Monday, May 19, 2014
Munchen Waxes - "Doc Watson and Son" on Vanguard Stereolab VSD 79170
One of the (shame on me) several vinyl discs I bought, cheap or less cheap, during M.O.C....
A minty copy of Doc and Merle Watson on Vanguard, Vanguard Golden Label... I'm not an huge fan of ol' Doc, only owns a couple of discs, an amazing live double album, always on Vanguard... amazing playing and recording quality and a superbly captured audience...
I guess I listened to the above ten years ago.
This VERY disc I knew for being Doc's first, with its black & white pix and father and son beautiful, honest faces and acoustic guitars blinked me at Fenn Music, a few days ago, in Munchen.
Paid a pizza for this old, pristine copy... when back home, I played it as the first disc and... cannot believe at the beauty and zestness of Doc's powerful voice and beauty, mellowness and details in spades.
A 2Die4 disc... a Superdisc... my Gotorama is steaming like an Appalachian train... the mouth harp joke where Doc call for "mama" is a dream of dynamics and Doc is using a zillion years old incredibly crisp Martin's, not the Gallagher's he then played for decades.
I suggest you go find your copy and enjoy a simple, natural voice and loose you in the humble complex sound of two acoustic guitars and a (great) voice.
Your ears and audio system will smile.
Posted by twogoodears at 5/19/2014 08:15:00 PM