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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Doc Watson CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on Yelp.com We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Doc Watson albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Doc Watson record collection, Doc Watson CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

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They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!

 

Doc Watson Biography

Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson, born March 3, 1923 in Deep Gap, North Carolina, is a guitar player, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel music. According to Doc on his three CD biographical recording "Legacy", he got the nickname "Doc" during a live Doc Watson concert broadcast when the announcer remarked that his given name Arthel was odd and he needed an easy nickname to go by. A fan in the crowd shouted "Call him Doc!" presumably in reference to the Sherlock Holmes sidekick Doctor Watson. The name stuck ever since.

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Doc Watson Bio Continued

An eye infection caused Doc Watson to lose his vision prior to his first birthday.

Doc Watson Discography Updated January 2007
Doc Watson Albums

Doc Watson Vinyl and Doc Watson CDs: Studio

1961 - Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's, Vol. 1 - Folkways
1963 - Doc Watson & Family - Folkways
1963 - Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk City - Smithsonian Folkways
1963 - Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's, Vol. 2 - Folkways
1964 - Doc Watson - Vanguard
1964 - Treasures Untold - Vanguard
1965 - Doc Watson & Son - Vanguard
1966 - Home Again! - Vanguard
1966 - Southbound - Vanguard
1967 - Ballads From Deep Gap - Vanguard
1967 - Old-Timey Concert [live] - Vanguard
1968 - Doc Watson in Nashville: Good Deal! - Vanguard
1971 - Doc Watson on Stage (Featuring Merle Watson) - Vanguard
1972 - Doc & Merle Watson's Guitar Album - Flying Fish
1972 - The Elementary Doctor Watson! - Sugar Hill
1973 - Then and Now - Tomato Music
1974 - Two Days in November - Poppy
1975 - Memories - Sugar Hill
1976 - Doc and the Boys - United Artists
1977 - Lonesome Road - EMI America
1977 - Tradition - Rounder
1979 - Live and Pickin' - United Artists
1979 - Look Away! - United Artists
1981 - Red Rocking Chair - Flying Fish
1984 - Down South - Rykodisc
1985 - Pickin' the Blues - Flying Fish
1986 - Riding the Midnight Train - Sugar Hill
1988 - Out in the Country - Intermedia
1988 - Portrait - Sugar Hill
1990 - Watson Family Tradition - Rounder
1990 - On Praying Ground - Sugar Hill
1990 - Sings Songs for Little Pickers [live] - Sugar Hill
1990 - The Doc Watson Family - Smithsonian Folkways
1991 - My Dear Old Southern Home - Sugar Hill
1992 - Remembering Merle - Sugar Hill
1994 - Songs From the Southern Mountains - Sugar Hill
1995 - Guitar Album - Flying Fish
1995 - Docabilly - Sugar Hill
1996 - Watson Country - Flying Fish
1997 - Doc & Dawg - Acoustic Disc
1998 - Home Sweet Home - Sugar Hill
1999 - Third Generation Blues - Sugar Hill
2002 - 'Round the Table Again - Sugar Hill
2003 - Tennessee Stud - Music Mill
2004 - Sittin' Here Pickin' the Blues - Rounder

Doc Watson Records and Doc Watson CD Releases: Compilations

1973 - The Best of Doc Watson - Vanguard
1973 - The Essential Doc Watson 1 [live] -
1973 - The Essential Doc Watson 2 [live] - Vanguard
1973 - The Essential Doc Watson [live] - Vanguard
1994 - Original Folkways Recordings: 1960-1962 - Smithsonian Folkways
1995 - Vanguard Years - Vanguard
1996 - Then and Now/Two Days in November [1994] - Sugar Hill
1997 - Elementary Doctor Watson!/Then and Now - Collectables
1999 - The Best of Doc Watson: 1964-1968 - Vanguard
2000 - Foundation: Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection, 1964-1998 - SugarHill
2001 - Doc Watson at Gerdes Folk City [live] - Sugar Hill
2002 - Then and Now/Two Days in November [2002] - BGO
2002 - 14 Fabulous Tracks - Fab 14
2002 - Legacy - High Windy
2002 - Lonesome Road/Look Away! - Southern Music
2002 - Songs from Home - Capitol
2003 - Trouble in Mind: Doc Watson Country Blues Collection - Sugar Hill
2003 - Doc and the Boys/Live and Pickin' - Southern Music
2006 - Black Mountain Rag - Rounder
2007 - Vanguard Visionaries - Vanguard

Doc Watson DVDs & Doc Watson Music Videos

1995 - Rare Performances 1963-1981 - Vestapol
1995 - Rare Performances 1982-1993 [live] - Vestapol
1996 - Doc & Merle: Rare One Hour Journey into Lives - Vestapol
1996 - Doc's Guitar Jam - Vestapol
1999 - In Concert [DVD/Video] [live] - Vestapol

Doc Watson CD's and Doc Watson Vinyl: Appearances 1947 - 1991

1947 - Folk Songs of the Hills Merle Travis - Liner Notes
1959 - Bluegrass at Newport Various Artists - Arranger, Vocals, Performer
1961 - Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's, Vol.1 Doc Watson - Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
1963 - Doc Watson & Family Doc Watson - Guitar, Vocals
1963 - Jean Ritchie & Doc Watson at Folk City Jean Ritchie/Doc Watson - Banjo, Guitar,Harmonica, Vocals
1963 - Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk City Doc Watson/Jean Ritchie - Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
1963 - Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980 Bill Monroe/Doc Watson - Guitar, Vocals, Performer, Photography
1963 - Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's, Vol.2 Doc Watson - Guitar, Vocals
1963 - Old Time Music at Newport1963 Various Artists - Performer
1964 - Country Music & Bluegrass at Newport:1963 Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals
1964 - Doc Watson Doc Watson - Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Arranger, Vocals
1964 - Long Journey Home The Kentucky Colonels - Arranger
1964 - Treasures Untold Doc Watson - Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Arranger, Autoharp, Vocals, Performer, Adaptation to CD
1965 - Doc Watson & Son Doc Watson & Son - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Guitar (12String)
1966 - Home Again! Doc Watson - Guitar, Arranger, Vocals, Adaptation
1966 - Southbound Doc Watson - Guitar, Arranger, Vocals, Liner Notes
1967 - Ballads From Deep Gap Doc & Merle Watson - Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Arranger, Vocals
1967 - Old-Timey Concert Doc Watson - Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Arranger, Vocals, Adaptation, Soloist
1967 - Strictly Instrumental Flatt & Scruggs With Doc Watson - Performer
1968 - Doc Watson in Nashville: Good Deal! Doc Watson - Banjo, Guitar, Vocals, Adaptation
1971 - Doc Watson on Stage (Featuring Merle Watson) Doc & Merle Watson - Guitar,Harmonica, Vocals
1972 - Doc & Merle Watson's Guitar Album Doc & Merle Watson - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
1972 - Earl Scruggs: His Family and Friends Earl Scruggs -
1972 - Elementary Doctor Watson! Doc Watson - Guitar, Harmonica, Arranger, Vocals, Adaptation, Guitar (Baritone)
1972 - Greatest Folksingers of the '60s Various Artists - Performer
1972 - Will the Circle Be Unbroken The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Guitar, Vocals, Vocals(bckgr)
1973 - Best of Doc Watson Doc Watson - Guitar, Vocals
1973 - Essential Doc Watson Doc Watson - Guitar (Acoustic), Banjo, Harmonica, Arranger, Vocals, Adaptation, Guitar Arrangements
1973 - Then and Now Doc & Merle Watson - Guitar, Harmonica, Arranger, Vocals
1974 - Two Days in November Doc & Merle Watson - Guitar, Vocals
1974 - Waitress in a Donut Shop Maria Muldaur - Guitar
1975 - Memories Doc Watson - Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Arranger, Composer, Guitar(Rhythm), Vocals, Voices, Harmony Vocals, Liner Notes, Adaptation
1976 - Dirt, Silver & Gold The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
1977 - Lonesome Road Doc & Merle Watson - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
1977 - Tradition The Watson Family - Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
1979 - Live and Pickin' Doc Watson - Guitar, Vocals
1979 - Look Away! Doc & Merle Watson - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
1980 - Reflections Chet Atkins & Doc Watson - Guitar, Vocals, Performer
1981 - Red Rocking Chair Doc & Merle Watson - Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Arranger
1982 - Alive in Concert, Vol.1 The Limeliters - Arranger
1982 - Busy Bee Cafe Marty Stuart - Guitar, Harmonica
1984 - Down South Doc Watson - Guitar, Harmonica, Arranger, Vocals
1984 - Shady Gove Gove Scrivenor - Guitar, Harmony Vocals
1984 - Telluride Festival Tapes Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals, Performer
1985 - High Country Snows Dan Fogelberg - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar
1985 - Pickin' the Blues Doc & Merle Watson - Guitar, Vocals, Liner Notes
1986 - Mockingbird Smith Sisters - Guitar, Vocals
1986 - Reel & Rock David Holt - Guitar, Harmonica, Guitar (Rhythm)
1986 - Riding the Midnight Train Doc Watson - Guitar, Arranger, Vocals, ProductionAssistant
1987 - Steal This Disc Various Artists - Vocals, Performer
1988 - Folkways: A Vision Shared - A Tribute to Woody Guthri Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals (bckgr), Performer
1988 - Home Is Where the Heart Is David Grisman - Guitar, Arranger, Vocals
1988 - Hull's Victory Dakota Dave Hull - Guitar
1988 - Out in the Country Doc Watson - Guitar, Vocals
1988 - Portrait Doc Watson - Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Arranger, Autoharp, Vocals, Guitar (12 String), Producer
1988 - Rounder Old-Time Music Various Artists - Banjo, Vocals
1989 - Baseball's Greatest Hits Various Artists - Performer
1989 - Ben & Jerry's Newport Folk Festival 88 Various Artists - Performer
1989 - Flatpicking Guitar Festival Various Artists - Guitar, Performer
1989 - Roadrunner Smith Sisters - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar
1989 - Treasures Untold Mike Auldridge - Guitar, Vocals
1990 - Ben & Jerry's Newport Folk Festival, Vol.2 Various Artists - Performer
1990 - Bluegrass Class of1990 Various Artists - Guitar, Arranger, Vocals
1990 - Doc Watson Family Doc Watson - Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Autoharp, Vocals,Compilation, Assistant
1990 - Family Folk Festival Various Artists - Guitar, Arranger, Vocals, Performer
1990 - Fish That's a Song Pete Seeger - Performer
1990 - Fish That's a Song Various Artists - Guitar
1990 - Guitar Player Presents Legends of Guitar: Country, Vo Various Artists - Guitar, Performer
1990 - Norman Blake and Tony Rice2 Norman Blake/Tony Rice - Guitar
1990 - On Praying Ground Doc Watson - Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Arranger, Vocals
1990 - Sings Songs for Little Pickers Doc Watson - Guitar, Harmonica, Arranger, Harp,Jew's-Harp, Vocals, Adaptation, Harmonia
1990 - Watson Family Tradition Doc Watson & Family - Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
1991 - Arkansas Traveler Michelle Shocked - Guitar
1991 - Grandfather's Greatest Hits David Holt - Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
1991 - My Dear Old Southern Home Doc Watson - Guitar, Harmonica, Autoharp, Vocals
1991 - Smithsonian Collection of Folk Song America, Vol. 3 Various Artists -
1991 - Smithsonian Collection of Folk Song America, Vol. 4 Various Artists -

Doc Watson CD and Doc Watson Records Releases: Appearances 1992 - 1999

1992 - 1964-1969, Plus Flatt & Scruggs - Guitar
1992 - Remembering Merle Doc & Merle Watson - Guitar, Vocals
1992 - Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old-Timey Gospel Mu Various Artists - Vocals
1993 - Best of Sugar Hill Gospel, Vol.1: Everytime I Feel t Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals, Performer
1993 - Best of Sugar Hill Gospel: Way Down Deep in My Soul, Various Artists -Harmonica, Vocals, Performer
1993 - Sugar Plums: Holiday Treats from Sugar Hill Various Artists - Guitar, Arranger, Vocals, Performer
1993 - Way Down Deep in My Soul: The Best of Sugar Hill Gosp Various Artists -Harmonica, Vocals
1994 - Daddies Sing GoodNight: A Fathers' Collection of Slee Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals, Performer
1994 - Folk Song America, Vol. 3 Various Artists - Performer
1994 - Folk Song America, Vol. 4 Various Artists - Performer
1994 - Guitar Boogie The Moody Brothers - Guest Appearance
1994 - Jammed If I Do Dan Crary - Performer
1994 - Original Folkways Recordings:1960-1962 Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley - Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Arranger, Vocals
1994 - Red Hot + Country Various Artists - Guitar (Acoustic), Performer
1994 - Ric-O-Chet Ricochet - Liner Notes
1994 - Songs From the Southern Mountains Doc Watson & Family - Guitar, Vocals
1994 - Young Fogies Various Artists - Harmonica, Performer
1995 - Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals (bckgr)
1995 - Docabilly Doc Watson - Guitar, Vocals
1995 - Guitar Album Doc Watson - Guitar, Vocals
1995 - Top of the Hill Bluegrass Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals, Performer
1995 - Vanguard Years Sampler Doc Watson - Guitar, Vocals
1995 - Vanguard Years Doc Watson - Guitar, Arranger, Vocals, Adaptation
1995 - Your Favorite Country Hymns Various Artists - Performer
1996 - Blue Ribbon Guitar Various Artists - Guitar, Performer
1996 - Children's Celebration of Folk Music Various Artists - Arranger, Performer
1996 - Crossroads: Southern Routes--Music of the American So Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals, Performer
1996 - Essential Chet Atkins [RCA] Chet Atkins - Arranger, Adaptation
1996 - Rounder Bluegrass Guitar Various Artists - Guitar, Performer
1996 - Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection var art - Guitar, Baritone, Performer
1996 - Then and Now/Two Days in November [1994] Doc & Merle Watson
1996 - Vanguard Folk Sampler Various Artists - Performer
1996 - Vanguard Newport Folk Festival Sampler Various Artists - Arranger, Performer, Adaptation
1996 - Watson Country Doc & Merle Watson - Guitar, Harmonica, Arranger, Vocals,Harmony Vocals, Adaptation
1997 - 'Tis Sweet to Be Remembered: Essential Flatt & Scrugg Flatt & Scruggs -Arranger
1997 - Bay Blues Live in Concert Various Artists - Vocals
1997 - Doc & Dawg Doc Watson - Guitar, Arranger, Vocals
1997 - Elementary Doctor Watson!/Then and Now Doc Watson - Guitar, Harmonica
1997 - First Families of Country: Sons & Daughters Various Artists - Performer
1997 - In the Country of Country, People And Places In Ameri Various Artists -Performer
1997 - Legacy: A Tribute to the First Generation of Bluegras Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals, Performer
1997 - Legends of Country Music: The Best of Austin City Various Artists - Guitar, Performer
1997 - Steel Rails: Classic Railroad Songs, Vol.1 Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals, Performer
1997 - Vanguard Collector's Edition Various Artists - Guitar, Arranger, Harp, Vocals, Guitar (12 String), Performer, 5-string Banjo
1998 - Acoustic Disc:100% Handmade Music, Vol. 4 Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals, Performer
1998 - Del Doc & Mac Del McCoury/Doc Watson/Mac Wiseman - Guitar, Vocals, Performer

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