On Border Radio, Vol. 1

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
About an hour of material taken from transcription discs recorded for broadcast on XET in Monterrey, Mexico in 1939. This isn't extraneous stuff by any means, containing their characteristic harmonies and well-executed guitar arrangements. It's of special interest to Carter Family fans, however, for the inclusion of much material that the group never recorded in their original lineup although six were recorded by Sara and A.P. Carter with two of their children in the 1950s. The demands of constant radio broadcasts necessitated a wide repertoire and varying approaches, and this collection also shows facets of the group that were underrepresented on record. These ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
About an hour of material taken from transcription discs recorded for broadcast on XET in Monterrey, Mexico in 1939. This isn't extraneous stuff by any means, containing their characteristic harmonies and well-executed guitar arrangements. It's of special interest to Carter Family fans, however, for the inclusion of much material that the group never recorded in their original lineup although six were recorded by Sara and A.P. Carter with two of their children in the 1950s. The demands of constant radio broadcasts necessitated a wide repertoire and varying approaches, and this collection also shows facets of the group that were underrepresented on record. These include instrumentals, several songs by A.P. on which he accompanies himself on guitar, and a few selections featuring the young daughters of various members of the Carter family June Carter among them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/1995
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297041123
  • Catalog Number: 411
  • Sales rank: 122,136

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Carter Family Primary Artist
Anita Carter Guitar, Autoharp, Vocals
Mother Maybelle Carter Guitar, Vocals
A.P. Carter Guitar, Vocals
Sara Carter Guitar, Autoharp, Vocals
June Carter Cash Guitar, Autoharp, Vocals
Helen Carter Guitar, Autoharp, Vocals
Jeanette Carter Guitar, Autoharp, Vocals
Technical Credits
A.P. Carter Composer
Eddie Khan Liner Notes
Benny Medina Contributor, Spanish Announcer
Chris Strachwitz Producer
Elizabeth Weil Photo Tinting
Wayne Pope Art Direction
Traditional Composer
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