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Merle Travis

Merle Travis has been played on NTS over 10 times, featured on 11 episodes and was first played on 3 January 2016.

Merle Robert Travis (November 29, 1917 – October 20, 1983) was an American country and western singer, songwriter, and musician born in Rosewood, Kentucky. His lyrics often discussed the exploitation of coal miners. Some of the songs he wrote or performed include: "Sixteen Tons", "Dark as a Dungeon", "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed", and "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette"; however, it is his masterful guitar playing that he is best known for today. "Travis picking", a style of guitar picking, is…

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Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette, 1977
Merle Travis
Rounder Records, Vestapol Productions2001
Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette, 1977
Merle TravisRounder Records, Vestapol Productions2001
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Black Mountain Rag
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band feat. Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Mother Maybelle Carter, Merle Travis, Roy Acuff
Capitol Records2002
Black Mountain Rag
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band feat. Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Mother Maybelle Carter, Merle Travis, Roy AcuffCapitol Records2002
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A World Full Of Roses
Merle Travis
Capitol Records0
A World Full Of Roses
Merle TravisCapitol Records0
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Gotta Have My Baby Back
Merle Travis
Capitol Records1968
Gotta Have My Baby Back
Merle TravisCapitol Records1968
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I Am A Pilgrim
Merle Travis
Capitol Americana0
I Am A Pilgrim
Merle TravisCapitol Americana0
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Nashville Blues
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band feat. Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Mother Maybelle Carter, Merle Travis, Roy Acuff
Disky1996
Nashville Blues
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band feat. Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Mother Maybelle Carter, Merle Travis, Roy AcuffDisky1996
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Merle's Boogie Woogie
Merle Travis, Ray Campi
Rollin' Rock0
Merle's Boogie Woogie
Merle Travis, Ray CampiRollin' Rock0
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Sixteen Tons
Merle Travis
Capitol Records1957
Sixteen Tons
Merle TravisCapitol Records1957
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Nine Pound Hammer
Chet Atkins, Merle Travis
RCA1974
Nine Pound Hammer
Chet Atkins, Merle TravisRCA1974
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Blue Smoke
Merle Travis
Capitol Records1956
Blue Smoke
Merle TravisCapitol Records1956
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