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Ballads From Deep Gap - Doc & Merle Watson
Track Listing
  1. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  2. My Rough and Rowdy Ways
  3. The Wreck of the Old Number Nine
  4. Gambler's Yodel
  5. The Cuckoo
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  1. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  2. My Rough and Rowdy Ways
  3. The Wreck of the Old Number Nine
  4. Gambler's Yodel
  5. The Cuckoo
  6. Stack-O-Lee
  7. Willie Moore
  8. Travelin' Man
  9. The Tragic Romance
  10. Texas Gales
  11. The Lawson Family Murder
  12. Alabama Bound
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The largely overlooked Ballads From Deep Gap features a great song list and some of Doc & Merle Watson's best early playing. This is a jaunty, exciting record, highlighted by "The Cuckoo," Doc's take on a version made famous by neighbor Clarence Ashley. There's nothing routine about anything here, though: "Stack-O-Lee" (featuring Merle on lead guitar), "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms," and "Travelin' Man" are imbued with warm, rolling energy that is as invigorating as anything the pair recorded. In the end, Ballads, ...

Ballads From Deep Gap 1991, Vanguard

UPC: 015707657624

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