Best of Merle Travis: Sweet Temptation 1946-1953

The Best of Merle Travis: Sweet Temptation 1946-1953

by Merle Travis
     
 
Covering a time frame from 1946 to 1953, here's a nice collection of Travis' biggest hits. As revered as Merle is as an innovative and influential guitarist, this set principally highlights his best-known tunes as a singer/songwriter, including the original "Sixteen Tons," "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed," "Divorce Me C.O.D.," "Kentucky Means Paradise," and the

Overview

Covering a time frame from 1946 to 1953, here's a nice collection of Travis' biggest hits. As revered as Merle is as an innovative and influential guitarist, this set principally highlights his best-known tunes as a singer/songwriter, including the original "Sixteen Tons," "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed," "Divorce Me C.O.D.," "Kentucky Means Paradise," and the title track. But the picking side of Travis' talent is nicely highlighted on "Cannon Ball Rag," "Guitar Rag," and the closing "I'll See You in My Dreams." Not the perfect introduction to Merle's many talents, but a darn good cornerstone to any collection you might want to build off it.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/18/2000
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018221429
catalogNumber:
82214

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Merle Travis   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Joe Maphis   Electric Guitar
Noel Boggs   Steel Guitar
Cliffie Stone   Bass
Speedy West   Steel Guitar
Danny Alguire   Trumpet
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Dusty Rhodes   Bass
Smokey Rogers   Guitar
Dale Warren   Bass
Williams   Bass
Pedro DePaul   Accordion
John Weis   Electric Guitar
Art Wenzel   Accordion
Harold Hensley   Fiddle
Eddie Kirk   Rhythm Guitar
Billy Liebert   Piano,Accordion
Tex Atchison   Fiddle
Vic Davis   Piano
Roy Lanham   Electric Guitar
Gene Mombeck   Rhythm Guitar
Paul Sells   Accordion
Joe Strand   Piano
Max Fidler   Fiddle
Joel Duroe   Drums
Doug Dalton   Mandolin
Jack McTaggart   Trumpet
Jack Rogers   Bass
Pete Martinez   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Merle Travis   Arranger,Composer
Cliffie Stone   Composer,Producer
Ken Nelson   Producer
Lee Gillette   Producer

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