Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Add links. Folk , blues. Two Days in November Memories He remains revered as one of the best flatpick guitarists of all time, and MerleFest the festival he founded in memory of his late son stands as an essential acoustic-music event.
Listen to the playlist below. Legacy was the Grammy-winning retrospective album Watson made with his longtime, late-period accompanist David Holt, with songs and stories going all the way back to his earliest days playing music.
Watson performs here with his father-in-law, the renowned old-time fiddler Gaither Carlton. It turns out he was almost as formidable on five strings as six. Ever modest, Doc always claimed that Merle was the better player.
He was, of course, wrong about that, but Merle was a great picker in his own right. Recorded live at Cornell University, this is an excellent version of the old spiritual that also appeared on Circle. And this cover of the instrumental by Merle Travis for whom Doc named his son is aptly named. When he really got to cooking, Watson could play guitar so fast he just about left a vapor trail. Ralph Rinzler, the musicologist who first discovered Doc in the early s, recorded this album live at the Watson family homestead in North Carolina.
It captures some of what life must have been like growing up singing and playing with Doc; son Merle, wife Rosa Lee and father-in-law Gaither Carlton are among the relatives present. Keep on the Sunny Side. Double File and Salt Creek. Curly Headed Baby. Miss the Mississippi and You. Bill Halley. Wabash Cannonball. My Rose of Old Kentucky. Bill Monroe. Blues Stay Away from Me. Walking Boss. Make Me a Pallet. In the Jailhouse Now. Jimmie Rodgers. Steel Guitar Rag. Hang Your Head in Shame.
Ed Nelson, Jr. Moody River. Gary D. Don't Tell Me Your Troubles. Don Gibson.
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