Doc Watson – Docabilly


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"...The songs included are an almost equal mix of country and rock tunes dating primarily from the '50s, and Watson uses them to turn in some of his best vocal performances in years..."- Sing Out!

Track Listing:
1. Shake, Rattle And Roll - 3:04   2. Walking After Midnight - 3:18   3. Heartbreak Hotel - 2:14   4. My Special Angel - 2:54   5. That's Why I Love You Like I Do - 2:33   6. What Am I Living For? - 4:07   7. Bird Dog - 3:48   8. Little Things Mean A Lot - 3:00   9. Train Of Love - 2:20   10. Thunder Road / Sugarfoot Rag - 2:24   11. Love Is A Lonely Street - 3:15   12. Singing The Blues - 2:56

Doc Watson (vocals, guitar) , Marty Stuart mandolin, electric guitar) , Junior Brown (guit-steel) , Duane Eddy (electric guitar) , Mike Auldridge (resophinic guitars, lap steel, Weissenborn acoustic steel guitar) , Larry Knechtel (piano) , Pat McInerney (drums) , Jack Lawrence (guitar) , Roy Huskey Jr. (acoustic bass) , T. Michael Coleman (electric bass) , Alan O'Bryant / Moondi Klein harmony vocals)


1. AllMusic -Mark Allan
While Doc Watson made his reputation as an acoustic guitarist and bluegrass flat picker, the album title Docabilly correctly implies there's another kind of music here. Helped by some hotshot players, including Marty Stuart and Duane Eddy, this album delivers some joyous, rollicking rockabilly, mixing early rock & roll classics with some country comforts. Although his singing strains a bit on the slow numbers, this American treasure comes through in grand style on the upbeat tunes. "That's Why I Love You Like I Do," "Heartbreak Hotel," and "Shake, Rattle & Roll" are particularly good.

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