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Can the circle be unbroken country music's first family
Carter Family (Musical group)
Publication Information:
New York : Columbia/Legacy, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc (59 min.) : digital, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Previously released in 1935 and 1940

Compact disc.

Program notes on insert ([12] p.)
Can the circle be unbroken (bye and bye) -- Lulu walls -- My clinch mountain home -- Wildwood flower -- Worried man blues -- Keep on the sunny side -- Gospel ship -- My Texas girl -- Sinking in the lonesome sea -- Cannon ball blues -- I'm thinking tonight of my blue eyes -- River of Jordan -- The storms are on the ocean -- On the rock where Moses stood -- The little black train -- Single girl, married girl -- Kissing is a crime -- Blackie's gunman -- My home among the hills -- Black Jack David
Subject Term:
Format :
Music CD


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
COUNTRY .C326 C Compact Disc Central Library

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The second half of the Carter Family's recorded output largely rests with the contents of this CD. It's their output for Columbia's OKeh and Conqueror labels, 17 of the 20 recorded over five days in May 1935 and the final three from an October 1940 session. In typical Carter Family fashion, the material is wide ranging and eclectic, running from British folk music ("Black Jack David," "Sinking in the Lonesome Sea") to gospel ("On the Rock Where Moses Stood," "River of Jordan") to blues ("Worried Man Blues") and beyond. Along the way we're treated to re-cuts of notable Carter "hits" like "Can the Circle Be Unbroken," "Wildwood Flower," and "Keep on the Sunny Side." After you collect all of their Victor recordings from the 1920s, here's your next stop, an indispensable addition to any basic country collection. ~ Cub Koda