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Thread #80976 Message #1481565
Posted By: Dharmabum
10-May-05 - 08:56 AM
Thread Name: Carter Family on PBS Amer. Exp. 9 May 05
Subject: RE: Carter Family on PBS Amer. Exp. 9 May 05
Thanks for the heads up D.D.
I watched & recorded the show last night.
I thought they covered the Carters story quite well, for a one hour doc.
I particularly like that they mentioned the fact that A.P. didn't take credit for writing many of the songs they recorded. Rather, he claimed to have just "Fixed them up".
Although,I'm not sure A.P was ever given his due credit/recognition for the musicologist that he was.
If you haven't read the book "Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone" do so.
It covers way more than can be done in a one hour t.v. doc.