Memories (Doc Watson album)

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Memories
Studio album by Doc Watson
Released 1975
Recorded 1975 at Jack Clement Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Folk, blues
Length 61:21
Label [United Artists UA-LA423-H2 0798]
Producer Chuck Cochran
Doc Watson chronology
Two Days in November
(1974)
Memories
(1975)
Doc and the Boys
(1976)

Memories is the title of a recording by Doc Watson, released in 1975. It was originally released as a double-LP by Capitol Records. It peaked at No. 47 on Billboard Country Albums charts and No. 193 on the Pop Album charts.

Guy Clark included a reference to Watson and his performance of "Columbus Stockade Blues" in the lyrics in his song "Dublin Blues": "I have seen the David, seen the Mona Lisa too, and I have heard Doc Watson sing Columbus Stockade Blues."

Sugar Hill re-issued Memories on CD in 1993. It has also been re-issued by Gott Discs.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (not rated) [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rambling Hobo" (Doc Watson) – 1:55
  2. "Shady Grove" (Traditional) – 2:42
  3. "Wake Up, Little Maggie" (Gaither Carlton, Doc Watson) – 2:53
  4. "Peartree" (Gaither Carlton, Doc Watson) – 2:21
  5. "Keep on the Sunny Side" (A. P. Carter, Gary Garett) – 2:09
  6. "Double File and Salt Creek" (Traditional) – 1:42
  7. "Curly Headed Baby" (L. Leatherman) – 2:59
  8. "Miss the Mississippi and You" (Bill Halley) – 3:42
  9. "Wabash Cannonball" (A. P. Carter) – 3:03
  10. "My Rose of Old Kentucky" (Bill Monroe) – 2:40
  11. "Blues Stay Away from Me" (Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore, Alton Glover, Wayne Raney) – 2:51
  12. "Walking Boss" – 2:24
  13. "Make Me a Pallet" (J. Parish) – 3:02
  14. "In the Jailhouse Now" (Jimmie Rodgers) – 3:30
  15. "Steel Guitar Rag" (Leon McAuliffe, Cliff Stone, Merle Travis) – 1:58
  16. "Hang Your Head in Shame" (Ed G. Nelson, Steve Nelson, Fred Rose) – 2:44
  17. "You Don't Know My Mind Blues" (Samuel H. Gray, Virginia Liston, Clarence Williams) – 3:11
  18. "Moody River" (Gary D. Bruce) – 2:36
  19. "Don't Tell Me Your Troubles" (Don Gibson) – 2:48
  20. "Columbus Stockade" (Jimmie Davis, Eva Sagent) – 3:18
  21. "Mama Don't Allow No Music" (Traditional) – 4:15
  22. "Thoughts of Never" (Merle Watson) – 2:38

Personnel[edit]

Production notes

  • Produced by Chuck Cochran
  • Mastering by Larry Boden
  • Re-mastering by Andrew Thompson
  • Photography by Jim McGuire
  • Design by Beverly Parker
  • Art direction by Bob Cato
  • Liner notes by Merle Travis and Chet Flippo
  • Engineering and mixing by Garth Fundis

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Memories > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Memories > Review. Rolling Stone.