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The Carter Family: A Selected Bibliography

Compiled by: Kathryn A. Jarrett
Publication Date: July 5, 1977

Atkins, John.
The Carter Family. London: Old Time Music, Booklet 1, 1973. 63 pp.

"The Carter Family." In: Bill C. Malone and Judith McCulloh, eds., Stars of Country Music. Chicago: University of Illinois Press. 1975, pp. 95-120.

Badeaux, Ed.
"The Carters of Rye Cove." Sing Out!, volume 11, number 2, April May 1961, pp. 12-16.

Bruno, Hal.
"The Carter Family Keeps on Pickin': Country Gold From Poor Valley." Rolling Stone, number 160, May 9, 1974, pp. 54-57.

Carter, June.
"I Remember the Carter Family." Sing Out!, volume 17, number 3, June-July 1967, pp. 6-11. Reprinted in part from Country Song Roundup, volume 17, number 90, October 1965, and number 91, December 1965.

Christie, Keith G.
Carter Family Discography. Nashville: Records' Associates, 1963. 28 pp.

"A Short Discourse on the Carter Family." Sunny Side Sentinel, series 4, number 1, n.d., pp. [4]-[7].

Cline, Leigh, Anne Hershoran and Denis Patrick.
"Interview: Maybelle Carter." Hoot, volume 3, number 1, February-March 1967, pp. 18-23.

Gentry, Linnell.
A History and Encyclopedia of Country, Western and Gospel Music. 2nd edition, Nashville: Clairmont Corporation, 1969. Biographies of A. P., Maybelle and Sarah Carter, pp. 391-393.

Gibson, Garth.
"The Saga of the Carter Family." Country and Western Spotlight, number 34, June, 1961, pp. 4-5.

Green, Archie.
"The Carter Family's 'Coal Miner's Blues'." Southern Folklore Quarterly, volume 25, number 4, December 1961, pp. 226-237.

"Commerical Music Graphics: Number Thirty." John Edwards Memorial Foundation Quarterly, volume 10, part 3, number 35, Autumn 1974, pp. 110-115.

Only a Miner: Studies in Recorded Coal Mining Songs. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1972. Pp. 388-397, passim.

Hemphill, Paul.
The Nashville Sound: Bright Lights and Country Music. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970. Pp. 120-122.

Hickey, Neil.
"His Mother-in-Law is a Legend." T.V. Guide, volume 19, number 3, January 16, 1971, pp. 41-48.

Koon, William H.
"The Carter Family: A Brief History." In record notes for The Carter Family on Border Radio, JEMF 101 (Los Angeles: John Edwards Memorial Foundation, 1972), pp. 3-9.

Malone, Bill C.
Country Music U.S.A.: A Fifty Year History. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1968. (Publications of the American Folklore Society, Memoir Series, volume 54, 1968.) Pp. 62-67.

McNabb, Talmadge Ford.
"The Carter Family's First Recording Day." Sunny Side Sentinel, series three, number one, n.d., pp. [6]-[11]. Reprinted as "A Red Letter Day in the Annals of Country Music. Billboard: The World of Country Music, volume 78, number 44, October 29, 1966, pp. 56-60. Also reprinted in part in Country and Western Roundabout, volume 4, number 16,
January-March 1968, pp. 13-14.

"The Last Recording Day of the Original Carter Family." Sunny Side Sentinel, series 5, number 1, n.d., pp. [3]-[11].

"The Two Days That Shook the Country Music World." Billboard: The World of Country Music, volume 77, number 44, October 30, 1965, pp. 58-62

"A Visit to Carter Family Country." Sunny Side Sentinel, series 4, number 2, n.d., pp.[10]-[16].

Millard, Gladys Carter.
"I Remember Daddy." Sunny Side Sentinel, special issue, n.d., pp. [1]-[9].

Orgill, Michael.
Anchored in Love: The Carter Family Story. Old Tappan, N.J.: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1975. 192 pp.

Rinzler, Ralph.
"The Nashville Scene: The Famous Carter Family." Hootenany, volume 1, number 3, May 1964, pp. 56, 67, 68.

Shelton, Robert.
The Country Music Story. New York: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1966. "The Influentials: The Carter Family - 'Keep on the Sunny Side'," pp. 71-77.

Shestack, Melvin.
The Country Music Encyclopedia. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1974. "The Carter Family," pp. 35-38.

Stambler, Irwin and Grelun Landon.
Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1969. Biographies of The Carter Family, pp. 48-50; Mother Maybelle Carter, 51-52.

Tye George.
"The Carter Family." Folk Style, number 8, 1960, pp. 4-8.

Williams, Bill.
"Interview with Mother Maybelle Carter." Country Music Foundation Newsletter, volume 2, number 1, March 1971, pp. 4-12.

 

 

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