Apr 5, 2010

Doc Watson - Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia



YouTube - Doc Watson - Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia

6 comments:

Brenda's Arizona said...

Can't help but thinking of the Duane Allman quote that went something like "How are you helping the revolution?" Allman replied, "There ain't no revolution, only evolution, but every time I'm in Georgia I 'eat a peach' for peace."

Huh?

Love that Doc Watson! Thank you.

BANJO52 said...

Thanks for the quote, Brenda. At the risk of getting too serious and/or repeating myself, I will say I often find myself conflicted about my attachment to this music and geography, given some of the larger issues. Just bought two C.D.s: Mother Maybelle's Carter family and an "Early" Joan Baez (who seemed to know how to mix old traditions with new views . . . ).

altadenahiker said...

Oh, a little of that goes a long way.

Barbaro said...

Some months back I saw a great documentary on Baez on PBS. I've always had a hard time with her music, but her bio was darned impressive.

Doc Watson does about as much as can be done with a guitar, and his voice is a lot more ordinary (in a good way) than most.

Gary Carden said...

When I taught at Lees-McRae in the '70's, I often saw Doc Watson in Boone at a guitar store. He would pick up a guitar and hold it like a baby. I got up my nerve once and asked him what the song, "Honey, Let Me Be Your Salty Dog" meant. What was a salty dog? Dog said it was a popular bottled drink back in the 30's. "They were very sweet," he said.

BANJO52 said...

Ah, yep, like hard likker--a little goes a long way, not like that sweet California wine that you drink like soda pop.

Babaro, I saw the doc. on PBS too. I knew some of her courage, but learned there was a lot more. Talk about walking the walk . . .

Gary, welcome, come back soon, and thanks for the great image of Doc with his infant. So salty = sweet? Who says bluegrass lacks irony. Frankly, I was expecting another meaning of salty dog, not that I'd ever talk like that.

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