Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Gold Watch And Chain: Their Complete Victor Recordings - 1933-1934
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
Excellent example of why the Carter Family was influential
M. J. Smith | Seattle, WA USA | 07/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This collection caught my attention for "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight", a piece that I know from the Cox Family rendition. The two renditions have little in common; together they show the ability of a good song to adjust to the musical tastes of the performers while remaining true to the original conception.The notes for this collection are fascinating - giving the date of composition and the composer/lyricist for these "folk songs". It is also interesting to know that some tracks were previously unreleased and that the sales fell "through the floor" - an indication that they were under-appreciated at the time of recording.Several of the cuts showcase Sara at her best - When the Roses Come Again and Away Out on Saint Sabbath being two examples. The Tin Pan Alley piece "One Little Word" is excellent piece with which I was unfamiliar. Darling Little Joe showcases music by A.P. with Sara singing the lead. Throughout the album the musicianship associated with the Carter family is consistently present.Relax and enjoy ..."
The Gospel of Country, Vol. 7
M. J. Smith | 03/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So let me see if I understand this correctly-today's groups like the Beastie Boys, who whine and use their harmonies and instruments with all the dexterity of kids banging on pots and pans, are the darlins' of fawning critics; but wonderful melodies like "I Loved You Better Than You Knew", "I'll Be All Smiles Tonight" or "Will My Mother Know Me There?" (with A.P.'s shakey bass-baritone providing irresistable counterpoint to Sara's clear-eyed vocal) or even the silly "Over The Garden Wall" are forgotten or laughed at. There's something wrong here somewhere. The one consolation a modern-day devotee has is the foreknowledge or hunch that fifty years down the line this music and belief-a "Storms Are Over The Ocean" or "On The Sea Of Galilee"- will still be valid and "Fight For Your Right To Party" increasingly ignored."