With apologies to Jack Lawrence and David Grisman, among others, Doc was at his dead-level best when playing guitar with his late son Merle playing back-up on banjo, guitar, or dobro. This recording is a true gem, and an impressive engineering feat as well. Here, Doc and Merle pick a few old bluegrass warhorses ("John Henry", "Old Joe Clark"), some Doc classics ("The Train That Carried My Girl from Town"), and some rather obscure songs as well ("Listening to the Rain", "Russian Grass"). This recording has been enhanced by the expert work of Sam Bush, Marty Stuart, and T. Michael Coleman, recorded three decades after the original tapes of Doc and Merle! As for Merle, this recording just makes you miss his understated style all the more. It's not perfection, but considering that Merle had only been playing the banjo for five months, it's phenomenal. The back-up work of Sam Bush lends an old-time tone to the recording, recalling Doc's earlier recordings with Gaither Carlton. Highly recommended for Doc fans, essential listening for those who still miss Merle.