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Merle Travis's birthday (29 November 1907)

The Shambles 28 Nov 06 - 05:36 PM
The Sandman 28 Nov 06 - 05:48 PM
Alaska Mike 29 Nov 06 - 11:53 AM
The Sandman 29 Nov 06 - 01:24 PM
Inukshuk 29 Nov 06 - 02:14 PM
GUEST 29 Nov 06 - 02:19 PM
Francy 29 Nov 06 - 02:21 PM
Wolfgang 29 Nov 06 - 03:12 PM
Mark Ross 30 Nov 06 - 10:36 AM
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Subject: Merle Travis's birthday
From: The Shambles
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 05:36 PM

Merle Travis was born this day (29 November) in 1907.


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Subject: RE: Merle Travis's birthday
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 05:48 PM

thanks.


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Subject: RE: Merle Travis's birthday (29 November 1907)
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 11:53 AM

Merle Travis was a great guitarist and song writer. He developed the "Travis" style of finger picking and he wrote "16 Tons" and many other songs. Thanks for reminding us of his birthday.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Merle Travis's birthday (29 November 1907)
From: The Sandman
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 01:24 PM

This nine pound hammer, and Dark as the Dungeon way down in the mine.


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Subject: RE: Merle Travis's birthday (29 November 1907)
From: Inukshuk
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 02:14 PM

And that all time favourite "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette". Quite a little tale behind that song if you care to research. Gotta just love Merle.


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Subject: RE: Merle Travis's birthday (29 November 1907)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 02:19 PM

Today's my birthday also...and it's nice to share it with such a great artist as Merle........Frank of Toledo


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Subject: RE: Merle Travis's birthday (29 November 1907)
From: Francy
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 02:21 PM

Lost my cookie for a moment........Anyway Happy Birthday Merle,, wherever you are.........Frank Of Toledo.


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Subject: RE: Merle Travis's birthday (29 November 1907)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 03:12 PM

Born in 1917, not 1907.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Merle Travis's birthday (29 November 1907)
From: Mark Ross
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 10:36 AM

Got to pick with him once at the Philly Festival in '76. A really wonderful gentleman and, needless to say a great picker. He was driving a red Cadillac convertible with a license plate that read 16 TONS, and when he sang that song, he sang the last line of the last chorus as;

"I owe my soul to Tennessee Ernie Ford.:

Mark Ross


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