The Carter Family – American Epic: The Best Of The Carter Family (2017) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz]

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Artist: The Carter Family
Album: American Epic: The Best Of The Carter Family
Genre: Country
Release Date: 2017
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 96 kHz
Duration: 45:31
Total Tracks: 15
Total Size: 460 MB


01. The Carter Family – Lonesome Valley (02:41)
02. The Carter Family – The Poor Orphan Child (03:28)
03. The Carter Family – Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow (02:59)
04. The Carter Family – The Wandering Boy (03:23)
05. The Carter Family – Wildwood Flower (03:11)
06. The Carter Family – The Foggy Mountain Top (03:04)
07. The Carter Family – The Cannon-Ball (03:01)
08. The Carter Family – Worried Man Blues (02:46)
09. The Carter Family – Engine One-Forty-Three (03:18)
10. The Carter Family – Keep On the Sunny Side (02:53)
11. The Carter Family – Sweet Fern (03:08)
12. The Carter Family – John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man (02:57)
13. The Carter Family – Anchored in Love (02:46)
14. The Carter Family – I Will Never Marry (02:39)
15. The Carter Family – When the World’s On Fire (03:10)


“American Epic” compilation series is a collection of releases of music associated with the film series “The American Epic”, a historical documentaries are a journey back in time to the “Big Bang” of modern popular music.

In the 1920s, as radio took over the pop music business, record companies were forced to leave their studios in major cities in search of new styles and markets. Ranging the mountains, prairies, rural villages, and urban ghettos of America, they discovered a wealth of unexpected talent. The recordings they made of all the ethnic groups of America democratized the nation and gave a voice to everyone. Country singers in the Appalachians, Blues guitarists in the Mississippi Delta, Gospel preachers across the south, Cajun fiddlers in Louisiana, Tejano groups from the Texas Mexico border, Native American drummers in Arizona, and Hawaiian musicians were all recorded. For the first time, a woman picking cotton in Mississippi, a coalminer in Virginia or a tobacco farmer in Tennessee could have their thoughts and feelings heard on records played in living rooms across the country. It was the first time America heard itself.

This is not “remastering”, in the normal sense, but something closer to fine art restoration. The intent is not for people to marvel at the antiquity of these discs, but rather to experience them as vital, immediate performances that speak to us as directly as they did on the day they were recorded—not simply great art for their time, but great art for all times. Engineer Nicholas Bergh has reassembled this recording system from original parts and it is now the only one left in the world. The system consists of a single microphone, a towering six-foot amplifier rack, and a live record-cutting lathe, powered by a weight-driven pulley system of clockwork gears. The musicians have roughly three minutes to record their song direct to disc before the weight hits the floor. In the 1920s, they called this “catching lightning in a bottle”.The Carter Family, a family vocal group from Appalachian Virginia, were the most impactful discovery of talent scout Ralph Peer and the first vocal group to become country music stars. Apart from the beautiful harmonies that can only come from kin, Mother Maybelle Carter pioneered “scratch” style guitar picking, a clever synthesis of autoharp, banjo and guitar picking, and for years served as a matriarchal figure in the Grand Ole Opry.

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