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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday October 12th, 2016 with Renny
Travis-pickin' and the meaning of Merle.

Merle Travis was one of country music's brightest lights in the Post-War years. Whether it was hillbilly boogie, western swing, blues, folk or jazz, Merle could play it all. His Kentucky finger-picking style of playing became known as Travis-picking. Tonight's show features his Capitol recordings from 1946 to 1955.
Dixie Cannonball ('46, Columbia)
Gene Autry featuring Merle Travis - Roots 'n' Blues: The Retrospective 1925-1950 - Columbia Legacy - Sony Music Entertainment
Cincinatti Lou ('46, Capitol)
Merle Travis - The Best Of Merle Travis - Rhino Records
So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed ('46, Capitol)
Merle Travis - Hot Pickin' - Primo Collection
Divorce Me COD ('46, Capitol)
Merle Travis - The Best Of Merle Travis - Rhino Records
Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette) ('47, Capitol)
Tex Williams & His Western Caravan - Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys And Cowboys - Oakie Boogie - Proper Records
Steel Guitar Rag ('47, Capitol)
Merle Travis - The Best Of Merle Travis - Rhino Records
Nine Pound Hammer ('47, Capitol)
Merle Travis - Hot Pickin' - Primo Collection
Sixteen Tons ('47, Capitol)
Merle Travis - The Best Of Merle Travis - Rhino Records
T For Texas ('48, Capitol)
Merle Travis - Hot Pickin' - Primo Collection
Merle's Boogie Woogie ('48, Capitol)
Merle Travis - Hillbilly Boogie: I've Got The Boogie Blues - Proper Records
Crazy Boogie ('48, Capitol)
Merle Travis - Hillbilly Boogie: Crazy About The Boogie - Proper Records
Blues Stay Away From Me ('48, Capitol)
Merle Travis - Hot Pickin' - Primo Collection
Kinfolks In Carolina ('52, Capitol)
Merle Travis - The Best Of Merle Travis - Rhino Records
Cannonball Rag ('52, Capitol)
Merle Travis - Swing West! Vol. 2: Guitar Slingers - Razor & Tie Entertainment
Re-Enlistment Blues ('53, Capitol)
Merle Travis - The Best Of Merle Travis - Rhino Records
Wildwood Flower ('54, Capitol)
Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys with Merle Travis - Swing West! Vol. 2: Guitar Slingers - Razor & Tie Entertainment
Rockabye Rag ('55, Capitol)
Merle Travis - Hot Pickin' - Primo Collection
Walkin' The Strings ('55, Capitol)
Merle Travis - Hot Pickin' - Primo Collection
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