The Atkins – Travis Traveling Show

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The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show
Studio album by Chet Atkins and Merle Travis
Released 1974
Recorded January 15–16, 1974, Los Angeles, California
Genre Country, bluegrass
Length 29:56
Label RCA
Producer Jerry Reed
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(1974)
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(1974)
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(1974)
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show is the title of a recording by Chet Atkins and Merle Travis. The two musical legends team up on 11 songs, earning the 1974 Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance. Rehearsed in Nashville, this album was recorded in California.[2]

Reissues[edit]

  • Originally released on RCA, it was re-issued on CD by BMG in 2002.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Down South Blues" (Atkins, Travis) – 4:36
  2. "Mutual Admiration" (Shel Silverstein) – 2:10
  3. "Muskrat Ramble" (Ray Gilbert, Kid Ory) – 2:33
  4. "If I Had You" (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Ted Shapiro) – 3:07
  5. "Cannonball Rag" (Travis) – 1:22
  6. "Boogie For Cecil" (Atkins, Travis) – 2:29

Side two[edit]

  1. "Is There Anything Better Than This" (Shel Silverstein) – 2:30
  2. "Dance of the Golden Rod" (Travis) – 1:53
  3. "Who's Sorry Now?" (Ted Snyder, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby) – 2:10
  4. "Nine Pound Hammer" (Travis) – 2:53
  5. "I'll See You in My Dreams" (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) – 3:51

Personnel[edit]

  • Chet Atkins – guitar, vocals
  • Merle Travis – guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Reed – guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Atkins, Chet and Cochran, Russ. (2003). "Me and My Guitars". Milwaukee. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 0-634-05565-8.