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Fiddlin' John Carson (March 23, 1868 – December 11, 1949) was an American "old-time" folk fiddler and an early-recorded country musician.

Carson was born in (or near) Fannin County, Georgia, and grew up on a farm there. His father worked as a section foreman for the W&A Railroad Company. In his teens, Carson learned to play the fiddle, using an old Stradivari-copy violin brought from Ireland in the early 18th century.…

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  • John Carson was indeed very much a product of his place and time. He was an active member of the kkk and performed his racially charged songs right after the Leo Frank lynching and supported the campaign of segregationist Eugene Talmadge.
  • though just thinking back now there are alot of racist undertones in this guys music
  • Just thinking actually, I dont think i've ever enjoyed a cd more than the first volume, I took two hours and just listened to the whole thing right the way through.
  • his music becomes much more saturated in the later stages of his career, again though, first four volumes up until the beggining of 1927 are unparalleled and are in my opinion the best of the entire genra (that is early country :) ) all the same Johnny Cash eat your heart out.
  • and I have volume 2
  • I'm listening to it right now for the first time, and I love it
  • I can't believe no one is listening to this it's brilliant, if the scrobble count is right I must have half the plays. As far as i've seen though the only company to publish his works is Document (which will enevetably limit the availability). Anyway the best Document volumes is without a doubt volume 1, through to volume 4, though the quality goes down a little between 5 & 7 it is still very good

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