The Carter Family

The Carter Family: Fame

Episode 3

Episode date - March 6, 2015

How Music Changed

    Other than A.P Carter, the family had no reason to believe that their recordings would amount to much. Most people thought A.P. to be a fool for even courting such a thought, while the girls were far too practical-minded to let such thoughts run rampant.

    Nevertheless, when Ralph Peer finally decided to take a chance on the act, they quickly became one of the most popular recordings acts in the country, particularly in rural areas where people could relate to their songs on an existentially deep and personal level. This show covers a time when a fledgling version of a new American style of music was coming into its own. In its time, it was referred to as hillbilly music – soon to be transmogrified into ‘Country’ music.

    Featured songs include;

    1) When the Roses Bloom in Dixieland

    2) Sweet Fern

    3) I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes

    4) Don’t Forget This Song

    5) Motherless Children

    6) When the World’s on Fire

    7) Worried Man Blues

    8) The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers in Texas

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