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5.0 out of 5 stars Flatpicking mastery, 20 Jan 2010
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S. G. Mccann (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Foundation: The Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection 1964-1998 (Audio CD)
Doc has always been a wonder and this compilation pretty much nails it on the head if you were looking for some jaw dropping old school country stomp. He shows off his own unique flat-picking and finger picking prowess ala Merle Travis style. Not to be outdone, there is top notch country fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and rhythm guitar backing in most tracks, both live and studio recorded. Doc built his repertoire and style by emulating American country fiddle jigs and reels. His fast and furious style is extremely physical as he uses his whole arm to get the right timbre during the picking, which is evident in hearing his elated 'whew' at the end of 'Nashville Pickin'. Doc joins the hallowed halls of perfection in acoustic guitar with the likes of Chet Atkins, but is really in a league of his own when it comes to flat picking. The real jem is 'Black Mountain Rag' which has always been a favourite of mine and of all country and bluegrass fans.

Every time I listen I hear a new lick than makes me get out the guitar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just WOW!, 16 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Foundation: The Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection 1964-1998 (Audio CD)
Superb playing, by an artist with whom I was totally unfamiliar. Playing just up until he sadly passed away in his 80s. See him picking on Youtube - how did he do it?!
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4.0 out of 5 stars 2 small glitzes on tracks, 4 Mar 2013
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Mr. Kenneth Hurcombe "Ken.H." (Yorks.UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Foundation: The Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection 1964-1998 (Audio CD)
Good price & apart from 2 small interruptions would have been good value-I Should have really complained-this was a gift for someone else?
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a gift Doc Watson left us., 25 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Foundation: The Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection 1964-1998 (Audio CD)
I was so sad when Doc Watson died, but he left behind him the gift of his wonderful music. I never tire of listening to him. It's worth listening to his music and song, and then you may be tempted to buy his discs.
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