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On Border Radio - 1939: Vol. 3

On Border Radio - 1939: Vol. 3

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 3, the Carters sing a mix of country, western, gospel, and children’s songs including “You Are My Sunshine,” “Oh, Susanna,” “Great Speckled Bird,” “Sitting On Top of the World,” “Wade in the Water,” and “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.”

Track Listing

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Theme / Cannon Ball Blues The Carter Family 2:16
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102
The Story Of Charlie And Nelly The Carter Family 1:32
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103
One Little Word / Alabama Gal The Carter Family 2:50
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You Are My Sunshine / Happy Or Lonesome The Carter Family 2:52
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Oh, Susanna / On My Way To Cannan's Land The Carter Family 2:33
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106
Going Back To Texas / Great Speckled Bird The Carter Family 3:30
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107
Oh, Death / Don't Bury Me On The Lone Prairie The Carter Family 3:03
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108
When The Spring Roses Are Blooming / Chines Breakdown The Carter Family 2:25
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109
Way Down Yonder in The Cumberland Mts. / Let The Church Roll On The Carter Family 1:51
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110
Broken Engagement / I Shall Not Be Moved The Carter Family 4:13
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111
Dark Haired True Lover / In Your Care The Carter Family 3:13
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112
Theme / Station Id The Carter Family 1:14
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113
Theme / The Old Ladies’ Home The Carter Family 2:27
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114
The Winding Stream The Carter Family 2:25
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115
Miners’ Blues / Columbus Stockade Blues The Carter Family 3:42
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116
No Home / Prisoner's Dream The Carter Family 3:49
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117
Something Got A Hold Of Me / Spirit of Love The Carter Family 2:46
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118
Worried Man Blues The Carter Family 1:48
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119
Giddyup Go / Sittin' On Top Of The World The Carter Family 2:44
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120
My Virginia Rose The Carter Family 2:09
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121
Cyclone Of Rye Cove The Carter Family 1:56
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122
Wade In The Water / Charlie Brooks The Carter Family 3:32
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123
Anchored In Love The Carter Family 2:03
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124
I've Been Working On the Railroad / I'll Be Satisfied The Carter Family 2:51
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Theme Out & Station Id The Carter Family 1:01
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