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Posted By: ollaimh
05-Jun-12 - 11:37 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Doc Watson 1923 - 2012
Subject: RE: Obit: Doc Watson 1923 - 2012
one of my first albums was doc watson sings songs for children. i've loved his music ever since. he did an unforgetable version of "the cat came back".

he wasn't necessarily the fastest or technically best guitarist and singer, but he was the absolute best at arrangement and phrasing. when he did a song you know that was the way it was meant to be done.

he will be missed but we are lucky to have a great legacy of recordings. my recent favourite is a cd i found in a second hand store with him and bill munroe doing twenty old time standards, some of the best picking and singing i've ever heard.

just to put in a plug for a local guy the only other flatpicking guitarist i have evr heard who i like as much is eddy poirier. anyone interested in jigs and reels on flatpicked guitar should not miss his album "candlelight hornpipe" a real treasure