Merle Travis playlist

By: Bill Milkowski

35 songs / 1:19:24

  1. 1 Merle Travis / Cannonball Rag 01:33
  2. 2 Merle Travis / I'll See You in My Dreams 02:31
  3. 3 Merle Travis / Blue Smoke 02:03
  4. 4 Merle Travis / Rock-A-Bye Rag 01:41
  5. 5 Merle Travis / Walking the Strings 03:02
  6. 6 Merle Travis / Long Gone (From Bowlin' Green) 02:26
  7. 7 Merle Travis / Sixteen Tons 02:03
  8. 8 Merle Travis / Fat Gal 01:54
  9. 9 Merle Travis / Divorce Me C.O.D. 01:36
  10. 10 Merle Travis / No Vacancy 02:11
  11. 11 Merle Travis / Sweet Temptation 01:59
  12. 12 Merle Travis / Saturday Night Shuffle 01:36
  13. 13 Merle Travis / Goodbye My Bluebelle 02:37
  14. 14 Merle Travis / Nine Pound Hammer 02:24
  15. 15 Merle Travis / The Midnight Special 02:22
  16. 16 Merle Travis / I Am A Pilgrim 03:17
  17. 17 Merle Travis / Re-Enlistment Blues 02:42
  18. 18 Merle Travis / Bayou Baby 02:27
  19. 19 Merle Travis / Dark As A Dungeon 03:01
  20. 20 Merle Travis / If You Can't Go Right Don't Go Wrong 02:21
  21. 21 Merle Travis / Black Cat Blues 02:19
  22. 22 Merle Travis / Jordan Is A Hard Road To Travel 01:53
  23. 23 Merle Travis / Bicycle Built For Two 02:11
  24. 24 Merle Travis / Moon Over The Motel 02:21
  25. 25 Merle Travis / Dapper Dan 02:08
  26. 26 Merle Travis / Bugle Call Rag 01:52
  27. 27 Merle Travis / That's All 02:40
  28. 28 Merle Travis / Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) 02:21
  29. 29 Merle Travis / When My Baby Double Talks To Me 02:15
  30. 30 Merle Travis / Hominy Grits 02:45
  31. 31 Merle Travis / Kinfolks In Carolina 01:17
  32. 32 Merle Travis / Heart Of My Heart 02:47
  33. 33 Merle Travis / Guitar Rag 02:13
  34. 34 Merle Travis / You're A Little Bit Cuter 02:16
  35. 35 Merle Travis / Kentucky Means Paradise 02:20

A native of Rosewood, Kentucky, masterful guitarits Merle Travis invented a syncopated fingerstyle approach to playing that was later adapted by guitarist Chet Atkins. Born on November 29, 1917, Travis was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1977. He died on October 20, 1983 at age 65.
This playlist captures the great guitarist at the peak of his powers in intimate solo performances at the fabled Ash Grove nightclub in Los Angeles in 1965 and 1966.