Doc & Merle Watson - Bear's Sonic Journals: Never the Same Way Once: Live At The Boarding House

 (May 1974 Complete Box Set)



Total download size: 11.2 GB Total play length: 5:34:56 Cover art and liner notes included

This set contains all four nights of this legendary performance at the Boarding House. Purchase each night's set individually here:

Never the Same Way Once : Live At The Boarding House (Night 1 - May 1, 1974)

Never the Same Way Once : Live At The Boarding House (Night 2 - May 2, 1974)

Never the Same Way Once : Live At The Boarding House (Night 3 - May 3, 1974)

Never the Same Way Once : Live At The Boarding House (Night 4 - May 4, 1974)

"The most extraordinary Doc Watson ever captured on tape. Ever.” –Robert Baird, Stereophile, Recording of the Month (October 2017)

“A legend recording a legend.” – T. Michael Coleman, Bass

Previously-unreleased live recordings of Doc and Merle Watson from the archive of legendary soundman and counter-culture icon Owsley Stanley.

Audiophile production, mastered from the original archive tapes by Owsley’s hand-picked engineer, Jeffrey Norman, and re-clocked by Plangent Processes to remove timing distortions.

· Doc Watson was an American guitarist, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel music, who won 7 Grammys, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
· Owsley Stanley, the soundman for The Grateful Dead, was the father of the modern rock and roll concert sound system.
· This is the first release by the Owsley Stanley Foundation from Bear’s Sonic Journals, Owsley’s storied trove of 1300+ live concert recordings from the 1960s and 1970s, including recordings by Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, and more than 80 other diverse artists and idioms.
· Liner notes include a new interview with bassist T. Michael Coleman, an essay by Starfinder Stanley, son of Owsley Stanley, and original artwork by Mike DuBois.

"The late Owsley "Bear" Stanley spent his life raising consciousness. Whether it was mixing up jars of LSD, building his famous Wall of Sound PA system for the Grateful Dead, or supervising the creation of an incredible library of live recordings, Bear Stanley was after a certain purity, a higher level of quality, epiphanies... Bear certainly did know how to record in this room. The audience is audible, as are the between-tune exchanges among the three men—and most of Doc's jokes are funny. The tapes were processed using the Plangent system, to correct any wow and flutter and to recover lost frequencies. The result is exceptional sound, intimate yet three-dimensional." -Robert Baird, Stereophile Recording of the Month (October 2017)

About the Owsley Stanley Foundation:
The Owsley Stanley Foundation is a 501c(3) dedicated to the preservation of “Bear’s Sonic Journals,” Owsley’s archive of more than 1,300 live concert soundboard recordings from the 1960s and 1970s, including recordings by Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, and more than 80 other artists across nearly every musical idiom. All proceeds to the Foundation from the development of the recordings further the continuing charitable purpose of preserving Bear’s Sonic Journals and perpetuating Owsley's legacy.



1. Salty Dog Blues
2. Doc's Talking
3. Blue Yodel No 1 (T For Texas)
4. Miss the Mississippi and You
5. Wabash Cannonball
6. Nancy Rowland
7. Solid Gone
8. Tennessee Stud
9. Frosty Morn
10. Matchbox Blues
11. Mama Don't Allow
12. Deep Elem Blues
13. Introduction
14. Good Old Mountain Dew
15. Travellin' Man
16. Miss the Mississippi and You
17. Wabash Cannonball
18. Leather Britches / Cotton Eyed Joe
19. A Rovin' On A Winter's Night
20. Tennessee Stud
21. Black Mountain Rag
22. St James Infirmary
23. Love Me
24. Blue Suede Shoes
25. Sweet Georgia Brown
26. Lonesome Moan
27. Clouds Gwine Roll Away
28. Three Times Seven
29. Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia
30. Poor Boy Blues
31. Nancy Rowland / Salt Creek
32. Alberta
33. Movin' On
34. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!
35. Walk On Boy
36. Nothin' To It
37. Blue Railroad Train
38. Brown's Ferry Blues
39. Beaumont Rag
40. New River Train
41. Doggone My Time
42. Peace Pickin' Time In Georgia
43. Poor Boy Blues
44. Nancy Rowland / Salt Creek
45. Alberta
46. Natural Born Gambling Man
47. Doc's Guitar
48. Matchbox Blues
49. Streamlined Cannonball
50. Summertime
51. Love Me
52. Blue Suede Shoes
53. Mama Don't Allow
54. Freight Train Boogie
55. Life Gets Teejus Don't It
56. Miss the Mississippi and You
57. Wabash Cannonball
58. Leather Britches / Cotton - Eyed Joe
59. Bye Bye Bluebell
60. Tennessee Stud
61. South Coast
62. Sweet Georgia Brown
63. St James Infirmary
64. Step It Up and Go
65. Jailhouse Rock
66. Introduction
67. Way Down Town
68. Billboard Song
69. Blue Yodel #1 (T For Texas)
70. Miss the Mississippi and You
71. Poor Boy Blues
72. Nancy Rowland / Old Joe Clark
73. Chicken Road
74. The Last Thing On My Mind
75. Solid Gone
76. South Coast
77. Going Down The Road Feelin' Bad
78. Summertime
79. Love Me
80. Jailhouse Rock
81. Hound Dog
82. Brown's Ferry Blues
83. Gambler's Yodel
84. Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia
85. Wabash Cannonball
86. Beaumont Rag
87. In The Jailhouse Now
88. Lovesick Blues
89. Black Mountain Rag
90. Tennessee Stud
91. St James Infirmary
92. Sheik of Araby
93. Step It Up and Go
94. Mama Don't Allow No Music

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