Merle Travis/Sixteen Tons (DVD)
Rare Performances 1946-1981 Volume Two
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 ...more
Product Number:
13034DVD
Format:
DVD
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Binding:
Boxed
Size:
5.25 x 7.5
UPC:
011671303499
Publisher:
Grossman's Guitar Workshop
Date Published:
8/1/2003
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.

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