Doc Watson

Doc Watson

by Doc WatsonDoc Watson

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Overview

Watson's arrival on the folk scene of the '60s was a major event in American music, due mostly to his appearance at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival and the release of this self-titled album the following year. Not only did it revolutionize folk guitar picking, but it set the standard for the rest of his career with its mix of old-timey numbers, blues, gospel, and adapted fiddle tunes. The album is incredibly varied, from the stark, banjo-driven "Country Blues" to the humorous "Intoxicated Rat," and many of these songs became Watson standards, especially his signature song "Black Mountain Rag." His incredible flat-picking skills may have been what initially wowed his audiences, but it was Watson's complete mastery of the folk idiom that assured his lasting popularity.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/1995
Label: Vanguard Imports
UPC: 0090204401727
catalogNumber: 0440172
Rank: 63976

Tracks

  1. Nashville Blues
  2. Sitting on Top of the World
  3. Intoxicated Rat
  4. Country Blues
  5. Talk About Suffering
  6. Born About Six Thousand Years Ago
  7. Black Mountain Rag
  8. Omie Wise
  9. Georgie Buck
  10. Doc's Guitar
  11. Deep River Blues
  12. St. James Hospital
  13. Tom Dooley

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