The Carter Family ‎– Bring Back My Blue-Eyed Boy To Me

Monk (4) ‎– MK332
Vinyl, LP, Compilation


February 15, 1929 - Camden, New Jersey
A1 Don't Forget This Song
A2 Foggy Mountain Top
A3 Bring Back My Blue-Eyed Boy To Me
A4 Diamonds In The Rough
A5 Engine One-Forty-Three
November 22, 1929 - Atlanta, Georgia
A6 Homestead On The Farm
A7 Cyclone Of Rye Cove
A8 Motherless Children
November 24, 1929 - Atlanta, Georgia
B1 When The Roses Bloom In Dixieland
B2 No Telephone In Heaven
B3 Western Hobo
B4 Carter's Blues
B5 Wabash Cannonball
November 25, 1929 - Atlanta, Georgia
B6 Distant Land To Roam
B7 Jimmie Brown The Newsboy


Drawing on the rich musical tradition of rural Appalachia, by 1930 the Carter family had become an American institution. Often called the “first family” of country music, the original Carter family consisted of A.P. Carter, his wife Sara and Sara’s cousin Maybelle. Maybelle’s daughter June Carter, would go on to become a star in her own right and famously marry Johnny Cash. Maybelle Carter’s pioneering guitar style not only revolutionized American music, but she was also one of the first white musicians to use the guitar as a lead instrument. In February 1929 the Carter family returned to Camden, NJ for their third-ever recording session (for Victor) laying down 12 plus tracks of which 5 can be heard here. Their next recording session, also for Victor was in Atlanta Georgia in November of that same year (just a month after the stock market crash), where they recorded their classic “Wabash Cannonball”, among others. (From Monk's website.)