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The Doc Watson Family

The Watson Family: The Doc Watson Family (Transatlantic XTRA 1082)

The Doc Watson Family
The Watson Family

Folkways Records FW02366 (LP, USA, 1963)
Transatlantic Records XTRA (LP, UK, 1969)
Smithsonian Folkways SF 40012 (CD/download, USA, 1990)

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Recorded by Ralph Rinzler Eugene W. Earle, Archie Green, and Peter Siegel;
Cover photo by Robert Yellin;
Cover design by Craig Mierop

Musicians

Doc Watson, Rosa Lee Watson, Arnold Watson, Mrs General D. Watson, Gaither Carlton, Sophronie Miller Greer

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Ground Hog (Roud 3125) (2.17)
  2. Every Day Dirt (Roud 432; Laws Q9; G/D 7:1461; Henry H682) (2.03)
  3. Bonaparte's Retreat (1.28)
  4. The House Carpenter (Roud 14; Child 243; G/D 2:332) (4.26)
  5. I'm Troubled (Roud 414 / 12091) (2.38)
  6. Your Long Journey (Roud 11259) (2.31)
  7. When I Die (Roud 23069) (2.13)
  8. The Train That Carried My Girl from Town (Roud 7027) (2.15)
  1. Down the Road (Roud 11585) (1.37)
  2. The Lone Pilgrim (Roud 2841) (3.02)
  3. Texas Gales / Blackberry Rag (1.53)
  4. Darling Corey (Roud 5723) (2.34)
  5. The Triplett Tragedy (Roud 23070) (5.25)
  6. Muddy Roads (1.20)
  7. The Lost Soul (Roud 19348) (2.51)
CD bonus tracks
  1. Keep to the Middle of the Road (Roud 23068) (1.14)
  2. The Old Man Below (Roud 11270) (1.35)
  3. Pretty Saro (Roud 417) (1.42)
  4. Cousin Sally Brown (2.20)
  5. Look Down That Lonesome Road (Roud 824) (2.06)
  6. Doodle Bug (1.02)
  7. Rambling Hobo (1.38)
  8. The Cuckoo Bird (Roud 413; G/D 6:1157; Henry H479) (3.03)
  9. Frosty Morn (1.41)
  10. Shady Grove (Roud 4456) (2.17)
  11. Southbound (Roud 11269) (2.40)

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The Watson Family Tradition

The Watson Family: The Watson Family Tradition (Topic 12TS336)

The Watson Family Tradition
The Watson Family

Rounder Records 0129 (LP, USA, 1977)
Topic Records 12TS336 (LP, UK, 1977)
Rounder Records 11661 0564 2 (CD, USA, 1995)

The Watson Family: The Doc Watson Family Tradition (Rounder 11661 0564 2)
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Recorded by Ralph Rinzler and Daniel Seeger in September 1964 [4, 6-12, 19-20] and May 1965 [1-3, 5, 13-18, 21];
Spoken passages by Doc Watson recorded by A.L. Lloyd in 1976;
Edited by Peter Siegel, A.L. Lloyd and Ralph Rinzler;
Produced by A.L. Lloyd and Ralph Rinzler;
Front sleeve photograph by Daniel Seeger;
Sleeve design by Tony Russell

Musicians

Gaither Carlton (1901-1972), fiddle [1-2, 5-10, 15], vocal [13, 15, 21], banjo [13, 17, 21];
Dolly Greer, vocal [3, 11, 16, 20];
Tina Greer, vocal [14, 18];
Annie Watson, vocal [19];
Arnold Watson, banjo [5-6, 12], vocal [19];
Arthel Lane “Doc” Watson (1923-), vocal [4-6, 9, 19], guitar [2, 4, 6-7, 10, 12], banjo [5, 8];
Merle Watson (1949-1985), guitar [8, 10];
Rosa Lee Watson (1931-), vocal [4]

(Rosa Lee Watson is Gaither Carlton's daughter and Doc Watson's wife;
Merle Watson was Doc and Rosa Lee Watson's son)

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [Gaither] Georgie (Roud 90; Child 209; G/D 2:249) (1.05)
  2. [Gaither, Doc] Fish in the Mill-Pond (1.40)
  3. [Dolly] Children’s Songs: Julie Jenkins (Roud 731) / Hushabye (Roud 6705) / Baa Nanny Black Sheep (Roud 18267) / Sheepy and the Goat (Roud 15661) (2.28)
  4. [Rosa Lee, Doc] I Heard My Mother Weeping (3.02)
  5. [Gaither, Arnold, Doc] Reuben’s Train (Roud 3423) (2.40)
  6. [Gaither, Arnold, Doc] Biscuits (Roud 7876) (3.14)
  7. [Gaither, Doc] Tucker’s Barn (3.00)
  8. [Gaither, Doc, Merle] Give the Flddler a Dram (1.50)
  9. [Doc, Gaither] And Am I Born to Die? (Roud 6678) (4.08)
  1. [Gaither, Doc, Merle] Marthy, Won’t You Have Some Good Old Cider? (2.06)
  2. [Dolly] A-Roving on a Winter’s Night (Roud 3601; G/D 8:1540) (1.58)
  3. [Arnold, Doc] Arnold’s Tune (0.45)
  4. [Gaither] Pretty Saro (Roud 417) (2.12)
  5. [Tina] Early, Early in the Spring (Roud 152; Laws M1; G/D 1:51) (2.03)
  6. [Gaither] Little Maggie (Roud 5723) (2.35)
  7. [Dolly] Bill Banks (2.28)
  8. [Gaither] Rambling Hobo (1.10)
  9. [Tina] One Morning in May (Roud 140; Laws P14) (1.42)
  10. [Doc, Arnold, Annie] The Faithful Soldier (Roud 15077) (4.02)
  11. [Dolly] Omie Wise (Roud 447; Laws F4) (2.43)
  12. [Gaither] Jimmy Sutton (Roud 7878) (1.12)