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Memories [Import, Original recording remastered]

Doc WatsonAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (June 7, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Gottdiscs
  • ASIN: B0001Z2S36
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #754,860 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Rambling Hobo
2. Shady Grove
3. Wake Up, Little Maggie
4. Peartree
5. Keep On The Sunny Side
6. Double File And Salt Creek
7. Curly Headed Baby
8. Miss The Mississippi And You
9. Wabash Cannonball
10. My Rose Of Old Kentucky
11. Blues Stay Away From Me
12. Walking Boss
13. Make Me A Pallet
14. In The Jailhouse Now
15. Steel Guitar Rag
16. Hang Your Head In Shame
17. You Don't Know My Mind Blues
18. Moody River
19. Don't Tell Me Your Troubles
20. Columbus Stockade
See all 22 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Originally a double LP recorded on the United Artists/Capitol record label in 1975 & now appearing as a single CD. 22 songs here, not a stinker in the bunch, & worth the price for the cover of Doc with the Abe Lincoln beard! Slipcase. Gott Discs. 2004.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An American original September 5, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This was my first of the twenty-or-so Doc Watson recordings that I've picked up over the years, bought in the 70's after I saw Doc playing rhythm guitar behind Chet Atkins on the Johnny Carson Show. Most notable here is the sheer breadth of music, ranging from flatpicked fiddle tunes of a century ago (Double File/Salt Creek) to Texas Swing (Hang Your Head in Shame) to Blues (the famous Columbus Stockade Blues) to Ragtime (Steel Guitar Rag) to Country classics (Wabash Cannonball) to Bluegrass (My Rose of Old Kentucky). Some of Merle Watson's best work is on this recording, also - Merle was a superb slide guitarist and rhythm player.
22 songs here, not a stinker in the bunch, and worth the price for the cover photo of Doc with the Abe Lincoln beard.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional American Music By a Master Guitarist June 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Doc Watson has recorded dozens of albums for many labels over the decades, but MEMORIES is one of my favorites. Originally recorded for Capitol and released in 1975 as a 2-LP set, these twenty-two songs are an excellent introduction to traditional American music and what makes Doc Watson one of the best flatpick guitarists ever.

These tunes reveal Doc's influences from Jimmie Rodgers to the Carter Family to Mississippi John Hurt and Bob Wills.

Many of these songs are performed with a full band--including drums--but the best performances are when the accompanyment is sparse, like on "Shady Grove," "Keep on the Sunny Side" and "Double File and Salt Creek," where it's just Doc, his son Merle and a bass player. Especially enjoyable is when Merle plays slide guitar on tunes like "Curly Headed Baby," "In the Jailhouse Now," "Steel Guitar Rag" and "Wabash Cannonball," the latter includes Sam Bush on fiddle. [In fact, Bush plays fiddle on six tracks in addition to playing mandolin on "Mama Don't Allow No Music.]

The album closes with what Doc says "is one of the most beautiful tunes I have ever heard." The song, "Thoughts of Never," was written by Merle who performs this instrumental on classical guitar with only Chuck Cochran accompanying him on piano.

If you're looking for a solid introduction to the world of Doc Watson and his son Merle, this is an excellent place to begin the journey. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner for Doc Watson December 15, 2001
By Daniel
Format:Audio CD
I've never heard a Doc Watson song I didn't like, which is something I can't say about many other artists out there, so it wasn't a big surprise to me that I absolutely loved this CD. If you already like Doc Watson, get this, it's fantastic. If you don't know Doc Watson, you should remedy that situation as soon as possible, and this album is the perfect one to start your collection with. It has a huge variety of music on it, from bluegrass to folk to blues to driving old-time instrumentals and more. It's sort of a sampler of Doc Watson's long and fruitful musical career. There's something for everybody on this recording.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Doc Watson album December 2, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Guy Clark had this to say: "I have seen the David, seen the Mona Lisa too, and I have heard Doc Watson sing Columbus Stockade Blues." This disc contains Columbus Stockade Blues and 21 other songs. including such classics of the genre as Shady Grove, Miss the Mississippi and In the Jailhouse Now. As far as I know, Doc Watson never put out a bad record, but this is my favorite. The album would still be a good deal if all you got was Columbus Stockade Blues.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have! February 19, 2003
Format:Audio CD
When I first heard Doc Watson was in West Virginia, about 1980. Then I found this album in a record store sometime later. There's never been and unfortunately never will be another Doc Watson. When I found this album, I thought, man, now I've FOUND IT!! It became obvious later that this wasn't just another production album thrown together at the behest of some record company because someone had to do X recordings in X years. The liner notes show, as does the quality of the music that these were Doc Watson's personal treasures. I wore out the record so now I have to buy the cd.
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