CAT # 11661-0564-2
1. Georgie 2. Fish In The Mill Pond 1:39 3. Julie Jenkins 4. Hushabye 5. Baa Nanny Black Sheep 6. Sheepy And The Goat 7. I Heard My Mother Weeping 3:02 8. Reuben's Train 2:40 9. Biscuits 3:14 10. Tucker's Barn 2:23 11. Give The Fiddler A Dram 1:52 12. And Am I Born To Die? 3:30 13. Marthy, Won't You Have Some Good Old Cider? 2:06 14. A-Roving On A Winter's Night 1:51 15. Arnold's Tune 16. Pretty Saro 2:12 17. Early, Early In The Spring 2:04 18. Little Maggie 2:36 19. Bill Banks 2:30 20. Rambling Hobo 1:02 21. One Morning In May 1:58 22. The Faithful Soldier 3:29 23. Omie Wise 2:43 24. Jimmy Sutton 1:12
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This delightful recording explores the roots of the legendary guitarist Doc Watson, made just as he was on the verge of national acclaim for his virtuosity in old-time music and traditional song. In these informal sessions, Doc and his extended family perform songs that constitute the bedrock of American old-time music, remembered both from ballads of British origin and uniquely-evolved songs in American tradition, embracing both Anglo-Appalachian and African-American repertoire, as well as early commercial country recordings. In particular, Doc's father-in-law Gaither Carlton emerges as a repository of otherwise-forgotten fiddle and banjo tunes. As Doc himself has commented, 'the old-time fiddle tunes and the old-time ballads, there's never been anything prettier nor ever will be.'
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