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The Resource Carter girl, Carlene Carter

Carter girl, Carlene Carter

Label
Carter girl
Title
Carter girl
Statement of responsibility
Carlene Carter
Creator
Contributor
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A great legacy can be a blessing and a curse, and when your mother is June Carter and your stepdad is Johnny Cash, you are going to have a lot to live up to in the minds of most folks. Carlene Carter has built a pretty remarkable career for herself as a vocalist, and after a dark period she made an impressive comeback. But it is rare when a critic or biographer does not mention Carter's place in one of country music's founding families, and Carlene embraces their vital role in country music's history on Carter Girl while also putting her own stamp on their body of work. Ten of the 12 songs on Carter Girl were written by members of the Carter Family, the trio that wrote and recorded some of country's defining music in the 1920s and 1930s, while one of the remaining selections, touching on the death of Johnny and June, was adapted by Carlene Carter and Al Anderson from "Lonesome Valley" (an old Carter Family classic), and the other is "Me and the Wildwood Rose" (a poignant tale of her grandparents' scuffling days before they rose to stardom). When Carlene Carter sings about her family, one can hear the love and respect in her voice, as she seems to be in awe of them as much as any of us, and the two originals are deeply moving, but her interpretations of the Carter Family's songbook are also heartfelt and impressive. There's as much rock and blues as country in her takes but Carter approaches these songs as something fresh and vital, and she fills them with her own fearless spirit, and when she takes a more traditional route she sounds strong yet compassionate while melding her strength with the sorrowful tone of the lyrics. Don Was, as producer, has brought out the best in Carter, matching her up with a top-notch band, and brings in Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, and Kris Kristofferson for memorable vocal cameos. On Carter Girl, Carlene Carter has confronted the mighty legacy of the Carter Family's songbook and allowed it to strengthen her music rather than buckling under its weight. -- Editorial Review provided by Mark Deming for All Music Guide, taken and adapted from Barnes And Noble website
Accompanying matter
  • libretto or text
  • other
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Carter, Carlene
Credits note
  • Produced by Don Was
  • Recorded by Howard Willing at Ocean Way Recording, The Village Studios, Sunset Sound Studios, and House of Blues Studios
  • Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at Mix This! Studios, in Pacific Palisades, California
  • Mastered by Paul Blakemore at CMG Mastering, in Cleveland, Ohio
Dewey number
782.421642
Form of composition
country music
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
M1630.18.C322
LC item number
C3 2014
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Carlene Carter with accompaniment
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  • 1972-
  • 1933-
  • 1927-1998
  • 1929-2003
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  • Cook, Elizabeth
  • Nelson, Willie
  • Gill, Vince
  • Kristofferson, Kris
  • Carter, Helen
  • Carter, Anita
  • Cash, June Carter
  • Cash, Johnny
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  • Country music
  • Popular music
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Carter girl, Carlene Carter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Program notes written by Carlene Carter and Jim Bessman, as well as full credits and lyrics inserted in container.
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (duet with Willie Nelson)
  • Lonesome Valley 2003
  • (with special guest Vince Gill)
  • Tall lover man
  • Gold watch and chain
  • Black Jack David
  • (duet with Kris Kristofferson)
  • I ain't gonna work tomorrow
  • (featuring Helen Carter, Anita Carter, June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash)
  • Little black train
  • Give me the roses
  • Me and the wildwood rose
  • Blackie's gunman
  • (duet with Elizabeth Cook)
  • I'll be all smiles tonight
  • Poor old heartsick me
  • Troublesome waters
Control code
ocn870989541
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc ;
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
011661918429
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
11661-9184-2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1628840
  • (OCoLC)870989541
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Carter girl, Carlene Carter
Publication
Copyright
Note
Program notes written by Carlene Carter and Jim Bessman, as well as full credits and lyrics inserted in container.
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (duet with Willie Nelson)
  • Lonesome Valley 2003
  • (with special guest Vince Gill)
  • Tall lover man
  • Gold watch and chain
  • Black Jack David
  • (duet with Kris Kristofferson)
  • I ain't gonna work tomorrow
  • (featuring Helen Carter, Anita Carter, June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash)
  • Little black train
  • Give me the roses
  • Me and the wildwood rose
  • Blackie's gunman
  • (duet with Elizabeth Cook)
  • I'll be all smiles tonight
  • Poor old heartsick me
  • Troublesome waters
Control code
ocn870989541
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc ;
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
011661918429
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
11661-9184-2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1628840
  • (OCoLC)870989541
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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