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Brooks, J. E.



J. E. Brooks is a resident of Brentwood, Tennessee. His interest in early country music and with the Carter Family in particular led him to collect recordings and memorabilia relating to A. P. Carter and the Carter Family.

A. P. Carter, his wife Sara, and his sister-in-law Maybelle first recorded as the Carter Family in pioneering recording sessions at Bristol, Va., in 1927. They continued to perform and record together until 1941, establishing themselves as one of the most influential groups in the country music industry. They recorded a wide range of song types from blues, ballads, and gospel to traditional folk songs and original compositions. Carter family members recorded in various combinations in later years, with A. P., Sara, and their children Janette and Joe recording together and sometimes known as the Carter Family. Maybelle later performed and recorded with her daughters, June Helen, and Anita. In 1970, the original Carter Family was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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J. E. Brooks Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-399
Scope and Contents The J. E. Brooks Collection consists of commercial recordings (some original but primarily audiocassette copies) of music by the original Carter Family, A. P. Carter and family, Maybelle Carter and family and printed matter (primarily photocopies of books, periodicals, and published articles) about the Carters. Also included is one cassette recording of the Virginia Boys (Doc Addington and Carl McConnell, respectively brother and cousin of Maybelle Carter) and one cassette recording of Peter...
Dates: 1927-1992