Doc Watson: Trouble in Mind (2003)
The majority of these cuts have Merle Watson playing first and second fiddle. Profoundly influenced by John Hurt as well as Duane Allman, Merle Watson proved himself a formidable blues expert. The support he provides his father on "Spike Driver Blues" and "Never No More Blues" is important and exceptional. He learned his father’s craft well and carried it further than his father before his death in 1985. The majority of tunes here fall in the public domain, those that are not belong to the great Jimmie Roger. That is about as close to the source as Moses got.
Trouble in Mindis an important recapitulation of the art of Doc Watson. Should you desire more, I recommend the Flying Fish recording Pickin’ the Blues.
Track Listing: Country Blues; Sitting On Top Of The World; Little Sadie; Rain Crow Bill; My Little Woman, You
Personnel: Doc Watson
Record Label: Sugar Hill Records