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On Border Radio - 1939: Vol. 2

On Border Radio - 1939: Vol. 2

In 1938 and 1939, the first family of American country music, the Carter Family, recorded transcriptions for radio broadcast on Mexican border radio stations. The recordings featured A.P. Carter, his wife Sara, sister-in-law Maybelle, A.P. and Sara’s daughter Janette (listed as Jeanette in the liner notes), and Maybelle’s three children, Helen, June, and Anita. In 1963, 17 transcription discs were discovered at station XET in Monterrey, Mexico. In 1995, Arhoolie Records released three CDs containing material from the 17 discs. In Volume 2, the Carters sing a mix of country, western, and gospel songs and perform several instrumentals, including a guitar duet between Sara and Maybelle on “Shortning Bread.”

Track Listing

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Theme / Why Is There A Tear In My Eye The Carter Family 2:58
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102
Sleep Baby Sleep / Just Another Broken Heart The Carter Family 3:37
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103
Corina The Carter Family 1:19
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104
I Can Not Be Your Sweetheart / Red Wing The Carter Family 3:21
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105
A Broken Down Saint The Carter Family 2:13
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106
Weeping Willow The Carter Family 0:46
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107
You Are My Flower / Gathering From the Hillside The Carter Family 3:49
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108
The Last Letter / I Wouldn't Mind Dying The Carter Family 3:32
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109
Who's That Knocking At My Window? The Carter Family 2:03
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110
Diamonds In The Rough / The Fatal Wedding The Carter Family 3:00
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111
It’s Hard To Please Your Mind / Death Is Only A Dream The Carter Family 2:41
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112
Theme / XET Station Break The Carter Family 0:56
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113
Theme / The Church In The Wildwood The Carter Family 2:00
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114
Are You Tired Of Me, Darling? / Sourwood Mountain The Carter Family 2:48
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115
Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie / My Bonnie Blue Eyes The Carter Family 3:19
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116
Yankee Doodle / Storms On The Ocean The Carter Family 2:57
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117
Sugar Hill The Carter Family 0:40
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118
Hello Stranger The Carter Family 2:05
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119
Cowboy Jack The Carter Family 1:38
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120
Nobody’s Darling / Funny When You Feel That Way The Carter Family 4:02
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121
Dixie Darling The Carter Family 1:35
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122
Shortning Bread / Soldier And His Sweetheart The Carter Family 2:20
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123
Polly Wolly Doodle All Day / My Gold Watch And Chain The Carter Family 2:31
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124
River Of Jordan The Carter Family 1:39
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125
I Will Never Marry / God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign The Carter Family 3:53
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126
Theme Out & XET Station Break The Carter Family 0:57
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