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Carter Family - The Carter Family 1927 - 1934 Disc B

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The Carter Family 1927 - 1934 Disc B

By The Carter Family

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A foundation stone of the popular music of the twentieth century. Moving, fascinating and enjoyable!

It's not too much to say that in the late '20s the trio of A.P. Delaney Carter, his wife Sara, and his sister-in-law Maybelle changed the course of country - and popular - music. They did it with haunting harmonies, fine guitar playing and a vast repertoire of murder ballads, gospel tunes, love songs, and Appalachian folk melodies which would be covered by musicians for decades. And this wasn't just the often derided ''hillbilly'' music; this was something timeless, that defies definition and which still resonates. Our five-CD collection is the most complete collection of their early output - from the initial 1927 Bristol ''Big Bang'' sessions to their depression-era recordings. Even today, Sara Carter's voice sounds aching, yet empowered. Whether they're yodeling through The Foggy Mountain Top, singing a feminist anthem like Single Girl, Married Girl, or harmonizing with Maybelle on Worried Man Blues, you can hear the Carters' huge influence on country music. A must-have.

A Review

Their setup was primitive enough--guitar, Autoharp, and vocals--but in the late '20s the trio of A.P. Delaney Carter, his wife Sara, and his sister-in-law Maybelle would change (chart?) the course of country music forever. They did it with haunting harmonies, incredible guitar playing (thanks to Maybelle's driving strums on her Gibson L-5 guitar), and a vast repertoire that included murder ballads, gospel tunes, love songs, and Appalachian folk tunes--many of which would be covered by musicians for decades to come. Unlike their musical peers in the late '20s and early '30s, the Carters weren't just playing "hillbilly" music; this was, quite simply, country music, and their timeless output still resonates with listeners today. JSP's bargain-priced, five-CD collection is easily the most complete, essential collection of their music available, capturing and remastering their RCA Victor recordings (their later, less-seminal sessions for Decca and the American Record Company are not included). Hearing five CDs' worth of music from the Carter Family is almost sensory overload--from the initial 1927 Bristol sessions, which Johnny Cash hailed as "the single most important event in the history of country music," to their depression-era recordings. Even today, Sara Carter's voice sounds aching, yet empowered. Whether they're yodeling through "The Foggy Mountain Top," singing a feminist anthem like "Single Girl, Married Girl," or harmonizing with Maybelle on "Worried Man Blues," you can hear the Carters' profound influence on country music. A must-have. --Jason Verlinde

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Don't Forget This Song
  2. The Foggy Mountain Top
  3. Bring Back My Blue-Eyed Boy To Me
  4. Diamonds In The Rough
  5. Engine One-Forty-Three
  6. The Homestead On The Farm
  7. The Cyclone Of Rye Cove
  8. Motherless Children
  9. When The Roses Bloom In Dixieland
  10. No Telephone In Heaven
  11. Western Hobo
  12. Carter's Blues
  13. Wabash Cannonball
  14. A Distant Land To Roam
  15. Jimmie Brown The Newsboy
  16. Kitty Waltz
  17. Fond Affection
  18. The Cannonball
  19. The Lover's Farewell
  20. There's Someone Awaiting For Me
  21. The Little Log Hut In The Lane
  22. When The Springtime Comes Again
  23. When The World's On Fire
  24. I Have An Aged Mother
  25. Dying Soldier
  26. Worried Man Blues


Product details

  • Audio CD (March 2, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: JSP Records
  • Run Time: 79 minutes
  • ASIN: B004QEZB82

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