DVD - NTSC - b/w - Code Free
No one revolutionized country guitar playing like Merle Travis.
He gave his name to an entire style of playing...or picking. He influenced Chet Atkins, and just about every rockabilly guitarist on the planet. There is very little video of Merle Travis in his prime, so Bear Family is very proud to present one of the geniuses of the guitar at the peak of his skills. Guitarists will be able to look at his fingers and try to figure out the deceptive simplicity of his style. Everyone else can just enjoy some relaxed, lyrical, and easy-on-the-ear country music. These 25 performances are a dazzling mixture of songs that Travis learned growing up in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, together with his hits, and even a tune, Main Street Breakdown, by his disciple, Chet Atkins.
Very few artists truly revolutionized their music, but Merle Travis did! Country guitar playing would never be the same after Travis, and when young country guitarists turned Travis picking into rock 'n' roll, they invented rockabilly guitar. Scotty Moore, Cliff Gallup, James Burton, and others were all disciples of Merle Travis.
After Merle, it would never be the same!
|Merle Travis At Town Hall Party (DVD) 1|
|2:||Under The Double Eagle|
|5:||If You Can't Go Right Don't Go Wrong|
|6:||Bugle Call Rag|
|7:||Main Street Breakdown|
|9:||Way Down Yonder In New Orleans|
|10:||Squaws Along The Yukon|
|11:||Ma, He's Making Eyes At Me|
|12:||Nine Pound Hammer|
|13:||I'll See In My Dreams|
|15:||Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon|
|16:||Ike Everly's Rag|
|17:||Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old 'Tucky Home|
|19:||Back Home In Indiana|
|20:||House Of David Blues|
|21:||Squaws Along The Yukon|
|22:||Cuddle Up A Little Closer|
|23:||Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old 'Tucky Home|