On Border Radio, Vol. 1

On Border Radio, Vol. 1

by The Carter Family
     
 
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

Overview

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).

Product Details

Release Date:
11/30/1995
Label:
Arhoolie Records
UPC:
0096297041123
catalogNumber:
411
Rank:
153799

Tracks

  1. Xet Station Break, Introduction, Theme Song/The Wandering Boy
  2. I Wonder How the Old Folks Are at Home/In the Highways
  3. Room for You and Me
  4. Cumberland Gap/Lonesome Valley
  5. Just Another Broken Heart
  6. Darling We Are Growing Older/The Old Texas Trail
  7. Cowboy's Wild Song to His Herd/Maple on the Hill
  8. New River Train/Lover's Lane
  9. My Sweetheart Is a Poor Working Girl/Waves of the Sea
  10. On the Sea of Galilee
  11. The Curtains of Night
  12. Just a Few More Days
  13. Theme out & Xet Station Break
  14. Intro & Theme/When Our Lord Shall Come Again
  15. The Happiest Days of All
  16. Bye and Bye/We Shall Rise
  17. Engine 143/Jealous Hearted Me
  18. Untitled/What Would You Give in Exchange for Your Soul
  19. Beautiful Brown Eyes & Sweet Fern
  20. I Have No Loving Mother Now
  21. Western Hobo
  22. Single Girl, Married Girl
  23. I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes
  24. Sun's Gonna Shine in My Back Door Someday, the/Give Me the Roses Whil
  25. You Denied Your Love
  26. No Telephone in Heaven
  27. Theme out & Xet Station Break

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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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