Doc Watson (US guitarist, singer & songwriter)

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Legal name: Arthel Lane Watson


Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson (March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012) was an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, and gospel music. Watson won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Watson's flatpicking skills and knowledge of traditional American music are highly regarded. He performed with his son, guitarist Merle Watson, for over 15 years until Merle's death in 1985 in an accident on the family farm.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 Doc Watson Doc Watson 2
1966 Home Again! Doc Watson 1
1980 Reflections Chet Atkins & Doc Watson 2
1989 On Praying Ground Doc Watson 1
1993 My Dear Old Southern Home Doc Watson 1
1995 Docabilly Doc Watson 1
1996 Good Deal / Doc Watson in Nashville Doc Watson 1
1997 Doc & Dawg Doc Watson & David Grisman 1
1998 Mac, Doc & Del Del McCoury, Doc Watson and Mac Wiseman 1
1999 Third Generation Blues Doc & Richard Watson 1
2003 Trouble in Mind Doc Watson 1
2003 The Three Pickers Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs 1
2004 Memories Doc Watson 1
2008 The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show / Reflections Chet Atkins, Merle Travis & Doc Watson 1
Doc Watson on Stage (feat. Merle Watson) Doc Watson 1
Doc Watson Sings Songs for Little Pickers (Live Recordings) Doc Watson 1
Elementary Doctor Watson Doc Watson 1
Old Timey Concert Doc Watson 1
Portrait Doc Watson 1
Red Rocking Chair (with T. Michael Coleman) Doc Watson 1
Riding the Midnight Train Doc Watson 1
Southbound Doc Watson 1
Strictly Instrumental Flatt & Scruggs with Doc Watson 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 The Essential Doc Watson Doc Watson 2
1994 The Original Folkways Recordings of Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley: 1960 Through 1962 Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley 1
1995 The Vanguard Years Doc Watson 1
1999 The Best of Doc Watson: 1964 - 1968 Doc Watson 1
2000 Foundation: The Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection, 1964-1998 Doc Watson 1
2002 Songs From Home Doc Watson 1
2002 Legacy Doc Watson 1
2007 Vanguard Visionaries: Doc Watson Doc Watson 1
2013 The Definitive Doc Watson Doc Watson 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980: Off the Record, Volume 2 Bill Monroe & Doc Watson 1
At Gerdes Folk City Doc Watson 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Southbound Doc Watson 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 At Folk City Doc Watson & Jean Ritchie 1
Ballads From Deep Gap Doc Watson 1

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