The Best of Doc Watson: 1964-1968

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All Music Guide - Matt Fink
Boasting 23 tracks three unreleased culled from six of Watson's classic Vanguard albums, The Best of Doc Watson 1964-1968 is a great summing up of the music he made during that period and a perfect testament to his standing as a true American musical treasure. Showcasing the amazing depth of ability that Watson has made his trademark, this collection covers all the bases, including outstanding examples of his virtuosic flat-picking guitar work in great instrumentals like "Dill Pickle Rag," "Windy and Warm" and the amazingly dexterous "Beaumont Rag." A perfect synthesis of country, blues and folk, Watson bounces from haunting murder ballads like "Omie Wise" and the solemn "Tom...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Fink
Boasting 23 tracks three unreleased culled from six of Watson's classic Vanguard albums, The Best of Doc Watson 1964-1968 is a great summing up of the music he made during that period and a perfect testament to his standing as a true American musical treasure. Showcasing the amazing depth of ability that Watson has made his trademark, this collection covers all the bases, including outstanding examples of his virtuosic flat-picking guitar work in great instrumentals like "Dill Pickle Rag," "Windy and Warm" and the amazingly dexterous "Beaumont Rag." A perfect synthesis of country, blues and folk, Watson bounces from haunting murder ballads like "Omie Wise" and the solemn "Tom Dooley" to lighthearted numbers like "Muskrat" and "Intoxicated Rat." Faithful covers of Jimmie Rodgers' "My Rough and Rowdy Ways" and the Carter Family's "The Cyclone of Ryecov" show the reverence with which Watson tackles the work of the masters who have inspired his music. No fan of flat-top guitar picking should be without this one in their collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/1999
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707953528
  • Catalog Number: 79535
  • Sales rank: 37,247

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Muskrat - Merle Watson (2:51)
  2. 2 Country Blues (3:29)
  3. 3 Rising Sun Blues - Merle Watson (4:14)
  4. 4 Tennessee Stud (3:35)
  5. 5 Down in the Valley to Pray (1:59)
  6. 6 Dill Pickle Rag (1:21)
  7. 7 Otto Wood the Bandit - Merle Watson (3:13)
  8. 8 Windy and Warm (2:12)
  9. 9 Little Sadie (1:56)
  10. 10 Blue Railroad Train (2:41)
  11. 11 Omie Wise (4:24)
  12. 12 Intoxicated Rat (2:29)
  13. 13 Tom Dooley (3:14)
  14. 14 Alberta (2:40)
  15. 15 Beaumont Rag (1:39)
  16. 16 Shady Grove (2:55)
  17. 17 My Rough and Rowdy Ways (2:29)
  18. 18 The Train That Carried My Girl from Town (3:44)
  19. 19 Black Mountain Rag (1:43)
  20. 20 Grandfather's Clock (3:20)
  21. 21 The Cyclone of Ryecov (3:10)
  22. 22 Doc's Guitar (1:23)
  23. 23 Crawdad Hole (3:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Doc Watson Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Merle Watson Track Performer
Technical Credits
Big Joe Turner Composer
Merle Travis Composer
Doc Watson Composer
Solomon Burke Composer
Dock Boggs Composer
Bert Berns Composer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
Harold Hensley Composer
Lou Willie Turner Composer
Tex Ann Composer
Babe Chivian Composer
Traditional Composer
Joseph Martin Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Place to Meet Doc Watson

    These early recording capture many of the facets of Watson's musical genius. Many of his signature songs and instrumentals are here. If you only want a sample of Doc, this CD will fill the bill. But likely you will find you are hungering for more. I feel that Doc's Vanguard and Flying Fish eras are his best. However, Memories and Remembering Merle, his tribute CD to his son Merle,on Sugar Hill are very good also. As one Rolling Stone Record Guide put it, "Doc probably couldn't make a bad record if he tried."

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