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THE ORIGINAL CARTER FAMILY


Alvin Pleasant (A.P.) Delaney Carter (b. Apr 15, 1891, d. Nov 7, 1960)
Sara Dougherty (Carter) (b. Jul 21, 1898, d. Jan 8, 1979) Maybelle Addington Carter (Sara's cousin, married to A.P.'s brother; b. May 10, 1909, d. Oct 23, 1978)


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SOME CARTER FAMILY SONGS COVERED BY DYLAN:


TUNE OF CARTER FAMILY SONG USED FOR DYLAN COMPOSITION:

LISTEN (Real Audio) at SONY/Columbia's Official Bob Dylan Site


DYLAN SONG COVERED BY MEMBER OF THE CARTER FAMILY:

recorded by ANITA CARTER (daughter of Maybelle Carter), with HELEN CARTER (another daughter of Maybelle...), ERIC WEISSBERG, guitar/12-string guitar, ERNEST CALABRIA, guitar; CLYDE LOMBARDY, bass, BOB JOHNSON, banjo/lute, MILT OKUN, producer; New York, NY, Jan 1964;

released as MG 20487/SR 60847
(CD RE-RELEASE BY BEAR FAMILY RECORDS, BCD 15434, 1989).

While she [Anita Carter] was unfamiliar with the New York musicians, she was impressed with their talent. She says,
"the musicians were all from left field that I hadn't worked with before, but they were excellent."
Ernest Calabria was Harry Belafonte's guitar player, and Eric Weissberg would later be widely acclaimed for his recording of Dueling Banjos from the movie Deliverance....

Otto Kitsinger, liner notes for Bear Family Records BCD 15434, 1989.

Members of the 1960s Carter Family (Maybelle and her daughters June, Anita and Helen) also provide backing-vocals on Johnny Cash's covers of Dylan songs.


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