Monday, March 2, 2009

Original Carter Family's Last Performance 1953

There are tons of photos of the Carter Family, but I've never seen one late enough to be really fitting for this post, so I've just decided to post it without a photo. It has been said numerous times in tv documentaries and by people that should know better that the Original Carter Family (AP, Sara, and Maybelle) did not perform together anymore after sometime in the early 1940s. This just isn't so. Here is a live recordings of A.P., Sara, and Maybelle in 1953 performing at a memorial event for Jimmie Rodgers in Meridian, Mississippi.

Apparently, there were quite a few major figures in country music there. Check out this youtube video of Roy Acuff sharing his memories of the Rodgers memorial event in Meridian.

A.P. - spoken intros and bass vocals
Sara - ryhthm guitar and lead vocals
Maybelle - lead guitar and harmony vocals

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  1. I saw that show. Roy was speaking of the time he was at the jimmie rodgers festival back in the 1950's. Some people who where alive then and knew jimmie and his family where giving their personal opinions. I could not fault him for what he said.

    But let it be noted that Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow and Roy where vere intrigal in helping the festivals back then.

    Jim Myrick

    meridian, mississippi

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  3. Another great one, way to go... thanks for sharing!

  4. i can't wait to hear this...thanks for all the work and the love you've put into this blog. an amazing collection of music and thought!

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  6. Hey Jeremy! I was told this picture here was taken that day: