The Carter Family

Don't Forget This Song [With CD (Audio)]

By Frank M. Young; David Lasky
ABRAMS, Hardcover, 9780810988361, 191pp.

Publication Date: October 2012

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The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song is a rich and compelling original graphic novel that tells the story of the Carter Family—the first superstar group of country music—who made hundreds of recordings and sold millions of records. Many of their hit songs, such as “Wildwood Flower” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” have influenced countless musicians and remain timeless country standards.

The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song is not only a unique illustrated biography, but a moving account that reveals the family’s rise to success, their struggles along the way, and their impact on contemporary music. Illustrated with exacting detail and written in the Southern dialect of the time, its dynamic narrative is pure Americana. It is also a story of success and failure, of poverty and wealth, of racism and tolerance, of creativity and business, and of the power of music and love.

Includes bonus CD with original Carter Family music.

About the Author
_________________________________ Dana Countryman is the former founding editor and publisher of the eclectic "Cool and Strange Music Magazine." He's also been a professional musician, having appeared on national television several times. Both of these backgrounds came into play, when he decided to write the biography of legendary French electronic pop music pioneer, Jean-Jacques Perrey. The book was written with full permission of Perrey, giving Countryman full access to a lifetime of photographs, recordings and contracts, gathered over Perrey's lifetime. Countryman lives in the North Seattle area, in Washington State, with his wife Tricia, son Matt, and two high-maintenance cats. _________________________________

David Lasky was born and still lives in the Bronx, New York. He started writing poetry in his teens and has enjoyed doing so ever since.
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