Home Again!

Home Again!

by Doc Watson


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Home Again!

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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Release Date: 09/30/1996
Label: Vanguard Imports
UPC: 0090204540020
catalogNumber: 0454002
Rank: 297245

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