Watson Family

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Product description The depth and beauty of this extended family's musical skills is legendary among followers of traditional American music. Featured here are Watson family standards, including 11 previously unreleased performances. A Folkways classic. "This is gorgeous music, one of the best collections of old time music ever captured." — Victory Review. Compiled by Ralph Rinzler and Jeff Place. Amazon.com This is spine-shivering music of unparalleled authenticity and sincerity. Before Ralph Rinzler ventured to North Carolina to seek out and record old-time musician Clarence Ashley in 1960, Doc Watson played swing and rockabilly on electric guitar. In this moment of great fortune, Rinzler stumbled upon the key to a veritable treasure of traditional music in Watson, his kinfolk, and his neighbors. Soon after, the music of his home, his family, and his childhood began to pour out of Watson. Wife Rosa Lee, father-in-law Gaither Carlton, brother Arnold, and son Merle all contribute as Doc shifts from acoustic guitar (flatpicked and fingerpicked) to banjo to mandolin to autoharp. In the hands of a master and his closest relations, the age-old songs convey delight and despair--in short, reality--with unwavering honesty. --Marc Greilsamer

  • shipping country : Canada
  • shipping service  : Standard Delivery
  • Watson Family