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Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)

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Subject: Doc Watson in hospital
From: BK Lick
Date: 24 May 12 - 05:39 PM

Sounds serious.
Bluegrass Today article


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital
From: GUEST,Gibsonboy
Date: 24 May 12 - 05:50 PM

Can still remember exactly where I was when I first heard Deep River Blues. When the only guitar playing I had heard prior to that was Hank Marvin, it blew my mind. Needless to say that moment changed my life. Hang in there Doc.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital
From: Nancy King
Date: 24 May 12 - 06:13 PM

Sending positive thoughts from here. Definitely one of the greatest.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital
From: PHJim
Date: 24 May 12 - 06:40 PM

All the best to Doc.
Windy & Warm


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 May 12 - 07:17 PM

Here's the initial blurb linked above:

Doc Watson hospitalized
John Lawless | May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

We have learned that legendary guitarist and folk singer Doc Watson is hospitalized in Winston-Salem, NC. He is 89 years old.

According to two close friends of Watson's, Doc fell on Monday and was taken to a regional hospital near his home. After taking a turn for the worse, he was airlifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem where he is being treated for what may be a case of pneumonia. Though unconfirmed at this point, there is the possibility that Doc is also suffering from kidney failure.

We will update as we are able to obtain further details.


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Rest easy, Doc. God has loved you for a long time so have us'ns! Don't go till He calls, now.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 May 12 - 08:51 PM

Sad news, indeed.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 24 May 12 - 08:59 PM

Oh, no!


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital
From: GUEST,mando-player-91
Date: 24 May 12 - 09:29 PM

I always loved doc sad news indeed


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital
From: Janie
Date: 24 May 12 - 09:50 PM

He is in good hands at Baptist Hosptial. All good thoughts for recovery I can muster.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 24 May 12 - 10:18 PM

Doc, you are a master musician and true gentleman, and I hope you come through well and quickly.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: GUEST,Jean in B'ham
Date: 24 May 12 - 10:20 PM

Praying Doc doesn't go till the time is right - not sick in a hospital. But he has a Saviour in Jesus, so we know God'll take good care of him when the time comes. God bless you, Doc! We love you!


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 25 May 12 - 05:59 AM

I suppose it had to happen eventually. Even so the news is very sad and, although the odds against him pulling through sound pretty steep, I for one am hoping that he'll live to enjoy a few more years yet.

Of all the thousands of musicians and singers I've listened to down through the years, I can't think of one who has brought me more sheer pleasure than Doc.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: Bobert
Date: 25 May 12 - 10:03 AM

Well, sheet fire!!!

If this ain't some bad news...

Doc is the da' flat-pickin' man!!!

Hope he recovers...

B~


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 25 May 12 - 10:19 AM

Doc went through surgery last night to relieve an impacted colon. Any surgery is very serious at his age and this is considered major. Word is (third hand) that he came through well and is his next step withh likely be to a nursing home. Whether this is expected to be permanent or temporary is unclear to me.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: GUEST,stevesg
Date: 25 May 12 - 12:57 PM

my heart breaks as you take your long journey...


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: topical tom
Date: 25 May 12 - 01:03 PM

God bless you, Doc. I have loved your music for many, many years. All my prayers and wishes to you for a speedy recovery.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 25 May 12 - 01:16 PM

One of the first records of Old Time Music I ever owned had Doc singing Hicks' Farewell, with Gaither Carlton (I think) on fiddle. Now seems a very appropriate time to share it.

My time is swiftly rolling on
When I must faint and die;
My body to the dust return
And there fergotten lie.
Let persecution rage around
And Antichrist appear;
My silent dust beneath the ground
There's no disturbance there.

To call poor sinners to repent
And seek their Savior dear.
My brother preachers, boldly speak
And stand on Zion's wall.
Confirm the drunk, confirm the weak
And after sinners call.

My loving wife, my bosom friend,
The object of my love,
The time's been sweet l've spent with you,
My sweet and harmless dove,
My little children near my heart
My warm affections know.
From each the path will I attend.
O from them can I go?!

O God, a father to them be
And keep them from all harm,
That they may love and worship Thee
And dwell upon Thy charm.
How often you have looked fer me
And often seen me come.
But now I must depart from thee
And nevermore return.

My loving wife, don't grieve fer me,
Neither lament nor mourn;
Fer I will with my Jesus be
And dwell upon his charm.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: BK Lick
Date: 25 May 12 - 03:52 PM

Doc Watson to undergo surgery tonight

Doc's surgery a success


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 25 May 12 - 04:26 PM

Good to read that the surgery was successful. I hope he is strong enough to recover.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: Janie
Date: 25 May 12 - 06:03 PM

Local news this evening is reporting he is in critical but improving condition.

All good thoughts to this good man and great musician, and to all his family.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: Acorn4
Date: 25 May 12 - 07:55 PM

Don't leave us yet.

God can wait a bit longer for his guitar lessons!


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 May 12 - 09:58 PM

Strong enough may not matter-- he is definitely TOUGH enough and so IMO the question just is whether God's calling him home yet, and if so then it is his time to go look up ole Rick F-- after he connects with dear Merle.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: kendall
Date: 25 May 12 - 11:38 PM

I love his picking.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 25 May 12 - 11:57 PM

Yeah ....WYSIWYG......

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Pathetic


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 26 May 12 - 08:55 AM

Best wishes for a safe and speedy recovery to a great man and musician.
The Watson Family albums,and his first solo album on Vanguard areamong my treasures. Loving thoughts and prayers from the UK.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 26 May 12 - 09:23 AM

Bert Lloyd was a great fan of Doc, I have the wonderful film of Berts visit with Doc at Deep Gap, alas only on video.

Very best wishes from Yorkshire.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: deepdoc1
Date: 26 May 12 - 09:57 AM

Clicky link excerpt: "Agent Mitch Greenhill of Folklore Productions said in an email Friday that Watson is resting and responsive following the surgery Thursday at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. A hospital spokeswoman said he remained in critical condition Friday afternoon." Most powerful good wishes and prayers to you and your family Doc. Godspeed.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: tritoneman
Date: 26 May 12 - 03:39 PM

Glad to hear Doc has come through surgery ok. I first saw him play at Guildford Folk Club in the mid 1960's on his first UK tour. For me, he's remained a total inspiration.

Graham


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: EBarnacle
Date: 26 May 12 - 03:53 PM

I heard Doc and Merle many years ago on a double bill with Brian Bowers. Talk about Heaven!


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: Elmore
Date: 26 May 12 - 04:14 PM

Would have liked to see him one more time.I hope he recovers and has some quality years.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: GUEST,mando-player-91
Date: 26 May 12 - 04:21 PM

Stay strong Doc and a hopeful recovery


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: Tiger
Date: 26 May 12 - 04:30 PM

We've followed Doc on a number of his 'final' tours, and I'm praying this is just another one of those.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: BK Lick
Date: 26 May 12 - 05:14 PM

Doc Watson & Bill Monroe

Recorded by Ken Landreth on June 21, 1969
Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festival in Bean Blossom, IN
Workshop in the Barn
June 21, 1969
   Deep River Blues (Watson)
   Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia (Watson)
   Watson Blues (Watson and Monroe)
   Midnight on the Stormy Deep (Watson and Monroe)
   Paddy on the Turnpike (Watson and Monroe)
   Rabbit in a Log (Watson and Monroe)
   East Tennessee Blues (Watson and Monroe)


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: scouse
Date: 27 May 12 - 04:39 AM

Good wishes for a speedy recovery.. luv ya Doc, your just an inspiration to so many.

As Aye,

Phil.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: Suzy T.
Date: 27 May 12 - 11:14 PM

Here is the latest post from the Folklore Productions website: May 27, 2012 / 4:30 PM PDT:

Doc had a difficult day, but seems to have pulled through OK. His condition is now pretty much where it was when the day began. He remains in critical condition.

The family, while understanding and appreciating interest from Doc's friends and well-wishers, would appreciate privacy during this trying time.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: open mike
Date: 28 May 12 - 10:26 AM

from May 28, Winston Salem Journal
http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/may/28/watson-remains-critical-ar-2313363/
Doc Watson's family was called to his bedside Sunday after he took a turn for the worse, his manager said.

"Doc did have a pretty difficult day today," Mitch Greenhill, Watson's manager, said in the evening. "But he pulled through."

Watson remained in critical condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a hospital spokesperson said.

Watson, 89, had surgery Thursday to remove a blockage in his colon. He remains in the hospital's intensive care unit.

His management company, Folklore Productions International, had posted an update Saturday that he had undergone a follow-up procedure to Thursday's surgery.

Watson, who was born in Deep Gap and is blind, is known as a master of the flatpicking style of guitar playing. He has won eight Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts and a National Heritage Fellowship.

Watson has also played at Carnegie Hall and on the lawn of the White House.

He started MerleFest, an annual gathering of musicians in Wilkesboro named after his son, who died in a tractor accident in 1985.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 May 12 - 11:08 AM

<3+++

~S~


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: GUEST,Gibsonboy
Date: 28 May 12 - 12:31 PM

Keep fighting Doc


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: Arkie
Date: 28 May 12 - 12:43 PM

An icon for the traditional community, and one who has brought much joy to so many through the unique experience of music he provides. Wish him and his family the best in this difficult time.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: BK Lick
Date: 28 May 12 - 03:10 PM

Talking Doc Watson Blues
A splendid, lengthy article by Art Menius in Bluegrass Today.


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Subject: RE: Doc Watson in hospital (May 2012)
From: bobad
Date: 29 May 12 - 08:27 PM

Doc has passed - obit
Obituary thread


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