Doc Watson - Sittin' On Top Of The World

Doc Watson - Sittin' On Top Of The World
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16th Feb 2018
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Doc Watson - Sittin' On Top Of The World

•    Two rare performances from the hugely influential folk/blues guitarist Doc Watson, recorded at Purdue University and the University of Illinois in March 1964 during the height of the folk/bluegrass revival

•    Songs include Old Mountain Dew, Green Sleeves, Farewell Blues and others

As a result of the resurgence of interest in folk and bluegrass music in the early 60s, Doc Watson was invited to appear at the 1963-64 Newport Folk Festivals and he performed at Town Hall in NYC in 1963 with Bill Monroe. This revival of interest was often manifested by enthusiasm for the genre on college campuses, which led to these amazing and rare solo performance recorded at Purdue University on 19 March 1964 with a second performance the following day at University of Illinois.

Shortly after those performances, he was invited to perform in front of enthusiastic college crowds, solo, before his son Merle joined him on tour the following year. This CD contains performances from his Purdue appearance that were not included in the initial Live From Purdue CD, as well as five rare tracks from his University of Illinois appearance.

    Six Thousand Years Ago
    Tom Dooley
    I Am A Pilgrim
    Old Mountain Dew
    Little Darlin' Pal Of Mine
    Blue Smoke
    Sitting On Top Of the World
    He's Coming To Us Dead
    Georgia Buck
    The Intoxicated Rat
    Corrina, Corrina
    Spike Driver Blues
    The Dream of the Moner's Child
    Green Sleeves
    Way Downtown
    Little Sadie
    Black Mountain Rag
    The Worried Blues
    Farewell Blues
    Hobo Bill's Last Ride