The Elementary Doctor Watson!
|The Elementary Doctor Watson!|
|Studio album by Doc Watson, Merle Watson|
|Recorded||1972 at Jack Clement Studio, Nashville, TN|
|Doc Watson chronology|
The Elementary Doctor Watson! is Watson's first album after leaving the Vanguard Records label for Poppy Records (Poppy Records' founder Kevin Eggers started Tomato Records later and published many of the Poppy Records catalogue as CDs). It was also the first of three successive Watson albums to be produced by Jack Clement. The next two would win Grammy awards.
The cover art was created by one of Poppy Records' favoured artists, Milton Glaser, who also employed his font "Glaser Stencil" on the album's back cover.
Doc dedicated the song "Treasures Untold" to his wife Rosa Lee.
Sugar Hill records re-issued The Elementary Doctor Watson! on CD with four bonus tracks.
- "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad" (Traditional) – 2:48
- "The Last Thing on My Mind" (Tom Paxton) – 3:19
- "Freight Train Boogie" (Watson) – 3:00
- "More Pretty Girls Than One" (Alton Delmore, Smith) – 2:49
- "I Couldn't Believe It Was True" (Eddy Arnold, Wally Fowler) – 2:50
- "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) – 3:25
- "Worried Blues" (Traditional) – 3:12
- "Interstate Rag" (Watson) – 2:28
- "Three Times Seven" (Cliff Stone, Merle Travis) – 2:18
- "Treasures Untold" (Ellsworth Cozzens, Jimmie Rodgers) – 3:07
- Reissue bonus tracks:
- "I'm Going Fishing" (Traditional) – 2:38
- "Little Beggar Man/Old Joe Clark" (Traditional) – 2:08
- "Frankie and Johnny" (Traditional) – 3:05
- "Old Camp Meetin' Time" (Traditional) – 2:08
- Doc Watson – guitar, harmonica, vocals
- Merle Watson – guitar, banjo
- Norman Blake – dobro
- Vassar Clements – fiddle
- Joe Allen – bass
- Kenny Malone – percussion
- Charles Cochran – piano, string arrangements
- Jim Colvard – guitar, baritone guitar
- Jim Isbell – drums, sound effects
- Ken Lauber – piano
- Produced by Jack Clement
- Recorded at Jack Clement Recording Studios, Nashville, TN
- Engineered by Ronnie Dean and Lee Hazen
- Cover art by Milton Glaser
- David Glasser – re-issue digital re-mastering