Two Days in November

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Two Days in November
Studio album by Doc Watson, Merle Watson
Released 1974
Recorded Jack Clement Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Folk, blues
Label Poppy Records
Producer Jack Clement
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Two Days in November

Two Days in November is the title of a recording by Doc Watson and Merle Watson, released in 1974. The title refers to the two days it took to complete the recording.

At the Grammy Awards of 1975, Two Days in November won the 1974 Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording.

Sugar Hill records re-issued versions — that excluded some tracks — of both Two Days in November and Then and Now in 1994. BGO Records released both with additional tracks from The Elementary Doctor Watson! in 2002.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Lindsay Palmer wrote of the album "Doc Watson's amplified approach to traditional melodies as well as the reworking of cover material is decidedly modern, yet the interpretations directly hark back to their acoustic counterparts... Seasoned as well as developing enthusiasts of bluegrass, newgrass, traditional country, and Americana agree that Doc & Merle Watson developed and created some of their finest music in the early to mid-'70s..."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Walk on Boy" (Mel Tillis, Wayne Walker) 2:44
  2. "Poor Boy Blues" (arr. and adapted by Doc Watson, Merle Watson) 2:18
  3. "I'm Going Fishing" (arr. and adapted by Doc Watson) 2:40
  4. "Kinfolks in Carolina" (Merle Travis) 2:28
  5. "Lonesome Moan" (traditional, arr. and adapted by Doc Watson) 2:51
  6. "Medley: Little Beggar Man/Old Joe Clark" (traditional, arr. and adapted by Doc Watson) 2:07
  7. "Kaw-Liga" (Fred Rose, Hank Williams) 2:44
  8. "Train That Carried My Girl from Town" (traditional, arr. Watson) 2:55
  9. "Snowbird" (Gene MacLellan) 2:51
  10. "Doc's Rag" (Doc Watson) 1:44


  • Doc Watson – guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Merle Watson – guitar, banjo
  • Kenny Malone – percussion
  • Chuck Cochran – piano
  • Joe Allen – bass
  • Jim Isbell – drums, percussion


  1. ^ Allmusic entry for compilation release.
  2. ^ a b Palmer, Lindsay. "Two Days in November > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Doc Watson discography