WSCP 11: First Family of Country Music The Carter Family

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

 

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00:00:00 - Show Introduction 00:01:11 - Performance: "East Virginia Blues" (Michael Johnathan)

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Keywords: East Virginia Blues (song); Michael Johnathon (artist)

00:04:54 - Welcome / Artist Introduction

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Subjects: Country music; The Carter Family (Artist)

00:07:40 - Performance: "Keep On the Sunny Side" (John Carter Cash)

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Keywords: John Carter Cash (artist); Keep on the Sunny Side (song); acoustic guitar (instrument)

Subjects: old time music

00:10:30 - Interview 1: John Carter Cash

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Segment Synopsis: John Carter Cash discusses his Grammy-winning musical career as well as his heritage as the son of June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash. Cash also talks about the seminal recording of the Bristol Sessions by Carter Family in 1927.

Keywords: Carter Family (artist); John Carter Cash (artist)

00:15:27 - Performance: "Wildwood Flower" (John Carter Cash)

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Keywords: John Carter Cash (artist); Wildwood Flower (song); acoustic guitar (instrument)

Subjects: folk music; old time music

00:18:36 - Performance: "Cyclone of Rye Cove" (Don Jett)

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Keywords: Carter Family (artist); Cyclone of Rye Cove (song); Don Jett (artist); acoustic guitar (instrument); autoharp (instrument); bass (instrument)

Subjects: folk music; old time music

00:22:55 - Break 00:24:38 - Woodsongs Kid: Jaelee Roberts, "Storm on the Ocean" (Performance and Interview)

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Segment Synopsis: This week's Woodsong's Kid is Jaelee Roberts from Murfreesboro, TN performing "Storm on the Ocean," a Carter Family song.

Keywords: Carter Family (artist); Jaelee Roberts (artist); Storm on the Ocean (song); acoustic guitar (instrument)

00:29:43 - Performance: "Sweet Fern" (Al, Alice, and Ruth)

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Keywords: Al, Alice, and Ruth (artist); Carter Family (artist); Sweet Fern (song); acoustic guitar (instrument); bass (instrument); mandolin (instrument)

Subjects: folk music; old time music

00:33:49 - Interview 2: Ruth McClain Smith (Al, Alice, and Ruth)

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Segment Synopsis: Ruth McClain Smith discusses performing at the Carter Family Fold and the influence of the Carter Family on her musical career as well as the country music genre.
Sara Carter requested the McClain family perform at her funeral as their family reminded Sara of her own family.
Michael Johnathon also discusses the "Carter scratch" method of guitar playing.

Keywords: Al, Alice, and Ruth (artist); Cart Family (artist); McClain Family Band (artist)

Subjects: folk music; old time music


Hyperlink: Ruth McClain and Michael Johnathon talk about the venue Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, VA.
00:37:00 - Performance: "Gospel Ship" (Al, Alice, and Ruth)

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Keywords: Al, Alice, and Ruth (artist); Carter Family (artist); Gospel Ship (song); acoustic guitar (instrument); banjo (instrument); bass (instrument); mandolin (instrument)

Subjects: folk music; old time music

00:40:13 - Performance: "Ring of Fire" (John Carter Cash)

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Segment Synopsis: Michael Johnathon tells the story of how John Carter Cash's parents, Johnny Cash and June Carter, met back stage at the Old Opry.

Keywords: Carter Family (artist); John Carter Cash (artist); Johnny Cash (artist); June Carter Cash (artist); Ring of Fire (song); acoustic guitar (instrument)

Subjects: country music

00:43:22 - Interview 3: John Carter Cash

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Segment Synopsis: John Carter Cash talks about the wide-spread influence of the Carter Family through radio broadcast, how his parents met, and how his grandfather, A.P. Carter's, passed away just before the reemergence of folk music.

Keywords: Carter Family (artist); John Carter Cash (artist)

Subjects: folk music; old time music; radio

00:46:44 - Performance: "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" (John Carter Cash with Dale Jett, Al, Alice, and Ruth, and Jaelee Roberts)

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Keywords: Al, Alice, and Ruth (artist); Carter Family (artist); Dale Jett (artist); Jaelee Roberts (artist); John Carter Cash (artist); Will the Circle Be Unbroken (song); acoustic guitar (instrument); autoharp (instrument); banjo (instrument); bass (instrument); mandolin (instrument)

Subjects: folk music; old time music

00:49:59 - Coda: Michael Johnathon 00:52:17 - Message from Michael Johnathon 00:52:49 - From the Woodsongs Archive: "Amazing Grace" (Blind Boys of Alabama)

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Keywords: Amazing Grace (Song); Blind Boys of Alabama (Artist); Woodsongs Archive