The Vanguard Years

The Vanguard Years

by Doc Watson

CD

Overview

Four-CD, 64-song collection drawn principally from Doc's Vanguard releases of the 1960s and early 1970s (tapped his solo LPs and performances at the 1963 and 1964 Newport Folk Festival). This was Doc's best period recording-wise, and certainly you couldn't hope for a better document of his virtuosity, as the guitarist covers all manner of American folk and blues styles over the course of the set. It's too much, however, for listeners who aren't big fans; Vanguard's Essential Doc Watson is a more economical survey. If you are a big fan, though, you'll be especially interested in the 16 previously unreleased performances. Comprising the whole of disc four, these are mostly taken from live duets with Merle Travis or Doc's son, Merle Watson.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/1995
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707005524
catalogNumber: 155

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doc Watson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Clarence White   Track Performer
Merle Travis   Track Performer
Don Stover   Track Performer
Clint Howard   Track Performer
Gaither Carlton   Track Performer
Arnold Watson   Track Performer
Merle Watson   Track Performer
Fred Price   Track Performer
Clarence Ashley   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Doc Watson   Arranger,Adaptation
Dock Boggs   Composer
Mary Katherine Aldin   Producer,Liner Notes,Annotation
Gaither Carlton   Arranger
Captain Jeff Zaraya   Engineer
Jim McGuire   Inlay Photography
Dan Seeger   Cover Photo,Inlay Photography
Traditional   Composer
John Cooke   Inlay Photography

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