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Oral history interview with Merle Travis; 1975 October 17;

Author: Merle; Travis; Douglas B ; Green
Publisher: 1975 Oct. 17.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording   Archival Material : English
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Guitarist Merle Travis discusses his career. Discussion includes early musical influences Mose Rager and Ike Everly; the start of his guitar and banjo playing; his guitars; his association with Leo Fender; joining Clayton McMichen's Georgia Wildcats; the Brown's Ferry Four; recording for Sid Nathan and King Records; signing with Capitol Records; his songwriting, including "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)"; the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Interviews
Named Person: Merle Travis
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Merle; Travis; Douglas B ; Green
OCLC Number: 58841164
Notes: Interview has been transcribed.
Interview conducted in Nashville, Tennessee.
Description: 2 sound discs (2 hours, 18 minutes) 3 sound cassettes (2 hours, 18 minutes)
Responsibility: interview conducted by Douglas B. Green.
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Guitarist Merle Travis discusses his career. Discussion includes early musical influences Mose Rager and Ike Everly; the start of his guitar and banjo playing; his guitars; his association with Leo Fender; joining Clayton McMichen's Georgia Wildcats; the Brown's Ferry Four; recording for Sid Nathan and King Records; signing with Capitol Records; his songwriting, including "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)"; the story behind his Grand Ole Opry membership; changes in country music performance styles; his assessment of his role as an influential guitarist; the importance of early radio shows to country music; and the evolution of the country song.

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