DOC & MERLE WATSON 'Black Mountain Rag'

DOC & MERLE WATSON 'Black Mountain Rag'

  • $13.50


Here is another re-shuffling of vintage Doc Watson material, where we urge the reader to carefully check what he/she already has of these titles. Doc & his late son Merle recorded three albums for the Flying Fish label between 1980 and 1982, (Red Rocking Chair, Doc & Merle’s Guitar Album, and Pickin’ The Blues). Rounder, which now owns all the Flying Fish masters, has essentially divided the tracks from those records into two CDs, with most of the blues material going to a CD entitled “Sittin’ Here Pickin’ The Blues” (ROU-11617, $ 13.50) and this new release, which features mostly—but not exclusively—instrumentals. To complicate things further, there’s another re-issue entitled “Watson Country” (FF-0651) which duplicates 11 of the 20 tracks on this new album. In short, all—or just about all—of this material is already available elsewhere. For those who don’t need to worry about duplication, there’s a lot of typically good Watson picking and singing here, although there’s more percussion used than in most of Watson’s best recordings. With 20 tracks, it is good value.

Artists:

  • DOC WATSON
  • MERLE WATSON
  • T. MICHAEL COLEMAN
  • PAT McINERNEY
  • MARK O'CONNER
  • RON TUTT
  • AL PERKINS
  • HERB PEDERSEN
  • TOM SCOTT
  • GENE ESTES
  • BYRON BERLINE
  • HANK 'BONES' KAHN
  • NORMAN BLAKE
  • TONY RICE

Track Listing:

  • BLACK MOUNTAIN RAG
  • SMOKE, SMOKE, SMOKE
  • BLACK PINE WALTZ
  • RED ROCKING CHAIR
  • TWINKLE, TWINKLE
  • BELOW FREEZING
  • MOLE IN THE GROUND
  • LIZA/LADY BE GOOD
  • DOWN YONDER
  • COTTON ROW
  • SADIE
  • LEAVING LONDON
  • GUITAR POLKA
  • FISHER'S HORNPIPE/DEVIL'S DREAM
  • ALONG THE ROAD
  • BYE BYE BLUEBELLE/SMILES
  • SHEEPS IN THE MEADOW/STONY FORK
  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME
  • BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM
  • GONNA LAY DOWN MY OLD GUITAR