Moran Lee "Dock" Boggs,(1898年2月7日–1971年2月7日)，美国早期乡村blues最有影响力的歌手/班卓琴演奏家，他的演奏技巧和歌唱技巧是早期无可替代的Appalachian mountain和blues的结合，19世纪20年代他录制了两张专辑"Sugar Baby" 和 "Country Blues" ，后来由于生活所迫，他放弃了歌唱，典当了他的班卓琴，直到60年代，被Mike Seeger再次发现才又开始录音，这张专辑选自192-1929年间的录音作品
Moran Lee "Dock" Boggs (February 7, 1898–February 7, 1971) was an influential old-time singer, songwriter and banjo player. His style of play, as well as his singing, is considered a unique combination of old-time Appalachian mountain music and the blues. Boggs is deemed by contemporary old-time musicians and performers as a seminal figure in old-time music, at least in part because of the appearance of two of his recordings from the 1920s, "Sugar Baby" and "Country Blues", on the influential Anthology of American Folk Music collection.
Boggs was born in Norton, Virginia and began working in the coal mines of Appalachia at the age of twelve. At around this time, Boggs became interested in the banjo. As was the case of many musicians and performers of his era, Boggs learned to play the banjo watching and listening to family members and other performers, drawing additional influence from local African American musicians.
Boggs, while playing a traditional-style of play, did not play in the knock-down, sometimes called clawhammer or frailing style, instead employing a three-finger method that involved picking upwards on the strings of the banjo and permitted him to execute crisp single-note runs in a manner similar to that of a fingerstyle guitarist. Nevertheless, Boggs' style should not be confused with the bluegrass style of playing otherwise known as Scruggs style, made famous by Earl Scruggs, which also involves up-picking the banjo strings.
In 1920 Dock Boggs became influenced by blues tunes. He heard music played and sung by African-Americans while working in the coal mines and around the railroads of Appalachia. In 1927 he attended an audition in Bristol, Tennessee with the Brunswick record company. He was offered a contract to record with Brunswick and as a result travelled to New York where he recorded eight sides: "Sugar Baby," "Down Home Blues," "Country Blues," "Sammie Where Have You Been So Long," "Danville Girl," "Pretty Polly," "New Prisoner's Song" and "Hard Luck Blues." After these sessions, Boggs never recorded for Brunswick again.
By 1933, Boggs had given up hope of making a living as a musician. He hocked his banjo and did not play again until the early 1960s when he was re-discovered by Mike Seeger of the New Lost City Ramblers. As a result of his relationship with Seeger, Boggs enjoyed a renaissance of sorts during the Folk Revival, and recorded again.
01. Sugar Baby
02. Down Home Blues
03. Country Blues
04. Sammie, Where Have You Been So Long?
05. Danville Girl
06. Pretty Polly
07. New Prisoner's Song
08. Hard Luck Blues
09. Lost Love Blues
10. Will Sweethearts Know Each Other There?
11. Old Rub Alcohol Blues
12. False Hearted Lover's Blues
13. Lost Love Blues (Unissued Alternate Take #1)
14. Will Sweethearts Know Each Other There? (Unissued Alternate Take #1)
15. Old Rub Alcohol Blues (Sole Unissues Alternate Take)
16. Lost Love Blues (Unissued Alternate Take #2)
17. Will Sweethearts Know Each Other There? (Unissued Alternate Take #2)
18. Peddler & His Wife - Dock Boggs/Hayes Shepherd
19. Hard For To Love - Dock Boggs/Hayes Shepherd