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Merle Travis: Sixteen Tons Rare Performances 1946-1981, Vol. 2

Merle Travis: Sixteen Tons Rare Performances 1946-1981, Vol. 2

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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 it's 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 down home philosophy in his songs.

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    Title: Merle Travis: Sixteen Tons Rare Performances 1946-1981, Vol. 2
    Genre: Country Traditional, Music Video (Concert/Performance)
    Starring: Merle Travis
    Director: Merle Travis
    Release Date: 6/8/2010
    Product Type: DVD
    Catalog #: 13034
    UPC: 796279094580
    Item #: CTY909458
    This product is a special order

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    Street Date: 6/8/2010
    Studio: Mel Bay Records

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