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 h ...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.

Running time 60 minutes

DVD is region 0, playable worldwide.

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

 
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