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Merle Travis Rare Performances 1946-1981 Vol. 1

By Merle Travis

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Guitar (fingerpicking)
Composed by Merle Travis (1917-1983). Boxed, Concert/Documentary. Vestapol. Country. DVD. Duration 60 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.13012DVD).

Item Number: MB.13012DVD

5.25 x 7.5 inches.

This DVD captures 35 years of rare film and television performances by one of the all-time great American musicians. The music and guitar playing of Merle Travis have been a seminal influence on the American music scene. There is not a fingerstyle guitarist whose playing has not been touched by Merle's style and technique. He wrote over 900 songs, and some, such as "Sixteen Tons" and "Dark as a Dungeon," are so familiar that today they are thought of as "folk songs".

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