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10:18 am
Sun April 6, 2014

Family Musical Legacy Is No Burden For 'Carter Girl'

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 7:48 am

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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LITTLE BLACK TRAIN")

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

That's a song called "Little Black Train" recorded in 1930's by a group recognized as the first family of country music, the Carter Family. A.P. Carter wrote it, and he sings it here with his wife, Sarah, and sister-in-law, Maybelle Carter. Fast-forward to the present day. Another member of the family has put her own spin on the song - Maybelle's granddaughter, Carlene Carter.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LITTLE BLACK TRAIN")

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Music
10:02 am
Sun April 6, 2014

Born A Slave, Street Performer Was First Black Recording Artist

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 12:49 pm

In 1890, George Washington Johnson became the first African-American to make commercial records. The Library of Congress is now adding Johnson's "The Laughing Song" to the National Recording Registry.

All Songs Considered
9:20 am
Sun April 6, 2014

Revisionist History: 5 Crucial Frankie Knuckles Remixes

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Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 10:24 am

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Favorite Sessions
7:03 am
Sun April 6, 2014

Folk Alley Presents: The Infamous Stringdusters, 'I'll Get Away'

The Infamous Stringdusters, performing at Beehive Studios in Saranac Lake, N.Y.
Courtesy of the artist

The Infamous Stringdusters' members have been a major part of the bluegrass world since their debut, Fork in the Road, back in 2007. Now on its sixth studio album, Let It Go, the group has just returned with more great progressive acoustic music.

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Music Interviews
4:12 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

A Music Of Exile: Haiti During The Duvalier Years

Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960-1978
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat April 5, 2014 5:19 pm

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