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Carter Family - The Carter Family 1927 - 1934 Disc C

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The Carter Family 1927 - 1934 Disc C

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. Lonesome Valley
  2. On The Rock Where Moses Stood
  3. Room In Heaven For Me
  4. Lonesome Pine Special
  5. No More The Moon Shines On Lorena
  6. On My Way To Canaan's Land
  7. Where Shall I Be?
  8. Sow 'Em On The Mountain
  9. Darling Nellie Across The Sea
  10. The Birds Were Singing Of You
  11. Weary Prodigal Son
  12. My Old Cottage Home
  13. When I'm Gone
  14. Sunshine In The Mountain
  15. Let The Church Roll On
  16. Lonesome For You
  17. Can't Feel At Home
  18. Why There's A Tear In My Eye
  19. The Wonderful City
  20. Jimmie Rodgers Visits The Carter Family
  21. The Carter Family And Jimmie Rodgers In Texas
  22. Mid The Green Fields Of Virginia
  23. Happiest Days Of All
  24. Picture On The Wall
  25. Amber Tresses


Product details

  • Audio CD (January 14, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: JSP Records
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • ASIN: B004J8GTNQ

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