, The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, 2009
no info More Rare Gems, Chicago Blues Harmonica Project, 2009

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