Sign up for newsletter
 

Watson becomes subject of 4-CD set

Friday, February 8, 2013 – Doc Watson will be the subject of a four-CD set, "Milestones: Legends of the Doc Watson Clan" on April 30, documenting various aspects of the bluegrass legend's through home recordings.

"I'm so happy that my project is finally seeing the light of day," said Nancy Watson, Doc's daughter. " I'm looking forward to inviting everyone to be part of the family for a bit."

Created, conceived and compiled by her and produced by Roy Andrade, a member of the Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music Studies faculty at East Tennessee State University, the set boasts 94 unreleased songs and stories by Watson and other family members - plus collages of more than 500 Watson family photos.

"This set is a broad and personal offering from within the Watson family itself and is presented with such care," Andrade said. "It is both eclectic and traditional, and presents Doc Watson as he has never been heard before, but also features other members of the Watson Family. It is a pleasure to help Nancy see this through."

The collection is not a repackaging of earlier releases. These are home recordings spanning from 1954 - 2007. It is music and commentary, most of it recorded for personal entertainment, that was previously unavailable outside the Watson family.

The set include:

Doc, his brother Arnold and their mother Annie: "When I See Jesus" (1964).

Annie Watson: "The Churning Song" (1969)

Doc's one-man band versions of "Boil Them Cabbage Down" and "Nine Pound Hammer" (1964)

Doc and wife Rosa Lee: "I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again" (1967)

Doc and Nancy: "Let The Rest Of The World Go By" (2006)

Doc: "The Twelfth Of Never" (1974)

Doc on electric guitars and bass: "Stardust" (1955)

Doc, Rosa Lee and son Merle recall how "Merle Learns Guitar" (1984)

Doc and Merle: "Spanish Fandango" (1964)

Gaither Carlton - "Keep Your Lamps A-Burning" (1969)

Doc Watson - "Carolina Cabin" a Watson original (2006)

Doc Watson - "Twilight On The Trail" (1954)

The album is jointly annotated by Andrade, who, in addition to his academic achievements was a founding member of Reeltime Travelers, and musician and scholar Jody Stecher.

More news for Doc Watson

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: No arguing, years end great for Johnnyswim – Don't bother arguing with Abner Ramirez and his wife, Amanda Sudano about what a great year the two enjoyed in 2014. After all, they enjoyed two releases this year, an appearance on NPR, touring throughout the country and at the last show for the duo this year, Sudano sported a decidedly noticeable bulge around the middle.... »»»
Concert Review: Lowe gets on with tour – Nick Lowe made reference to the downer that's been a most unfortunate part of his Quality Holiday Revenue, not exactly the time of year when music, particularly of the holiday variety, should be sad. But veteran British keyboardist Ian McLagan, who was slated to open the tour, died of a stroke as the tour was opening two weeks ago.... »»»
Subscribe to Country News Digest Country News Digest      Follow Country Standard Time on twitter CST      Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook CST

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

The "Beauty" of Price continues Before Ray Price died - just over one year ago, on Dec. 16, 2013 - he told his wife, Janie, that she would have to carry on his legacy by going out, promoting the album that he had just recorded, "Beauty Is...," and visiting with his legions of fans. He told me, Janie says, "you're gonna be the closest thing to me that people are going to want to reach out to."... »»»
Fullbright writes the "Songs" John Fullbright didn' grow up around musicians or like-minded songwriters in his little hometown of Bearden, Okla. You'd never know it, though, from his raw, stark, pure and honest songwriting that's drawn comparisons to Townes Van Zandt. His debut album, "From the Ground Up," was nominated for a 2013 Grammy as the Best Americana Album, catapulting him into the company of Bonnie Raitt, Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers and The Avett Brothers.... »»»
Book dishes on guys writing the songs Jake Brown can't stop writing about music. Over the past 10 years, he's published 35 books, ranging from "Rick Rubin: In the Studio" and "Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Death Row Records" to "Heart: In the Studio." In 2012, he won the Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards in the category of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.... »»»
The Music Of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 3 Volume 1 CD review - The Music Of Nashville: Original Soundtrack Season 3 Volume 1
As the winter finale of ABC's "Nashville" draws closer, the plot lines grow thinner and this scant 10-song soundtrack follows suit. Domestic turmoil is the major theme this season as diva Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) becomes unexpectedly pregnant before the filming of a Patsy Cline biopic. Unfortunately, Panettiere's excellent rendition of "Crazy" is omitted on the album. »»»