THE WATSON FAMILY ALBUMS

THE WATSON FAMILY / THE WATSON FAMILY TRADITION / TREASURES UNTOLD / SONGS FROM THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS / COMPILATION ALBUMS




"THE WATSON FAMILY" (1963/1990) (LP/CD)

FIELD RECORDINGS BY RALPH RINZLER, EUGENE W. EARLE, ARCHIE GREEN, & PETER SIEGEL, 1960-'63

Ground Hog -- DOC WATSON, autoharp/vcl; ARNOLD WATSON, bjo; GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle --
Everyday Dirt -- DOC WATSON, g/vcl --
Bonaparte's Retreat -- GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle; DOC WATSON, g --
The House Carpenter -- ANNIE WATSON, vcl; GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle --
I'm Troubled, I'm Troubled -- DOC WATSON, g/vcl; ARNOLD WATSON, vcl/french harp --
Your Long Journey -- DOC WATSON, g/vcl; ROSA LEE WATSON, vcl --
When I Die -- THE WATSON FAMILY, vcls; DOC WATSON, g --
The Train That Carried My Girl From Town -- DOC WATSON, g/vcl --
Down The Road -- DOC WATSON, g/vcl; GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle --
The Lone Pilgrim -- DOC WATSON, g/vcl; GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle --
Texas Gales; Blackberry Rag -- DOC WATSON, mdln; RALPH RINZLER, g --
Darling Corey -- DOC WATSON, vcl; GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle; ARNOLD WATSON, bjo --
The Triplett Tragedy -- SOPHRONIE MILLER, vcl --
Muddy Roads -- DOC WATSON, lead g; RALPH RINZLER, g; GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle --
The Lost Soul -- THE WATSON FAMILY, vcls --

ADDITIONAL TRACKS ON CD VERSION, recorded 1964-'76:

Keep In The Middle Of The Road -- GAITHER CARLTON, bjo/vcl --
Old Man Below -- GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle/vcl --
Pretty Saro -- DOLLY GREER, vcl --
Cousin Sally Brown -- Part 1: GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle; PART 2: WILLARD WATSON, bjo; DOC WATSON, bjo --
Look Up, Look Down That Lonesome Road -- GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle/vcl --
Doodle Bug -- GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle/vcl --
Rambling Hobo -- DOC WATSON, bjo --
The Cuckoo (Coo-Coo Bird) -- DOC WATSON, g/vcl; MERLE WATSON, bjo --
Frosty Morn -- DOC WATSON, g; MERLE WATSON, bjo --
Shady Grove -- DOC WATSON, g; MERLE WATSON, bjo --
Southbound -- DOC WATSON, g/vcl; MERLE WATSON, lead g --

STEREO FIELD RECORDINGS


"THE WATSON FAMILY TRADITION" (LP)

FIELD RECORDINGS BY RALPH RINZLER & DANIEL SEEGER, DEEP GAP, NC, Sep 1964

I Heard My Mother Weeping -- DOC WATSON, g/vcl; ROSA LEE WATSON, vcl --
Biscuits -- GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle; ARNOLD WATSON, bjo; DOC WATSON, g/vcl --
Tucker's Barn -- GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle; DOC WATSON, g --
Give The Fiddler A Dram -- GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle; DOC WATSON, bjo; MERLE WATSON, g --
And Am I Born To Die -- DOC WATSON, vcl; GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle --
Marthy, Won't You Have Some Good Old Cider -- GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle; DOC WATSON, g; MERLE WATSON, g --
A-Rovin' On A Winter's Night -- DOLLY GREER, vcl --
Arnold's Tune -- ARNOLD WATSON, bjo; DOC WATSON, g --
The Faithful Soldier -- DOC WATSON, ARNOLD WATSON, ANNIE WATSON, vcl --
Omie Wise -- DOLLY GREER, vcl --
Georgie -- GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle --
Fish In The Mill Pond -- GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle; DOC WATSON, g --
CHILDREN'S SONGS: Julie Jenkins; Baa Nanny Black Sheep; Sheepy And The Goat -- DOLLY GREER, vcl --
Reuben's Train -- GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle; ARNOLD WATSON, bjo; DOC WATSON, bjo/vcl --
Pretty Saro -- GAITHER CARLTON, bjo/vcl --
Early, Early In The Spring -- TINA GREER, vcl --
Little Maggie -- GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle/vcl --
Bill Banks -- DOLLY GREER, vcl --
Rambling Hobo -- GAITHER CARLTON, bjo --
One Morning In May -- TINA GREER, vcl --
Jimmy Sutton -- GAITHER CARLTON, bjo/vcl --

STEREO FIELD RECORDINGS
SPOKEN PASSAGES BY DOC WATSON RECORDED BY A.L. LLOYD, 1976


"TREASURES UNTOLD" (1992) (CD)

INTRODUCTION -- D.K. WILGUS --
Lights In The Valley
Beaumont Rag (*)
I Heard My Mother Weeping -- with ROSA LEE WATSON --
Billy In The Low Ground (*)
Omie Wise
Reuben's Train -- with ARNOLD WATSON --
Hicks' Farewell -- with GAITHER CARLTON --
Ramblin' Hobo
White House Blues -- with ARNOLD WATSON --
Jimmy Sutton; The Old Buck Ram -- with GAITHER CARLTON --
I Want To Love Him More -- with ARNOLD WATSON & ANNIE WATSON --
Grandfather's Clock
Chinese Breakdown
Handsome Molly -- with GAITHER CARLTON --

(*)=with MERLE WATSON, g
NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL, NEWPORT, RI, Jul 1964
STEREO PA RECORDINGS


"SONGS FROM THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS" (1994) (CD)

Rye Cove -- DOC WATSON, g/vcl -- (1)
Twilight Is Stealing -- DOC WATSON, g/lead vcl; ARNOLD WATSON, bass vcl; MRS. G. D. WATSON, alto vcl -- (2)
Fisher's Hornpipe -- DOC WATSON, g/hca -- (3)
Anniversary Blue Yodel (Blue Yodel #7) -- DOC WATSON, g/vcl -- (3)
A Tiny Broken Heart -- DOC WATSON, lead g/lead vcl; ROSA LEE WATSON, g/harmony vcl -- (4)
Honey Babe Blues -- DOC WATSON, g/vcl; ARNOLD WATSON, bjo; GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle -- (3)
Brown's Dream -- DOC WATSON, bjo; GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle -- (5)
When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder -- DOC WATSON, g/lead vcl; ARNOLD WATSON, bjo/bass vcl; GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle; ALMEDA RIDDLE, alto vcl -- (6)
My Little Woman, You're So Sweet -- DOC WATSON, 12-string g/vcl -- (3)
Will My Mother Know Me There? -- DOC WATSON, g/bass vcl; ARNOLD WATSON, lead vcl; MRS. G. D. WATSON, alto vcl -- (2)
Go Shoot Old Davey Dugger -- DOC WATSON, g; GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle -- (3)
My Wandering Boy -- ROSA LEE WATSON, g/lead vcl; DOC WATSON, lead g/harmony vcl -- (4)
Somebody Touched Me -- DOC WATSON, g/lead vcl; ARNOLD WATSON, bjo/bass vcl; GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle; ALMEDA RIDDLE, alto vcl -- (6)
Grandfather's Clock -- DOC WATSON, g/vcl -- (3)
Lonely Tombs -- DOC WATSON, g/lead vcl; ARNOLD WATSON, bjo/bass vcl; GAITHER CARLTON, fiddle -- (2)
Just A Friend -- ROSA LEE WATSON, g/lead vcl; DOC WATSON, lead g/harmony vcl -- (4)

RECORDINGS BY EUGENE EARLE & D. K. WILGUS
(1)= "ASH GROVE", LOS ANGELES, CA, 1962
(2)=DEEP GAP, NC, 1962
(3)="ASH GROVE", LOS ANGELES, CA, 1964
(4)=DEEP GAP, NC, 1973
(5)=NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL, NEWPORT, RI, Jul 1964
(6)=UCLA, LOS ANGELES, CA, 1964
STEREO PA RECORDINGS


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