Del Doc & Mac

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Del Doc & Mac
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Studio album by Doc Watson, Del McCoury, Mac Wiseman
Released October 20, 1998
Genre Folk, bluegrass
Length 37:19
Label Sugar Hill
Producer Scott Rouse
Doc Watson chronology
Doc & Dawg
(1997)
Del Doc & Mac
(1998)
Third Generation Blues
(1999)

Del Doc & Mac (the cover actually prints the names and photos in a somewhat convoluted manner, hence most discographies use the alphabetical listing) is the title of a recording by American folk music artists Doc Watson, Del McCoury and Mac Wiseman, released in 1998.

History[edit]

All three artists are well-known bluegrass musicians. Watson's long career in folk, blues and bluegrass has earned him numerous awards, amongst them seven Grammy Awards as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award. McCoury's Del McCoury Band is a Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band. Wiseman has been inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor and the Country Music Hall of Fame (2014).

Guests on Del Doc & Mac include Jerry Douglas on dobro and Alison Krauss on harmony vocals.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Acoustic & Folk Music Exchange (favorable) [2]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Jana Pendragon wrote of the album "... this is a treasure created by three of very recognizable voices from the world of bluegrass music. And these Groovegrass Boyz never sounded better!... Emotionally satisfying, this is a special project within the scope of traditional American music."[1] Allen Price highly praised the album, calling it "carved out a little piece of musical heaven."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Little Green Valley" (Carson Robison) – 3:09
  2. "The Old Account" (F. M. Graham) – 3:00
  3. "Speak to Me Little Darlin'" (Leslie York) – 1:40
  4. "New Moon over My Shoulder" (Lee Blastic, Jimmie Davis, Whelan Elke) – 3:46
  5. "Beauty of My Dreams" (Del McCoury) – 2:24
  6. "I'll Sail My Ship Alone" (Henry Bernard, Morry Burns, Lois Mann, Henry Thurston) – 2:12
  7. "When a Soldier Knocks" (Moon Mullican, Ernest Tubb, Lou Wayne) – 2:34
  8. "Live and Let Live" (Gene Sullivan, Wiley Walker) – 3:13
  9. "I've Endured" (Ola Belle Reed) – 2:22
  10. "Talk of the Town" (Don Reno) – 2:26
  11. "Black Mountain Rag" (Traditional) – 2:55
  12. "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight" (Johnny Bond) – 3:27
  13. "More Pretty Girls Than One" (Arthur Smith) – 4:11

Personnel[edit]

  • Doc Watson – guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Del McCoury – vocals, harmony vocals
  • Mac Wiseman – vocals, harmony vocals
  • Jack Lawrence – guitar
  • Mike Bub – bass
  • Jason Carter – fiddle
  • Jerry Douglas – dobro
  • Byron House – bass
  • Alison Krauss – harmony vocals
  • Ronnie McCoury – mandolin, harmony vocals
  • Gene Wooten – dobro

Production notes

  • Scott Rouse – producer
  • Gary Paczosa – engineer
  • Les Wax – mixing
  • Denny Purcell – mastering
  • Scott Rouse – design
  • Bishop James Morton – photography
  • Thud Rippington – executive producer
  • Ed Rode – photography, cover art concept

"Scott Rouse - cover art concept

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pendragon, Jana. "Del Doc & Mac > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Price, Allen. "Del Doc & Mac > Review". Acoustic & Folk Music Exchange. Retrieved July 2, 2011.