Watson Country

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Smith
This collection is drawn from the albums Watson recorded for Flying Fish between 1980-1984. As the title implies, it features a selection of traditional country tunes and newer songs done in a country style. It has the smooth Nashville production characteristic of his albums of the time, but that's not really a flaw -- even if it takes some of the leather out of his playing, having a full backing band extends his appeal beyond the hillbilly curtain, and to many ears, that's a good thing. Everyone sounds comfortable and plays great, with Mark O'Connor and Sam Bush being a few of the musicians contributing. A nice range of writers are covered here too, including Jimmie Rodgers,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Smith
This collection is drawn from the albums Watson recorded for Flying Fish between 1980-1984. As the title implies, it features a selection of traditional country tunes and newer songs done in a country style. It has the smooth Nashville production characteristic of his albums of the time, but that's not really a flaw -- even if it takes some of the leather out of his playing, having a full backing band extends his appeal beyond the hillbilly curtain, and to many ears, that's a good thing. Everyone sounds comfortable and plays great, with Mark O'Connor and Sam Bush being a few of the musicians contributing. A nice range of writers are covered here too, including Jimmie Rodgers, Merle Travis, Tom Paxton, the Delmore Brothers, and Dan Fogelberg. Doc recorded many albums in this style, but for newcomers this is a nice sampler of his middle years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/1996
  • Label: Flying Fish Records
  • UPC: 018964065126
  • Catalog Number: 651

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Doc & Merle Watson Primary Artist
Doc Watson Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Sam Bush Fiddle, Mandolin
Tom Scott Clarinet
Byron Berline Fiddle
T. Michael Coleman Bass, Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Pat McInerney Percussion, Drums
Mark O'Connor Fiddle, Mandolin
Herb Pedersen Vocal Harmony
Al Perkins Pedal Steel Guitar
Joe Smothers Background Vocals
Ron Tutt Drums
Merle Watson Banjo, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar
Technical Credits
Merle Travis Composer
Doc Watson Arranger, Adaptation
Hank Cicalo Engineer
Garth Fundis Engineer
Mitch Greenhill Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, Adaptation
Roger Seibel Mastering
Mayne Smith Arranger, Adaptation
John Strother Engineer, Remixing
Ernie Winfrey Engineer
Carl Rudisill Engineer
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