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Carter Family - The Carter Family 1927 - 1934 Disc D

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The Carter Family 1927 - 1934 Disc D

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. I Never Loved But One
  2. Tell Me That You Love Me
  3. Where We'll Never Grow Old
  4. We Will March Through The Streets Of The City
  5. Sweet As The Flowers In Maytime
  6. Will The Roses Bloom In Heaven
  7. My Little Home In Tennessee
  8. The Sun Of The Soul
  9. If One Won't, Another One Will
  10. Broken Hearted Love
  11. Two Sweethearts
  12. The Winding Stream
  13. I Wouldn't Mind Dying
  14. The Spirit Of Love Watches Over Me
  15. The Church In The Wildwood
  16. Give Me Roses While I Live
  17. I Will Never Marry
  18. On The Sea Of Galilee
  19. Home By The Sea
  20. I Loved You Better Than You Knew
  21. This Is Like Heaven To Me
  22. See That My Grave Is Kept Green
  23. Over The Garden Wall
  24. Gold Watch And Chain
  25. Will My Mother Know Me There?


Product details

  • Audio CD (January 28, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: JSP Records
  • Run Time: 76 minutes
  • ASIN: B004LB69CC

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