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Merle Travis - The Merle Travis Guitar flac album
  • Performer Merle Travis
  • Title The Merle Travis Guitar
  • Date of release 2009
  • Country US
  • Style Country, Folk
  • Other formats AC3 MIDI XM VOC ASF AUD MP3
  • Genre World & Folk & Country
  • Size MP3 1516 mb
  • Size FLAC 1691 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 706

The Merle Travis Guitar was the first solo guitar album by Merle Travis, recorded in 1955 when Travis was at the peak of his performing abilities and released on January 1, 1956.

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Merle Travis definitely exposed the masses to the scroll headstock with his Martin D-28 custom neck acoustic dreadnought (pictured above), as well as his usage of one of the first Bigsby electrics. Merle played the custom Martin from the time he had it re-necked until his death in 1983 on all his acoustic tracks. Music history is much like studying a family tree. The further down the branches we go, we end up at an indelible trunk that only forks off into many more roots.

Album by Merle Travis. On a Bicycle Built for Two. Saturday Night Shuffle. Bugle Call Rag. Tuck Me up in My Old 'Tucky Home.

Merle Travis is now acknowledged as one of the most influential American guitarists of the 20th century. His unique guitar style inspired many guitarists who followed, most notably Chet Atkins, who first heard Travis's radio broadcasts on Cincinnati's WLW Boone County Jamboree in 1939 while living with his father in rural Georgia. A live concert album Merle Travis in Boston 1959 released by Rounder Records in 1993 documents Travis' singing and guitar work still at its peak. A major retrospective of Travis' work and career (Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, five CDs with an 80-page booklet authored by Rich Kienzle, who interviewed many of Travis's contemporaries) was produced by Bear Family Records in 1994, and includes much previously unreleased material.

Features Song Lyrics for Merle Travis's The Merle Travis Guitar (Collection) album. 4. On a Bicycle Built for Two Lyrics. Merle Travis Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963. RIFF’d: Nas’ ‘Nasir’. Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’; June 21, 1965.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

Original Side One
1 Blue Smoke
Written-By – Merle Travis
2 Black Diamond Blues
Written-By – Merle Travis
3 On A Bicycle Built For Two
Arranged By – Merle TravisWritten-By – Harry Dacre
4 Saturday Night Shuffle
Written-By – Merle Travis
5 Bugle Call Rag
Written-By – Meyers*, Schoebel*, Pettis*
6 Tuck Me Up In My Old 'Tucky Home
Written-By – Meyer*, Young*, Lewis*
Original Side Two
7 Walkin' The Strings
Written-By – Merle Travis
8 The Memphis Blues
Written-By – W. C. Handy
9 The Sheik Of Araby
Written-By – Wheeler*, Smith*, Snyder*
10 Blue Bell
Written-By – Edward Madden, Theodore Morse
11 The Waltz You Saved For Me
Written-By – Flindt*, Kahn*, King*
12 Rockabye Rag
Written-By – Merle Travis
Original 78 Recordings
13 Sweet Temptation
Written-By – Cliffie Stone, Merle Travis
14 No Vacancy
Written-By – Cliffie Stone, Merle Travis
15 Done Rovin'
Written-By – Horton*
16 Nine Pound Hammer
Written-By – Merle Travis
17 Sixteen Tons
Written-By – Merle Travis
18 Blues, Stay Away From Me
Written-By – Delmore*, Glover*, Delmore*, Raney*
19 Dark As A Dungeon
Written-By – Merle Travis
20 I Am A Pilgrim
Arranged By – Merle TravisWritten-By – Traditional


  • Design – Dave Black*
  • Liner Notes – Dave Henderson


Tracks 1-12 (P) 1957, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19 and 20 (P) 1946, 15 (P) 1951, 18 (P) 1949 (C) 2009 Righteous

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T 650, T-650 Merle Travis The Merle Travis Guitar ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 650, T-650 US 1956
T 650, T-650 Merle Travis The Merle Travis Guitar ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 650, T-650 US 1956
SM-650 Merle Travis The Merle Travis Guitar ‎(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records SM-650 US Unknown
HATC 3132, T-650 Merle Travis The Merle Travis Guitar ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records HATC 3132, T-650 UK Unknown
T 650, T-650 Merle Travis The Merle Travis Guitar ‎(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 650, T-650 Canada Unknown