MERLE TRAVIS 'Dapper Dan & Other Classics'

MERLE TRAVIS 'Dapper Dan & Other Classics'

  • $15.00


Though Merle Travis was a prodigious talent, and very influential as a guitarist as well as a songwriter, much of his recorded output was pretty weak, mainly due to junky backing. This 24 track British compilation is pretty representative of his recording career at Capitol Records in the 1940s and 50s, with very few of his better songs, and only a handful of cuts that show his distinctive guitar picking (both his style and technique were incredible). There are 5 great instrumentals on this disc, including the classic WALKING THE STRINGS and BLUE SMOKE (Also MEMPHIS BLUES, UP A LAZY RIVER and a nice OLD KENTUCKY HOME). For some folks these may be enough to warrant the cost of this album, unless and until someone comes out with an all-guitar tune re-issue like his old “Walking The Strings” LP years ago.

Track Listing:

  • ALIMONY BOUND
  • A FOOL AT THE STEERING WHEEL
  • GET ALONG BLUES
  • INFORMATION PLEASE
  • DEVIL TO PAY
  • LEAVE MY HONEY BEE ALONE
  • JOLIE FILLE
  • WALKING THE STRINGS
  • I CAN'T AFFORD THE COFFEE
  • FOLLOW THROUGH
  • I'M PICKING UP THE PIECES OF MY HEART
  • GAMBLER'S GUITAR
  • SHUT UP AND DRINK YOPUR BEER
  • I'LL HAVE MYSELF A BALL
  • GREEN CHEESE
  • HUNKY DORY
  • IF YOU WANT IT I'VE GOT IT
  • TUCK ME TO SLEEP IN MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME
  • TURN MY PICTURE UPSIDE DOWN
  • LAZY RIVER
  • DAPPER DAN
  • MEMPHIS BLUES
  • PETTICOAT FEVER
  • BLUE SMOKE