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The Merle Travis Guitar

  • 1. Blue Smoke
    2. Black Diamond Blues
    3. On a Bicycle Built for Two
    4. Saturday Night Shuffle
    5. Bugle Call Rag
    6. Tuck Me Up in My Old 'Tucky Home
    7. Walkin' the Strings
    8. Memphis Blues, The
    9. Sheik of Araby, The
    10. Blue Bell
    11. Waltz You Saved for Me, The
    12. Rockabye Rag
    13. Sweet Temptation
    14. No Vacancy
    15. Done Rovin'
    16. Nine Pound Hammer
    17. Sixteen Tons
    18. Blues, Stay Away from Me
    19. Dark as a Dungeon
    20. I Am a Pilgrim
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 23

  • Credits

    Personnel: Merle Travis (vocals, guitar).
    Liner Note Author: Dave Henderson.
    Arranger: Merle Travis.
    This 1956 album pretty much kicked off a revolution in guitar playing. Country guitar legend Merle Travis popularized the cross-pattern style of guitar playing that came to be known as "Travis picking," and this is the album that started his reputation rolling, influencing untold numbers of country, folk, and rock guitarists. And if that wasn't enough, the earlier tracks appended here as bonus cuts include some of his finest, most influential work as a songwriter ("Sixteen Tons," "Dark As a Dungeon").

  • Critic Reviews
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he combination of electric and acoustic work makes this collection a must have for any fan of superlative guitar playing."
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