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Posted By: Richie
30-May-12 - 09:29 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Doc Watson 1923 - 2012
Subject: RE: Obit: Doc Watson 1923 - 2012
Some of my favorites of Doc's covers are:

1) Tennessee Stud
2) Intoxicated Rat
3) Rise When the Rooster Crows
4) St. James Infirmary

The way he used sound effects on the first two certainly made those arrangements unique.

I love his harmonica on Rise When the Rooster Crows. There's something about the simplicity and beauty of the song the way Doc did it.

I'm not sure but I think Doc may have changed St. James Infirmary to Am. He used a "cheater" on the third fret as I remember. Just a great arrangement.