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Tradition
Doc Family Watson
Tradition
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
 
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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...  more »

      
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All Artists: Doc Family Watson
Title: Tradition
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Select
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 10/25/2005
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011661056428

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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." Originally released in 1977. Digitally remastered from the original tapes.