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REVIEW: Here we have another in the Town Hall Party series from Bear Family (what would we ever do without Bear Family Records). This time Bear Family feature country guitar virtuoso Merle Travis. The footage once again is lifted from kinescopes and as such the quality is not perfect although it is quite good and certainly watchable and not likely to cause too much eye strain. All performances are lifted from Merle’s performances at the Town Hall Party in 1958 and 1959 and are an integral piece of country music history.
TRACK LISTING: Intro by Jay Stewart / Fat Gal / Under The Double Eagle / Deep South / Sourwood Mountain / If You Can’t Go Right Don’t Go Wrong / Bugle Call Rag / Main Street Breakdown / Blue Bell / Way Down Yonder In New Orleans / Squaws Along The Yukon / Ma, He’s Making Eyes At Me / Nine Pound Hammer / I’ll See You In My Dreams / Cannonball Rag / Won’t You Ride In My Little Red Wagon / Ike Everly’s Rag / Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old ‘Tucky Home / Cincinatti Lou / Back Home In Indiana / House Of David Blues / Squaws Along The Yukon / Cuddle Up A Little Closer / Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old ‘Tucky Home / Hominy Grits / Midnight Special.