Country Music's Two Guitar Greats

Country Music's Two Guitar Greats
3 ratings
Only 5 copies left
Price: $13.48
List Price: $14.98
You Save: $1.50 (10% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
sku:  H85W
Brand New

Related products:

CD Details

  • Released: March 7, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Sundazed Music Inc.


  • 1.Corinne Corinna
  • 2.Big Midnight Special
  • 3.Bayou Baby
  • 4.Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
  • 5.Guitar Rag
  • 6.Blast Off
  • 7.When It's Time For The Whippoorwill To Sing
  • 8.West Coast Blues
  • 9.Mainstreet Breakdown
  • 10.Picture On The Wall
  • 11.Kentucky Waltz
  • 12.Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar

Product Description:

Personnel: Merle Travis (guitar); Joe Maphis (guitar).
Liner Note Authors: Chet Atkins; Rich Kienzle.
This 1964 album is indeed a meeting of two truly great country guitar pickers, Merle Travis and the lesser-known but equally dexterous Joe Maphis. While the material and interpretations might not be on the same superhuman plane as the guitar playing, the playing of both virtuosos is mighty good for sure on these dozen tunes. About half of the songs are Travis originals (as well as one Travis-Maphis collaboration, "Blast Off"), the program filled out by covers of traditional tunes, Chet Atkins' "Mainstreet Breakdown," and Bill Monroe's "Kentucky Waltz." They serve primarily as platforms for Travis and Maphis to weave their guitar magic around, and the pair tear off some truly dazzling runs of breakneck speed, especially on "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down," where the tempo almost sounds like it's stumbling over its own feet in an effort to keep up with itself. Wisely, however, it's not entirely a musical track meet, the pace varied with some slower and midtempo items that allow Travis and Maphis to play off each other with more room to breathe. It's a cheering high-spirited set in which the masters avoid showing off, Maphis using his trademark doubleneck guitar that allowed him to switch between a standard neck and a second one tuned an octave higher. ~ Richie Unterberger

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating:
Based on 3 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products

Music Categories:
Sale Items:
Get Email Alerts for Merle Travis

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 59,578
  • UPC: 090771901125
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm, Weekends: 10am-9pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)