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Merle Travis

g, voc, 1917-1983 US, Rosewood, Kentucky
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Country and World
A.k.a. Merle Robert Travis

American country and western singer, songwriter, musician, cartoonist, cinema actor, composer and guitarist, born 29 November 1917 in Rosewood, Kentucky, USA and died 20 October 1983 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA.

  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Banjo
  • Country
  • World
  • Folk
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Sixteen Tons on The Merle Travis Story by Merle Travis
Wildwood Flower on Capitol Country Music Classics by Merle Travis
Dark As A Dungeon on Folk Songs Of The Hills by Merle Travis
16 Tons on The Very Best by Merle Travis
Nine Pound Hammer on Folk Songs Of The Hills by Merle Travis
Blue Smoke - Instrumental on The Merle Travis Guitar by Merle Travis
Dark As A Dungeon on The Merle Travis Story by Merle Travis
Steel Guitar Rag on The Merle Travis Story by Merle Travis
Divorce Me C.O.D. on The Merle Travis Story by Merle Travis
Cannonball Rag - Instrumental on Strictly Guitar by Merle Travis

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
The Merle Travis GuitarMerle Travis2012Single
Hot Pickin'Merle Travis2010Compil.
The Guitar PickerMerle Travis2010Album
The Merle Travis Guitar/Walkin' The Strings...PlusMerle Travis2009Compil.
The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show / ReflectionsChet Atkins, Merle Travis, Doc Watson2008Compil.
The Definitive CollectionMerle Travis2008Compil.
Steppin' Out KindGrandpa Jones Featuring Merle Travis2006Compil.
Live At Town Hall Party 1958-59Merle Travis2005Album
Country Hit ParadeMerle Travis2005Compil.
I Am A PilgrimMerle Travis2005Compil.
Hot Pickin'Merle Travis2003Compil.
NinePound HammerMerle Travis2003Compil.
Boogie Woogie Cowboy 1944-1956Merle Travis2003Compil.
Merle Travis In Boston 1959Merle Travis2003Album
Sixteen TonsMerle Travis2002Compil.
Dark As A Dungeon / Sixteen TonsMerle Travis2002Album
The Best Of Merle Travis: Sweet Temptation (1946-1953)Merle Travis2000Compil.
Turn Your Radio On 1944-1965Merle Travis1998Compil.
The Guitar PlayerMerle Travis1997Compil.
Back Home / Folk Songs Of The HillsMerle Travis1996Album
Guitar RetrospectiveMerle Travis1995Compil.
Guitar Rags And A Too Fast PastMerle Travis1994Compil.
Unissued Radio Shows 1944-1948Merle Travis1994Compil.
Country Hoedown Shows & FilmsMerle Travis1994Compil.
Capitol Country Music ClassicsMerle Travis1993Compil.
Folksongs Of The Hills (Back Home / Songs Of The Coalmines)Merle Travis1993Compil.
The Legend Of Merle TravisMerle Travis1993Album
Country Guitar ThunderJoe Maphis, Merle Travis1991Compil.
The Radio Shows 1945-1946Merle Travis1990Compil.
The Best Of Merle TravisMerle Travis1990Compil.
Rough, Rowdy And BlueMerle Travis1986Album
Farm & Home HourMerle Travis And Grandpa Jones1985Album
The Joe Maphis Flat-Picking SpectacularJoe Maphis, Merle Travis, Zen Crook, Arthur Smith1981Album
Westphalia WaltzMerle Travis1981Single
Travis Pickin'Merle Travis1981Album
Merle TravisMerle Travis1980Compil.
Moon Over The Motel / It's Kinda WonderfulMerle Travis1980Single
Light Singin' & Heavy Pickin'Merle Travis1980Album
Guitar StandardsMerle Travis1980Album
The Merle Travis StoryMerle Travis1979Album
Country Guitar GiantsMerle Travis, Joe Maphis1979Album
The Atkins-Travis Traveling ShowChet Atkins And Merle Travis1974Album
Boogie For CecilMerle Travis Et Chet Atkins1974Single
Great Songs Of The Delmore BrothersMerle Travis, Johnny Bond1969Album
Strictly GuitarMerle Travis1968Album
Country JoeMerle Travis1967Single
Down Home With Merle TravisMerle Travis1967Compil.
The Best Of Merle TravisMerle Travis1967Compil.
Farther on Down the Road/Wildwood FlowerMerle Travis1967Single
The Same Ol' Natural Urge / John Henry Jr.Merle Travis1966Single
Merle Travis & Joe MaphisMerle Travis & Joe Maphis1964Album
Songs Of The Coal MinesMerle Travis1963Album
Travis!Merle Travis1962Album
Walkin' The StringsMerle Travis1960Single
Walkin' The StringsMerle Travis1960Album
Back HomeMerle Travis1957Single
Back HomeMerle Travis1957Album
Weeping Willow / You Can Give Me Back My HeartHank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys With Texoma Music Corp.1956Single
The Merle Travis GuitarMerle Travis1956Album
The Merle Travis Guitar - Part 2Merle Travis1956Single
Turn My Picture Upside DownMerle Travis1956Single
The Merle Travis Guitar No.1Merle Travis1956Single
If You Want It, I've Got It / Hunky-DoryMerle Travis & The Whippoorwills1955Single
Louisiana BoogieMerle Travis1954Single
Re-Enlistment Blues / Dance Of The Golden RodMerle Travis1953Album
I'll Have Myself A Ball / Green CheeseMerle Travis1953Single
Gamblers GuitarMerle Travis1953Single
Merle's Boogie Woogie / Steel Guitar RagMerle Travis1952Album
Nine Pound Hammer / I Am A PilgrimMerle Travis1952Album
I'll See You In My Dreams / Cannonball RagMerle Travis1952Single
Rainy Day Feelin' / Kinfolks In CarolinaMerle Travis1952Single
Ain't That A Cryin' Shame / A Too Fast PastMerle Travis1952Single
Done Rovin' / Faithful FoolMerle Travis1951Album
Cane Bottom Chair / Guitar RagMerle Travis1950Album
Too Much Sugar For A Dime / Spoonin' MoonMerle Travis And Judy Hayden1950Album
El Reno / Trouble, TroubleMerle Travis1950Album
Blue Smoke/Fuller Blues/Walkin' The StringsMerle Travis1949Album
Leave My Honey Bee Alone / T For Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1)Merle Travis1948Album
No Vacancy / MissouriMerle Travis1948Album
Alimony Bound / A Fool At The Steering WheelMerle Travis1948Album
What A Shame / Dapper DanMerle Travis1948Album
Divorce Me C.O.D. / Steel Guitar RagMerle Travis1948Album
Crazy Boogie / I'm A Natural Born Gamblin' ManMerle Travis1948Album
When My Baby Double Talks To MeMerle Travis1948Album
Three Times Seven / Steel Guitar RagMerle Travis1947Album
A Little Too Fer / The Covered Wagon Rolled Right AlongJohnny Mercer With Merle Travis And His The Coon Hunters1947Album
Folk Songs Of The HillsMerle Travis1947Album
I'm Sick And Tired Of You, Little Darlin' / Lawdy, What A GalMerle Travis1947Album
I Like My Chicken Fryin' Size / Follow ThruMerle Travis1947Album
Fat Gal / Merle's Boogie WoogieMerle Travis1947Album
The Devil To Pay / Information PleaseMerle Travis1947Album
So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed / Sweet TemptationMerle Travis1946Album
Missouri / Divorce Me C.O.D.Merle Travis1946Album
No Vacancy / Cincinnati LouMerle Travis1946Album
That's All / Hide Your FaceMerle Travis / Red Murrell And Orchestra1945Album
Blues Stay Away From MeMerle Travis, Eddie Kirk, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Cliffie Stone's BandSingle
I'm Pickin' Up The Pieces Of My Heart / Petticoat FeverMerle TravisAlbum
Merle Travis Picks And Ray Campi SingsMerle Travis And Ray CampiSingle
Moon Over The MotelMerle TravisSingle
A World Full Of RosesMerle TravisSingle
Sioux City Sue / Fort Worth JailMerle Travis, Tex RitterAlbum
Our Man From KentuckyMerle TravisCompil.
Cowboy Hit ParadeMerle Travis, Tex RitterSingle
I Am A Pilgrim / MuskratMerle TravisAlbum
I Got A Mean Old Woman / Start EvenMerle TravisSingle
The Best Of... Merle Travis: 21 Years A Country SingerMerle TravisCompil.
Cuddle Up A Little Closer, Lovey Mine / Beer Barrel PolkaMerle TravisSingle
Merle Travis Also Starring The Renfro Valley PioneersMerle TravisAlbum
Three Classic Albums Plus Singles 1949-1956Merle TravisCompil.
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