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Doc & Merle Watson - Sittin' Here Pickin' The Blues

  • Performer: Doc & Merle Watson
  • Title: Sittin' Here Pickin' The Blues
  • Genre: Blues
  • Country: US
  • Record source: CD, Album, Compilation, Remastered, Stereo
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Rounder Records
  • Cat#: 1166 11617 2
  • MP3 album: 2617 mb
  • FLAC album: 2569 mb
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 393
Doc & Merle Watson - Sittin' Here Pickin' The Blues


1Mississippi Heavy Water Blues
2I'm A Stranger Here
3Stormy Weather
4Windy And Warm
5Going To Chicago Blues
6Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
7Honey Babe Blues
8California Blues
9How Long Blues
10Carroll County Blues
11Freight Train Blues
12John Henry/Worried Blues
13Hobo Bill's Last Ride
14St Louis Blues
15Jailhouse Blues
16Deep River Blues
17Sittin' Here Pickin' The Blues
18Talking To Casey
19Did You Hear John Hurt?
20Any Old Time


  • GuitarDoc Watson, Merle Watson
  • Lead VocalsDoc Watson
  • VocalsMerle Watson


24 bit remastering from original analogue sources.
Tracks 4,9,12 & 18 taken from 'Red Rocking Chair'
Tracks 1,2,3,6,8,10,11,13,14,15,18 &19 taken from 'Pickin The Blues'
Tracks 5,7 & 17 taken from 'Doc & Merle Watson's Guitar Album'


  • Barcode (Print): 0 11661-1617-2 6


Sittin' Here Pickin' the Blues is the title of a recording by American folk music and country blues artists Doc Watson and Merle Watson, released in 2004. It contains songs taken from albums that Doc and Merle recorded on the Flying Fish label in the 1980s. It contains all the songs from Pickin' the Blues, three from Doc and Merle Watson's Guitar Album, three from Red Rocking Chair and a live version of Deep River Blues. While many folk-country artists have long since severed their connections with the blues, guitarist Doc Watson has never forgotten his. Watson's commitment to the blues deepened as his son, the late Merle Watson, picked up the guitar and joined him on-stage and in the studio. Sittin' Here Pickin' the Blues reaches back to several Doc and Merle Watson albums recorded for Rounder in the early- to mid-'80s, including the classic Pickin' the Blues. Doc Watson March 3, 1923 May 29, 2012 and Merle Watson February 8, 1949 - October 10, 1985 Arthel Lane Doc Watson was an American guitarist, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel music. Watson's flatpicking skills and knowledge of traditional American music are highly regarded. He performed with his son Merle for over 15 years until Merle's death in 1985 in an accident on the family farm. Eddy Merle Watson February 8, 1949 - October 10, 1985 was an American guitarist and folk singer. Merle was widely recognized as one of read more. Sittin' Here Pickin' The Blues. Doc & Merle Watson. The Heavy Horses - Murder Ballads & Other & Merle Watson. John Hurt, 02:29. Talking to Casey, 02:29. Going to Chicago Blues, 04:05. Windy and Warm, 02:11. Now playing . In the hands of Doc and Merle, the blues and country music are a natural fit, with songs drawn from a range of blues, jazz and country styles. PICKIN' THE BLUES 1985: All twelve tracks from the original vinyl release are included. Michael Coleman plays bass on all tracks and Sam Bush plays mandolin or fiddle on many except for St. Louis Blues which Doc plays solo. Not only is Doc an accomplished guitar player, but his son Merle more than holds his own on slide guitar on most of these tracks. Freight Train Blues. Hobo Bill's Last Ride. Mississippi Heavy Water Blues. Watson Country. Red Rocking Chair. Ballads from Deep Gap. Home Sweet Home. Bear's Sonic Journals: Never the Same Way Once Live. Backing Vocals Joe SmothersBass, Guitar , Backing Vocals T. Michael ColemanFiddle Sam BushGuitar, Vocals Doc WatsonRhythm Guitar Merle WatsonWritten-By Watson , Coleman. Stormy Weather. Bass T. Michael ColemanFiddle Sam BushGuitar, Vocals Doc WatsonRhythm Guitar Mitch GreenhillSlide Guitar Merle WatsonWritten-By Arlen , Koehler. Album starts at 136BPM, ends at 180BPM 44, with tempos within the 88-180BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing. Tracklist Sittin' Here Pickin' the Blues

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