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Merle Travis - Sixteen Tons

Rare Performances 1946-1981 Volume Two

By Merle Travis

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Guitar (fingerpicking) - Intermediate
Rare Performances 1946-1981 Volume Two. By Merle Travis. Solos, Style, Boxed. Vestapol. Country. DVD. Duration 60 minutes. Grossman's Guitar Workshop #13034DVD. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.13034DVD).

Item Number: MB.13034DVD

5.25 x 7.5 inches.

This second Merle Travis dvd collection presents more rare footage from 1946 to 1981. The year of Travis's first hits on the fledgling Capitol label, 1946, is represented by a half-dozen Soundies in which a 29 year old Travis fronts both an all-girl band and one of hot session players. The 1950s saw Tennessee Ernie Ford's recording of Travis's Sixteen Tons become an international pop hit, and its creator performs it here on a 1957 clip from the Tex Ritter hosted Ranch Party. The renewed interest in his music in the 70s is evident in six performances from that decade, while an informal duet with his son Thom Bresh, videotaped toward the end of Travis's life, provides a moving coda to this varied collection of brilliant country guitar playing leavened with Travis's blend of humor, poetry and downhome philosophy in his songs. DVD is region 0, playable worldwide.

  • Silver Spurs  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Texas Home  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Why Did I Fall for Abner  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Old Chisholm Trail  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Catalog Cowboy  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Night Train to Memphis  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Lost John  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Nine Pound Hammer  Performed by Merle Travis
  • John Henry  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Wildwood Flower  Performed by Merle Travis
  • When My Baby Double Talks to Me  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Sixteen Tons  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Cannonball Rag  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Dark As A Dungeon  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Rockabye Rag  Performed by Merle Travis
  • That's All  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Who's Sorry Now  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Way Down Yonder In New Orleans  Performed by Merle Travis
  • Backwater Blues  Performed by Merle Travis
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