RCA Country Legends
Label: Rlg/Bmg Heritage
From the trio's close harmony work to Mother Maybelle's innovative guitar picking, there's no overestimating the Carter Family's influence on country and folk, as well as American popular music in general. Although this installment of the RCA Country Legends series contains a mere 16 tracks, it makes for the perfect introduction to the Carters' music. If you're not careful, this album will spawn an obsession with Appalachian folk that could last a lifetime. Don't say we didn't warn you.