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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: CD
  • SKU: ROC-3360
  • UPC: 089353336028
  • Street Date: 01/19/18
  • PreBook Date: 12/15/17
  • Label: RockBeat Records »
  • Genre: Folk
  • Run Time: 55:37 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Year of Production: 1964
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: N.AMERICA,JAPAN,SE A
  • Language: English


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Doc Watson - Sittin' On Top Of The World

A rare solo live recording from early in his career

Doc Watson - Sittin
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As a result of the resurgence of interest in folk and bluegrass music in the early 60s, Doc Watson was invited to appear at the 1963-64 Newport Folk Festivals and he performed at Town Hall in NYC in 1963 with Bill Monroe. This revival of interest was often manifested by enthusiasm for the genre on college campuses, which led to these amazing and rare solo performance recorded at Purdue University on March 19, 1964 with a second performance the following day at University of Illinois. The fact Doc is playing solo is also unique as his son Merle joined him on tour Shortly after those performances, he was invited to perform in front of enthusiastic college crowds, solo, before his son Merle joined him on tour the following year. This CD contains performances from his Purdue appearance that were not included in the initial "Doc Watson: Live From Purdue" CD as well as five rare tracks from his University of Illinois appearance..

Track Listing

  • Six Thousand Years Ago
  • Tom Dooley
  • I Am A Pilgrim
  • Old Mountain Dew
  • Little Darlin' Pal Of Mine
  • Blue Smoke
  • Sitting On Top Of the World
  • He's Coming To Us Dead
  • Georgia Buck
  • The Intoxicated Rat
  • Corrina, Corrina
  • Spike Driver Blues
  • The Dream of the Moner's Child
  • Green Sleeves
  • Way Downtown
  • Little Sadie
  • Black Mountain Rag
  • The Worried Blues
  • Farewell Blues
  • Liberty
  • Hobo Bill's Last Ride

Sales Points

  • Classic and rare Doc Watson, performing solo in front of enthusiastic college audiences.. Recorded before his son Merle joined him on tour. Doc also received 5 Grammy Awards as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Press Quotes

'He is single-handedly responsible for the extraordinary increase in acoustic flat-picking and fingerpicking guitar performances'

     —Ralph Rinzler, Folklorist who discovered Watson


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