Staff Picks: “Slaughterhouse Stomp” and "Doc Watson at Gerdes Folk City"
By Richard Pfohl on Jun 27, 2012
Each week, Music Canada will be opening up our blog to members of our staff, as well as our neighbours at AVLA, to share their musical picks of the week: one new release and one classic cut. This week's picks come from Richard Pfohl, General Counsel for Music Canada:
Combo Royale – “Slaughterhouse Stomp”
Combo Royale parties like it’s 1929. This Jazz Age-inspired combo features Quintette du Hot Club de France elements like accordion and violin – and a tap dancer for percussion. Catch them tearing it up at your favourite Hogtown watering hole – or on their debut disc, available now on their Facebook page.
From the Vaults:
"Doc Watson at Gerdes Folk City"
Doc Watson’s death last month at the age of 89 reminded us that he has been a force in folk, blues, roots and bluegrass music for nearly half a century. His introduction to the world outside the North Carolina hills came at a Greenwich Village folk club, and those of us who weren’t privileged (or born yet) to be there had to wait nearly 40 years to hear Doc Watson at Gerdes Folk City, recorded in 1962 and ‘63 and released in 2001. It is an outstanding introduction to this American master’s talents and warm personality. To paraphrase Carl Sandburg paraphrasing Walt Whitman: when I hear America picking and singing, I hear Doc Watson.