First Carter Family Recording

The Carter Family consisted of A.P. Carter, wife Sara Carter and his sister-in-law Maybelle Carter, known later as Mother Maybelle.  The three were raised in Southwest Virginia where they played and sang with tight harmonies.

Bristol, Tennessee

Bristol was the home of the first recordings by the Carter Family.  Over a span of two days the members of they recorded many songs on the third floor of the Taylor-Christian Hat and Glove Company on State Street, which is the state line in Bristol.  These “Sessions” were held August 1st and 2nd, 1927 by Victor Talking Machine Co. and produced by Ralph Peer.  

The recordings  marked the debut of not only the Carter Family but also of Jimmie Rodgers, who became known for his rhythmic yodeling.  



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