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Clarence Ashley And Doc Watson: The Original Folkways Recordings, 1960-1962 [2-CD Set]
Doc Watson, Clarence Ashley
Clarence Ashley And Doc Watson: The Original Folkways Recordings, 1960-1962 [2-CD Set]
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop, Classical
 
When blind singer/guitarist Arthel "Doc" Watson was "discovered" by folklorist Ralph Rinzler in 1960 he sounded as though he'd been picking for a hundred years, not to mention the fact that his huge repertoire of old songs...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Doc Watson, Clarence Ashley
Title: Clarence Ashley And Doc Watson: The Original Folkways Recordings, 1960-1962 [2-CD Set]
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Original Release Date: 1/1/1960
Re-Release Date: 6/28/1994
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop, Classical
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk, North America, Appalachian, Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 093074002926, 009307400292

Synopsis

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When blind singer/guitarist Arthel "Doc" Watson was "discovered" by folklorist Ralph Rinzler in 1960 he sounded as though he'd been picking for a hundred years, not to mention the fact that his huge repertoire of old songs seemed like it could go on for days. Watson had actually been playing in a honky-tonk band when Rinzler came across him in Deep Gap, North Carolina. When he asked Doc to set down his electric guitar he created one of the first--and most lasting--stars of the folk revival. Ashley was already a mountain music legend himself when he cut these front-porch sessions; picking a fine banjo and singing along on one standard--like "Shady Grove" and "Peg and Awl"--after another. --Michael Ruby

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CD Reviews

Clarence Ashley/Doc Watson Review
Anthony M. Pisano | Pittston, PA United States | 12/18/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a big Doc Watson fan and was expecting more vocals from Doc. The CD featured more Ashley and less Doc than I expected. I was somewhat disappointed. If you're buying this CD because your an Ashley fan then I'd think that you'll find it satisfying. On the other hand, if you're getting it because you want to hear Doc, then you may be less than satisfied."
American Music for the Desert Island
Michael Collins | Ridgewood, NJ United States | 08/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These recordings with Doc & Clarence Ashley are as good as American folk/old-time music gets. And the performances are truly timeless -- it could've been 1910 or 1960 or 2010. When you've had it with flash-in-the-pan, here-today-forgotten-tomorrow dreck that's on eMpTV and the radio, then put on this disk & enjoy the music."
Wonderful research!!
Roger A. Bolt | Sonoma County | 10/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In researching the original and ealiest recording of House of the Rising Sun for a recording project my search led me here to hear Clarence Ashley who orignaly recorded it as Rising Sun Blues in 1933. He got it from his music archivist father who appearantly found something of an old English ballad as a possable source. Doc Watson recorded it again with Ashley in this wonderful collection of musical heritage. Great collect of Americana/folk & blues...Highly recommended."