The Carter Family

American Epic: The Best of The Carter Family (Third Man Records) LP

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The Carter Family, a family vocal group from Appalachian Virginia, were the most impactful discovery of talent scout Ralph Peer and the first vocal group to become country music stars. Apart from the beautiful harmonies that can only come from kin, Mother Maybelle Carter pioneered “scratch” style guitar picking, a clever synthesis of autoharp, banjo and guitar picking, and for years served as a matriarchal figure in the Grand Ole Opry.

Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish

SIDE A 1. Lonesome Valley 2. The Poor Orphan Child 3. Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow 4. The Wandering Boy 5. Wildwood Flower 6. The Foggy Mountain Top 7. The CannonBall

SIDE B 1. Worried Man Blues 2.. Engine One-Forty-Three 3. Keep On the Sunny Side 4. Sweet Fern 5. John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man 6. Anchored In Love 7. I Will Never Marry 8. When the World’s On Fire