Doc Watson & Son

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Doc Watson & Son
Studio album by Doc Watson, Merle Watson
Released 1965
Genre Folk, blues
Label Vanguard (VAND 79170)
Producer Ralph Rinzler
Doc Watson chronology
Doc Watson
(1964)
Doc Watson & Son
(1965)
Southbound
(1966)

Doc Watson & Son is the self titled début album by Doc Watson and Merle Watson, released in 1965.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Jim Smith wrote the album "... shows the duo's musical partnership already in full flower."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Muskrat" (Traditional) – 2:54
  2. "Weary Blues" (Traditional) – 2:43
  3. "Medley: Fiddler's Dram/Whistling Rufus/Ragtime Annie (Raggedy Ann)" (Traditional) – 2:13
  4. "Dream of the Miner's Child" (Traditional) – 2:48
  5. "Rising Sun Blues" (Clarence Ashley) – 4:19
  6. "Mama Blues" (Watson) – 2:20
  7. "We Shall All Be Reunited" (Robert Bateman) – 2:14
  8. "Little Stream of Whiskey" (Traditional) – 2:28
  9. "Little Sadie" (Traditional) – 2:01
  10. "Beaumont Rag" (Traditional) – 1:41
  11. "Otto Wood the Bandit" (Walter "The Kid" Smith) – 3:18
  12. "Faithful Soldier" (Traditional) – 3:12
  13. "Memphis Blues" (John Miller) – 1:36
  14. "Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar" (Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore) – 2:08

Personnel[edit]

  • Doc Watson – 6 & 12 string-guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Merle Watson – guitar

Production notes

  • Produced by Ralph Rinzler
  • Cover photo by David Gahr
  • Design by Jules Halfant

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith, Jim. "Doc Watson & Son > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.