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Thread #21744   Message #232865
Posted By: Stewie
23-May-00 - 11:13 PM
Thread Name: The first song of the Carter Family
Subject: RE: Help: The first song of the Carter Family
Hi Banjer, sorry for misunderstanding you.

As for the money, it has been said that all the artists in Peer's auditions received $50 per song. However, the Carters had no recollection of getting $300 for their 6-song effort. John Atkins has told the story that Sara and Maybelle were embarrassed by the fancy clothes of people in town for the auditions as they themselves had only simple country clothes. They overcame their embarrassment by entering Peer's studio by the fire escape! Evidently, it was Sara's voice that impressed Peer most. He has been quoted as saying 'As soon as I heard her voice, why, I began to build around it and all the first recordings were on that basis'.

--Stewie.