The Carter Family: Maybelle Carter, Alvin Pleasant "A.P." Carter (guitar, vocals); Sara Carter (autoharp, vocals).
After ending an eight-year association with Victor Records, the Carter Family recorded 60 sides for Decca between 1936 and 1938; 15 of those recordings are collected here. Decca wanted to emphasize new material; this posed no problem for A.P. Carter, who was long accustomed to taking copyright credit for minor rewrites of other people's songs. The Decca songs are less familiar than the recordings for Victor or, later, OKeh, but they're worth hearing. ~ Brian Mansfield