Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Best of the Carter Family

from left to right: Anita, June, Helen and Mother in the middle

Ok, just to be clear, there were two incarnations of the Carters. The "original" Carter Family, which was the trio of Maybelle, Sara, and A.P. Then, in the 1960s Mother Maybelle recorded and performed with her three daughters Helen, June and Anita and they also called themselves the Carter Family. To distinguish between the two groups, many people now call the later incarnation, "Mother Maybelle & The Carter Sisters". This LP was released in 1965 on Columbia. I have a couple more albums by the "Mother" group. There are a lot of videos on Youtube of them performing on various country music variety shows in the 1960s. Very fun to watch. Chet Atkins is in a lot of them.

The group also toured with Johnny Cash, and it was during this time things started to heat up between June and Johnny. Personally, I think Anita was the prettiest of the three. Probably every single bachelor session musician in Nashville woulda taken the chance to marry one of them, since they were all hot and it was the country equivalent of marrying into royalty. Which one would you have gone after?

From Vinyl:

Yesterday's Gone
Ring of Fire
He Thinks I Still Care
Cotton Fields
Poor Old Heartsick Me
Wall To Wall Love
The Hammer Song
Troublesome Waters
Take Good Care of Him
Big River
Michael Row The Boat Ashore
Four Strong Winds

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guido said...

sorry, but tracks 7 & 8 sounds the same>.possible mistake by rip?

Some Local Loser said...

Thank you Guido for letting me know about this. I've fixed the file. Enjoy.

guido said...

thank you.

Anonymous said...

Anita was a fox.

William said...

Hey Thanks for uploading this. I have been looking for it for a while now. -William