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The Carter Family

Keep On The Sunny Side

  • Country
  • Folk
  • Bluegrass
  • Space
  • Rock
song from
  • 1927
  • 1928
  • 1935
  • 1949
  • 1963

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The Carter Family was a traditional American folk music group that recorded between 1927 and 1956. Their music had a profound impact on bluegrass, country, southern gospel, pop and rock musicians as well as on the U.S. folk revival of the 1960s. They were the first vocal group to become country music stars. Their recordings of such songs as “Wabash Cannonball”, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”, “Wildwood Flower” and “Keep On the Sunny Side” made them country standards. The original group consisted of Alvin Pleasant “A.P.“ Delaney Carter (1891–1960), his wife Sara Dougherty Carter (1898–1979), and his sister-in-law Maybelle Addington Carter (1909–1978). Maybelle was married to A.P.‘s brother Ezra (Eck) Carter and was also Sara’s first cousin. All three were... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way ... If we'll keep on the sunny side of life ... Keep on the sunny side of life

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