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Thread #39666   Message #563393
Posted By: sian, west wales
02-Oct-01 - 10:26 AM
Thread Name: The Carter Family: Shaping My Music
Subject: RE: The Carter Family: Shaping My Music
I've assumed that the trio singing "Keep on the Sunny Side" in "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" were meant to be the Carter Family ... and it pleased me that they were one of the icons of the time included by the Coens in the film.

Your comment about 'respecting your own heritage' is SO important. We were lucky to get a lot of Canadian folk songs in school and youth clubs in Ontario, and to have programmes like Singalong Jubilee on the TV. But I'm also lucky that my mother taught me a lot of old-time stuff, including revival hymns and bits of doggerel from her home 'patch'. Same generation as the Carters, perhaps...