Home Again!

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/1996
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707923927
  • Catalog Number: 79239
  • Sales rank: 145,114

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Down in the Valley to Pray (2:01)
  2. 2 Georgie (2:48)
  3. 3 The Old Man Below (2:07)
  4. 4 Katie Morey (2:25)
  5. 5 F. F.V. (4:04)
  6. 6 Winter's Night (3:25)
  7. 7 Dill Pickle Rag (1:26)
  8. 8 Sing Song Kitty (2:19)
  9. 9 Froggie Went A-Courtin' (4:07)
  10. 10 Pretty Saro (2:45)
  11. 11 Childhood Play (2:00)
  12. 12 Rain Crow Bill (1:47)
  13. 13 Matty Groves (6:07)
  14. 14 Victory Rag (1:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Doc Watson Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Russ Savakus Bass, String Bass
Merle Watson Guitar
Technical Credits
Doc Watson Arranger, Adaptation
Solomon Burke Composer
Bert Berns Composer
Babe Chivian Composer
Charles Frizzell Cover Photo
Dwight Greer Arranger, Adaptation
Joseph Martin Composer
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