DOC & MERLE WATSON 'Home Sweet Home'
Though Doc Watson has generally stayed away from a strictly Bluegrass format, he did have one very successful all Bluegrass album (SH-3752, RIDING THAT MIDNIGHT TRAIN, still available, $ 13.00 on CD), and he’s back with this "new" one, which has an unusual story. It started with a home tape recording made in 1967, when a young Merle Watson had been playing banjo for just a year or so. Just Merle & Doc were on the recently discovered tape, but it was beefed up with some fine playing by Sam Bush (fiddle & mandolin), Marty Stuart (mandolin), T. Michael Coleman (bass) and Alan O’Bryant (harmony vocals). The result is a dynamic, natural sounding & fine Bluegrass record! Hats off to all involved—this is a fine & recommended album. LONESOME BANJO, DOWN THE ROAD, OLD JOE CLARK, BIG SPIKE HAMMER, LITTLE MAGGIE, WORRIED BLUES, I WONDER HOW THE OLD FOLKS ARE AT HOME, etc.