Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Unreleased Radio Transcriptions 1944-49
Genres: Country, Pop
Live music from a hillbilly legend
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 07/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cool and calm, guitarist Merle Travis picks out a smooth blues riff, as he eases his way into the comedy song, "That's All"... This playful opening track is a good indicator for the high level of musicianship and breadth of styles that Travis tackled in his postwar heyday. The album also includes various hick hits of the day, mainly a bunch of hillbilly boogie tunes and the sweet instrumental guitar numbers that Travis was famous for. The tracks on this disc are drawn from radio appearances Travis did while working as one of LA's most popular Hollywood hillbillies, while helping to revamp the sound of postwar country music. The sound quality is very good, and the snippets of dialog and live asides are a great glimpse into what live entertainment was like before TV was king... especially the rare, charming flubs and the constant tripping over each other's lines. They don't let the human factor into show biz like that anymore! Highly recommended."