Trouble in Mind: Doc Watson Country Blues Collection

Trouble in Mind: Doc Watson Country Blues Collection

by Doc Watson


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Doc Watson is a brilliant guitarist and singer who knows his way around so much American music that his comfort with blues material should come as little surprise. Anyone needing further proof should turn to this entertaining collection, which assembles just a small proportion of the many blues and blues-related songs that Watson has recorded over the past five decades. Collected from Vanguard and Sugar Hill recordings that include Watson’s earliest albums under his own name, this set finds the roots music patriarch covering traditional tunes, Jimmie Rodgers and Delmore Brothers classics, and Deep South blues by the likes of Mississippi John Hurt. Watson’s gorgeous guitar, banjo, and harmonica work, as well as his always expressive vocalizing, turn each performance into a mini-masterwork. Although it makes no claim of representing Watson’s full range as an artist, this worthy collection is a fine starting place for anyone unfamiliar with the riches of Watson’s majestic art.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/08/2003
Label: Sugarhill
UPC: 0015891396620
catalogNumber: 3966
Rank: 73168

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doc Watson   Primary Artist,Banjo,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Eric Weissberg   Bass
Arnold Watson   Banjo
Merle Watson   Banjo,Guitar

Technical Credits

Mississippi John Hurt   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Doc Watson   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
W.C. Handy   Composer
Dock Boggs   Arranger,Adaptation
Walter Vinson   Composer
Lonnie Chatmon   Composer
Alton Delmore   Composer
Rabon Delmore   Composer
Hally Wood   Composer
Elsie McWilliams   Composer
Henry Whittier   Composer
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Bruce Winkworth   Liner Notes
Wilbur Jones   Composer

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