The Carter Family

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    Southern Cross (Re-Recorded)

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    Gospel Ship (Album Version)The Carter Family
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    Will the Circle Be UnbrokenThe Carter Family
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    Wildwood FlowerThe Carter Family
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    Can the Circle Be Unbroken (78rpm Version)The Carter Family
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    Keep on the Sunny SideThe Carter Family
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        The most influential group in country music history, the Carter Family switched the emphasis from hillbilly instrumentals to vocals, made scores of their songs part of the standard country music canon, and made a style of guitar playing, "Carter picking," the dominant technique for decades. Along with Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family were among the first country music stars. Comprised of a gaunt, shy gospel quartet member named Alvin P. Carter and two reserved country girls -- ... Read more

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