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Janette Carter

A tribute to Janette Carter (1923-2006) and the music of Southwestern Virginia.


Janette Carter with the Carter Family: God's Gonna Trouble the Water

The Original Carter Family in Texas (Old Homestead)

Carter Family: Mid the Green Fields of Virginia

Mid The Green Fields of Virginia (RCA)

Wayne Henderson: Cannon Ball Blues

48th Union Grove Fiddler's Convention (Union Grove)

Kelly Harrell and the Virignia String Band: Ballad of Charles Guiteau

Old-time Ballads from the Southern Mountains (County)

Virginia Playboys: Walking in My Sleep

Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention, 1961-1963 (Folkways)

Bull Mountain Moonshiners: Johnny Goodwin

The Bristol Sessions (CMF)

Norman Edmonds and the Old-Timers: Walking in the Parlor

Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention, 1961-1963 (Folkways)

The Mountain Ramblers: Baptizing Down By the Creek

White Spirituals (Atlantic)

E. C. Ball and the Friendly Gospel Singers: Beautiful Star of Bethelem

Self-titled (County)

Carter Family: Hello Central, Give Me Heaven

More Original Gems from the Carter Family (RCA)

Janette and Joe Carter: Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?

Alan Lomax 1983 film footage (unissued)



Goodbye Dear Old Stepstone


Traditional, folk, vernacular, endangered, and extinct music from America and elsewhere. Hosted by Nathan Salsburg, an archivist, producer, and writer based in Louisville, Kentucky.

He has worked for the The Alan Lomax Archive since 2000, for which he currently serves in the capacities of production manager, photo and video archivist, and general digital catalog editor. Salsburg maintains an index of online vernacular music resources at his blog,, contributes occasional music writing to the Louisville Eccentric Observer and the Other Music weekly update, and is curator of Twos & Fews, a vernacular music imprint in collaboration with Chicago's Drag City label.