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Can the Circle Be Unbroken: Country Music's First Family


Download links and information about Can the Circle Be Unbroken: Country Music's First Family by The Original Carter Family. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to World Music, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 58:03 minutes.

Artist: The Original Carter Family
Release date: 2000
Genre: World Music, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 20
Duration: 58:03
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No. Title Length
1. Can the Circle Be Unbroken (featuring The Carter Family) 3:07
2. Lulu Walls (featuring The Carter Family) 2:51
3. My Clinch Mountain Home (featuring The Carter Family) 2:52
4. Wildwood Flower (featuring The Carter Family) 3:15
5. Worried Man Blues (featuring The Carter Family) 2:58
6. Keep On the Sunny Side (featuring The Carter Family) 2:49
7. Gospel Ship (featuring The Carter Family) 2:56
8. My Texas Girl (featuring The Carter Family) 3:03
9. Sinking In the Lonesome Sea (featuring The Carter Family) 3:14
10. Cannon Ball Blues (featuring The Carter Family) 2:52
11. I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes (featuring The Carter Family) 2:52
12. River of Jordan (featuring The Carter Family) 2:43
13. The Storms Are On the Ocean (featuring Flatt & Scruggs) 3:04
14. On the Rock Where Moses Stood (featuring The Carter Family) 3:02
15. The Little Black Train (featuring The Carter Family) 2:52
16. Single Girl, Married Girl (featuring The Carter Family) 3:02
17. Kissing Is a Crime (featuring The Carter Family) 2:33
18. Blackie's Gunman (featuring The Carter Family) 2:41
19. My Home Among the Hills (featuring The Carter Family) 2:38
20. Black Jack David (featuring The Carter Family) 2:39



The second half of the Carter Family's recorded output largely rests with the contents of this CD. It's their output for Columbia's OKeh and Conqueror labels, 17 of the 20 recorded over five days in May 1935 and the final three from an October 1940 session. In typical Carter Family fashion, the material is wide ranging and eclectic, running from British folk music ("Black Jack David," "Sinking in the Lonesome Sea") to gospel ("On the Rock Where Moses Stood," "River of Jordan") to blues ("Worried Man Blues") and beyond. Along the way we're treated to re-cuts of notable Carter "hits" like "Can the Circle Be Unbroken," "Wildwood Flower," and "Keep on the Sunny Side." After you collect all of their Victor recordings from the 1920s, here's your next stop, an indispensable addition to any basic country collection.