Home Again!

Home Again!

by Doc WatsonDoc Watson


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Doc Watson's fourth Vanguard album, Home Again! is his most affecting folk-style record, with unexpectedly warm vocals matched to the quiet virtuosity of his playing. With only a couple of instrumentals on this 14-song collection, the rest features Watson performing lively, achingly beautiful renditions of popular folk standards ("Katie Morey," "Georgie," "Froggie Went A-Courtin'," "Matty Groves"). There isn't a weak number here, although highlights include the haunting "Winter's Night," and "The F.F.V.," the latter a grim but lively song in memory of a train wreck and a dead engineer. All are played with very imposing dexterity by Watson, joined by his son Merle and Russ Savakus on upright bass. This album was a great showcase for Watson's voice -- vaguely similar to but rougher-hewn than Burl Ives -- which is often overlooked in the aura of his playing.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/1996
Label: Vanguard Imports
UPC: 0090204540020
catalogNumber: 0454002
Rank: 78499


  1. Down in the Valley to Pray
  2. Georgie
  3. The Old Man Below
  4. Katie Morey
  5. F. F.V.
  6. Winter's Night
  7. Dill Pickle Rag
  8. Sing Song Kitty
  9. Froggie Went A-Courtin'
  10. Pretty Saro
  11. Childhood Play
  12. Rain Crow Bill
  13. Matty Groves
  14. Victory Rag

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