Doc Watson- Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton

Doc Watson- Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton

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Label: Smithsonian 

Released 2020

Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton is a new album of old-time music produced from archival recordings by two legendary musicians. These largely unheard tapes were recorded at Doc Watson's two earliest concerts, presented in New York City's Greenwich Village in 1962. Those shows were among the rare appearances Doc's father-in-law, fiddler Gaither Carlton, made outside of North Carolina. The instrumental pieces, including Gaither's signature tune "Double File," include intricate musical interactions developed through years of family music-making. On the songs and ballads, Doc's instantly recognizable baritone voice is accompanied by his own guitar and Gaither's fiddle, or by the traditional combination of fiddle and banjo. Shortly after these recordings were made, Doc Watson embarked on a career as one of America's premier acoustic guitarists, earning the National Medal of Arts and eight Grammy Awards.

Track Listing: 

  1. Double File
  2. Handsome Molly
  3. He's Coming to Us Dead
  4. Corrina
  5. Brown's Dream
  6. Groundhog (Blind Lemon's Version)
  7. My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
  8. Bonaparte's Retreat
  9. Willie Moore
  10. The Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
  11. Goin' Back to Jericho
  12. Billy in the Low Ground
  13. Reuben's Train
  14. The Dream of the Miner's Child
  15. Groundhog (F.O.T.M. Version)