Duo Country US comprenant James Carson (né James William Roberts, le 10 février 1918) et Martha Carson (née Irene Amburgey, le 19 mars 1921 à neon (Kentucky), décédée le 16 décembre 2004 à Nashville (Tennessee). Martha était la soeur de Jean Chapel.

During the 1950s, Martha Carson's rock & roll-flavored gospel tunes had a strong influence on her country peers, most notably Elvis Presley. She was also one of the first country artists to deliberately seek and find popularity on the pop charts. Carson was born Irene Amburgey in Neon, KY. She and her two sisters were spotted by radio barn-dance impresario John Lair and invited to join the cast of the WSB Barn Dance in Atlanta in 1938. The Amburgey sisters were given the fanciful hayseed names of Minnie, Marthie, and Mattie, and after Irene Amburgey left the group and teamed with her husband, mandolin player James Carson, in the 40s, the stage name stuck and she became Martha Carson. The duo performed (with Martha on guitar) as the Barn Dance Sweethearts. By the time of their divorce in 1950, Martha had begun making solo appearances on Knoxville's WNOX radio. Unfortunately, she couldn't record because the Barn Dance Sweethearts' label, Capitol, had them contracted through 1957 and refused to let her go solo, instead trying to pair her up with other male singers. She began doing session work instead, appearing on the Carlisles' "Too Old to Cut the Mustard" and other recordings by that group of unrelated performers headed by WNOX stalwart Bill Carlisle.Things began to change after Carson met Fred Rose in Nashville. He helped convince Capitol to let her record alone, and in 1951 she made her solo-single debut with "Satisfied," a gospel song she had written in response to audience disapproval over her divorce. The combination of Carson's powerful alto voice and the song's propulsive handclap backbeat formed one of the blocks on which early rock & roll was built. The song featured backup by Carlisle, Chet Atkins, and Carson's sister, Opal, now known as Jean Chapel; it was, curiously, not a hit in its initial incarnation, but it gained momentum continuously over the next several years. By 1954, Carson had recorded more than 24 songs, become a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and done extensive tours with such stars as Jimmy Dickens, Ferlin Husky, and rising star Elvis Presley. After their performances, she and Presley sang gospel duos, and he later claimed that she had more influence on his stage style than anyone else.Around 1954, Carson married Xavier Cosse, a pop promoter who had tried to learn more about the burgeoning phenomenon of country and gospel music by working with Hank Williams and Chet Atkins in Nashville. Carson seemed to be exactly what he was looking for, and he persuaded RCA producer Steve Sholes to sign her to that label and to whisk her off to Hollywood for a recording session. By 1955, Carson was living and recording all her work in New York. She had a series of minor hits that included "Journey to the Sky," "This Ole House," and "Saints and Chariot," a combination of two old favorites that Presley later covered in concert. After signing with the William Morris agency in 1957, Carson and Cosse became full-time residents of New York, and she gained national exposure by appearing on The Steve Allen Show. She moved temporarily away from gospel-oriented music and toward citified country-pop, appearing on Tennessee Ernie Ford's television program and pursuing a style shaped in part by his big, low vocals and pop orchestral arrangements. It was a successful move for a time, but by the late '50s, her star began to wane. She continued periodically recording on labels such as Decca, Cadence, and Sims, but although she was a fixture of live venues in Las Vegas and in California for a time, chart success eluded her. Her rockabilly roots showed in a series of performances she gave on the riotous Los Angeles country television show Town Hall Party in the late '50s. By the 1980s, she was living in semi-retirement.

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Talents : James : Singer, Songwriter, Mandolin, Guitar, Bass - Martha : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar

Style musical : James : Traditional Country, Country Gospel - Martha : Traditional Country, Country Gospel, Country Boogie, Rockabilly

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I'LL FLY AWAY (1951) (James &  Martha Carson)

OLD BLIND BARNABUS (1952) (Martha Carson)

BYE AND BYE (1954) (Martha Carson)

NOW STOP (1957) (Martha Carson)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t., Singles & EP

1946 78 t. WHITE CHURCH 1118 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - I'm Gonna Let It Shine / Budded On Earth To Bloom In Heaven
1946 78 t. WHITE CHURCH 1119 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - When He Heard My Plea / He Will Set Your Fields On Fire
1946 78 t. WHITE CHURCH 1120 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - The Man Of Galilee / The Sweetest Gift, A Mother's Smile
1948 78 t. WHITE CHURCH 1189 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - I Ain't Got Time / There's An Open Door Waiting For Me
04/1949 78 t. CAPITOL 40158 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - I Ain't Got Time / When God Dips His Pen Of Love In My Heart
06/1949 78 t. CAPITOL 40175 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - Budded On Earth To Bloom In Heaven / Don't Sell Him Another Drink
08/1949 78 t. CAPITOL 40216 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - I'll Shout And Shine / Living In The Promised Land
10/1948 78 t. CAPITOL 40237 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - Looking For A City / Jesus Spoke To Me
04/1950 78 t. CAPITOL 954 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - Crossing Our Jordan / When I Reach That City
04/1950 SP CAPITOL F-954 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - Crossing Our Jordan / When I Reach That City
06/1950 78 t. CAPITOL 1110 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - Filled With Glory Divine / Heaven's Jubilee
06/1950 SP CAPITOL F-1110 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - Filled With Glory Divine / Heaven's Jubilee
07/1950 78 t. CAPITOL 1129 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - He'll Set Your Fields On Fire / Man Of Galilee
07/1950 SP CAPITOL F-1129 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - He'll Set Your Fields On Fire / Man Of Galilee
02/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1380 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - Lay Your Burdens / I Ain't Gonna Sin No More
02/1951 SP CAPITOL F-1380 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - Lay Your Burdens / I Ain't Gonna Sin No More
03/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1415 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - I'll Fly Away / We Will Rise And Shine
03/1951 SP CAPITOL F-1415 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - I'll Fly Away / We Will Rise And Shine
04/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1457 (US)  . James & Martha CARSON - Jesus Spoke To Me / Lookin' For A City
04/1951 SP CAPITOL F-1457 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - Jesus Spoke To Me / Lookin' For A City
05/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1530 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - Shining City / Sing Sing Sing
05/1951 SP CAPITOL F-1530 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - Shining City / Sing Sing Sing
09/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1791 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - Salvation Has Been Brought Down / Got A Little Light
09/1951 SP CAPITOL F-1791 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - Salvation Has Been Brought Down / Got A Little Light
12/1951 78 t. CAPITOL 1900 (US) . Martha CARSON & The GOSPEL SINGERS - Satisfied / Hide Me Rock Of Ages
12/1951 SP CAPITOL F-1900 (US) . Martha CARSON & The GOSPEL SINGERS - Satisfied / Hide Me Rock Of Ages
02/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 1982 (US) . Martha CARSON - Weighed The Balance / You Sure Do Need Him Now
02/1952 SP CAPITOL F-1982 (US) . Martha CARSON - Weighed The Balance / You Sure Do Need Him Now
05/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2077 (US) . Martha CARSON - I Wanna Rest / Old Blind Barnabus
05/1952 SP CAPITOL F-2077 (US) . Martha CARSON - I Wanna Rest / Old Blind Barnabus
07/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2145 (US) . Martha CARSON - Beyond The Shadow / I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With The Lord
07/1952 SP CAPITOL F-2145 (US) . Martha CARSON - Beyond The Shadow / I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With The Lord
08/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2180 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - He Will Set Your Fields On Fire / When God Dips His Pen Of Love In My Heart
08/1952 SP CAPITOL F-2180 (US) . James & Martha CARSON - He Will Set Your Fields On Fire / When God Dips His Pen Of Love In My Heart
10/1952 78 t. CAPITOL 2252 (US) . Martha CARSON -Fear Not / Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord
10/1952 SP CAPITOL F-2252 (US) . Martha CARSON -Fear Not / Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord
10/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2342 (US) . Martha CARSON - Inspiration From Above / There's A Higher Power
10/1953 SP CAPITOL F-2342 (US) . Martha CARSON - Inspiration From Above / There's A Higher Power
05/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2477 (US) . Martha CARSON - Ask And You Shall Receive / I Feel It In My Soul
05/1953 SP CAPITOL F-2477 (US) . Martha CARSON - Ask And You Shall Receive / I Feel It In My Soul
10/1953 78 t. CAPITOL 2634 (US) . Martha CARSON - Singing On The Other Side / I've Got A Better Place
10/1953 SP CAPITOL F-2634 (US) . Martha CARSON - Singing On The Other Side / I've Got A Better Place
02/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2740 (US) . Martha CARSON - Lazarus / Bye And Bye
02/1954 SP CAPITOL F-2740 (US) . Martha CARSON - Lazarus / Bye And Bye
05/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2825 (US)  . Martha CARSON - I Bowed Down / He'll Part The Water
05/1954 SP CAPITOL F-2825 (US) . Martha CARSON - I Bowed Down / He'll Part The Water
11/1954 78 t. CAPITOL 2969 (US) . Martha CARSON - Peace On Love / Christmas Time Is Here
11/1954 SP CAPITOL F-2969 (US) . Martha CARSON - Peace On Love / Christmas Time Is Here
12/1954 SP CAPITOL F-3045 (US) . Martha CARSON - It's Alright / Counting My Blessing
1952 SP RICH-R-TONE 1031 (US) . I Want To Rest (Martha CARSON) / Lookin’ This Way (Martha CARSON & Bill CARLISLE)
1954 EP CAPITOL 1-449 (US) GOSPEL SONGS BY MARTHA CARSON - Satisfied / Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord / I Want To Rest / I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With
09/1955 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6250 (US) . Martha CARSON & STUART HAMBLEN - Lord I Can't Come Now / I've Got So Many Million Years
09/1955 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6250 (US) . Martha CARSON & STUART HAMBLEN - Lord I Can't Come Now / I've Got So Many Million Years
10/1955 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6293 (US) . Martha CARSON - Let The Light Shine On Me / Laugh A Little More
10/1955 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6293 (US) . Martha CARSON - Let The Light Shine On Me / Laugh A Little More
1955 EP RCA VICTOR EPA-674 (US) Martha CARSON - JOURNEY TO THE SKY - This Ole House / Glory Hallelujah / The Bible Tells Me So / Just Found God
1955 2 EP RCA VICTOR EPB-1145 (US) Martha CARSON - JOURNEY TO THE SKY :
DISC 1 : My Journey To The Sky / I'm A Pilgrim / He'll Understand And Say Well Done / Give Up
DISC 2 : A Satisfied Mind / Let's Talk About That Old Time Religion / Go On By / Chuggin' Home (Turnin' In This Old Jalopy)
01/1956 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6413 (US) . Martha CARSON - David And Goliath / I Want To Rest A Little While
01/1956 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6413 (US) . Martha CARSON - David And Goliath / I Want To Rest A Little While
05/1956 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6510 (US) . Martha CARSON - Music Drives Me Crazy / Dixieland Roll
05/1956 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6510 (US) . Martha CARSON - Music Drives Me Crazy / Dixieland Roll
07/1956 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6603 (US) . Martha CARSON - All These Things / Faith Is The Key
07/1956 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6603 (US) . Martha CARSON - All These Things / Faith Is The Key
10/1956 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6724 (US) . Martha CARSON - Get The Golden Key / He Was There
10/1956 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6724 (US) Martha CARSON - Get The Golden Key / He Was There
03/1957 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6861 (US) . Martha CARSON - Let The Light Shine On Me / Satisfied
03/1957 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6861 (US) . Martha CARSON - Let The Light Shine On Me / Satisfied
06/1957 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-6948 (US) . Martha CARSON - Now Stop / Just Whistle Or Call
06/1957 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6948 (US) . Martha CARSON - Now Stop / Just Whistle Or Call
11/1958 SP CADENCE 1356 (US) . Martha CARSON - Light Of Love / That Ain't Right
09/1960 SP CAPITOL F-4437 (US) . Martha CARSON - High On The Hill / Everything's Alright
1960 EP CAPITOL 1-1507 (US) Martha CARSON - SATISFIED - Satisfied / Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord / I Want To Rest / I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With My Lord
11/1961 SP DOT 45-16286 (US) . Martha CARSON - Everything Happens For The Best / Right Now, Right Now
09/1963 SP SIMS 144 (US) . Martha CARSON - Everybody Needs Somebody / It takes A Lot Of Lovin'


Albums

1955 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LPM-1145 (US) JOURNEY TO THE SKY - Martha CARSON - My Journey To The Sky / This Ole House / Chuggin' Home (Turnin' In This Old Jalopy) / Bible Tells Me So /Satisfied Mind /I Just Found God / Glory Hallelujah / Go On By / Give Up / I'm A Pilgrim / He'll Understand And Say Well Don / |Let's Talk About That Old Time Religion
1957 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LPM-1490 (US) ROCK-A MY SOUL - Martha CARSON - Rock-A My Soul / Amen / Get On Board Little Children / I Can't Stand Up Alone / Shadrack / Who Built The Ark / Be Not Discouraged / Get On The Heavenly Road / I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With My Lord / Ac-vent-tchu-ate The Positive / Saints And Chariot / Gonna Shout All Over God's Heaven
11/1960 LP 12" CAPITOL T-1507 (mono) / ST-1507 (stereo) (US) SATISFIED - Martha CARSON - Satisfied / Jesus Is A Rock / Inspiration From Above / Ask You Shall Receive / Beyond The Shadow / Dip Your Fingers In Some Water / I Feel It In My Soul / He Keeps His Promise / You Sho' Do Need Him Now / Weighed In The Balance / Counting My Blessings / Old Blind Barnabuss
1962 LP 12" CAPITOL T-1607 (mono) / ST-1607 (stereo) (US) A TALK WITH THE LORD - Martha CARSON - Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord / Hide Me Rock Of Ages / I Bowed Down / I've Got A Better Place To Go / I Wanna Rest / He'll Part The Water / I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With My Lord / Fear Not / It's All Right / Bye And Bye / There's A Richer Power / Singin' On The Other Side
01/1964 LP 12" SIMS LP-109 (mono) / SLP-109 (stereo) (US) MARTHA CARSON - It Takes A Lot Of Livin' / Great Big Mountain / Good Good Feelin' / Somebody Told Me / Just Around The Bend / I've Got A Friend|Everybody Needs Somebody / That's Life / Joy Joy Joy / Bells Of The Chapel / Walkin' In The Garden / Real Life
1964 LP 12" SCRIPTURE SRLP-111 (US) THIS OLD HOUSE - Martha CARSON - This Ole House / Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Lonesome Valley / We'll Understand It Better / Ezekiel Saw The Wheel / Crying Holy To The Lord / Do Lord / He'll Understand And Say Well Done / That Lonesome Road / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Shout And Shine / I'll Fly Away
1965 LP 12" CAMDEN CAL-906 (mono) / CAS-906 (stereo) (US) MARTHA CARSON SINGS - Satisfied / (Get On The) Heavenly Road / Get On Board Little Children / Rock-A My Soul / He'll Understand And Say Well Done / Get That Golden Key / I'm A Pilgrim / He Was There / All These Things / Satisfied Mind
1965 LP 12" MISSION 141 (US) HE'LL BE JUST THE SAME - Martha CARSON - He'll Be Just The Same / He Cared That Much For Me / I'll Have A New Life / Next Step / Oh How Lonely / I'm Gonna Leave Here Shoutin' / No Greater Price / Fourth Man / Reunion In Heaven / He Turned The Water Into Wine
1977 LP 12" STARDAY SD-997 (US) MARTHA CARSON'S GREATEST GOSPEL HITS - Satisfied / Old Blind Barnabas / God's Unchanging Hand / Dip Your Fingers In Some Water / I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With My Lord / Jesus Said / On Top Of The Mountain / The Patience Of Job / Two White Wings / Singing On The Other Side / Valley Of Prayer / Faith
01/1985 LP 7" ACM 18 (US) EARLY SACRED GREATS - James CARSON & Martha CARSON - He Will Rise And Shine / I'll Fly Away / Budded On Earth To Bloom In Heaven / Don't Sell Him Any More Drink / When God Dips His Pen Of Love In My Heart / Living In The Promised Land / I'll Shout And Shine / City On The Hill / Heaven's Jubilee / Crossing Over Jordan / Filled With Glory / Looking For A City / King Jesus Spoke To Me / When He Heard My Plea / He Will Set Your Fields On Fire / Man Of Galilee / Sweetest Gift / I Ain't Got Time / There's An Open Door Waiting For Me / Salvation Has Been Brought Down
01/1990 CD FEDERAL FED 6557 (US) BEST OF THE BEST - GOSPEL HITS - Martha CARSON - Satisfied / Old Blind Barnabus / God's Unchanging Hands / I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With My Lord / Jesus Said / On Top Of The Mountain / Patience Of Job / Two White Wings / Valley Of Prayer / Faith
08/1996 CD BEAR FAMILY BFX-15215 (DE) EXPLODES - Martha CARSON - Music Drives Me Crazy (take 8) / Dixieland Roll (take 11) / Let The Light Shine On Me (take 6) / O.K. Amen / Now Stop / Get On Board Little Children / Saints And Chariot / Let's Talk About That Old Time Religion / Just Whistle Or Call / Rock-A My Soul / This Ole House / I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With The Lord / All These Things / Satisfied / Be Not Discouraged / Get That Golden Key
2000 CD ? (?) THE GOSPEL TRUTH - Martha CARSON - It Takes A Lot Of Lovin’ / Great Big Mountain / Good Good Feeling / Somebody Told Me / Just Around The Bend / I’ve Got A Friend / Everybody Needs Somebody / That’s Life / In My Father’s House / Bells In The Chapel / Walking In The Garden / Real Life
2007 CD BACM CD D 161 (UK) I’M GONNA LET IT SHINE - Martha CARSON & James ROBERTS - I'm Gonna Sing Sing Sing / Shining City / I Bowed Down / He'll Part The Water / I Wanna Rest / Old Blind Barnabuss / Gotta A Little Light / Salvation Has Been Brought Down / He Will Set Your Fields On Fire / When He Heard My Plea / Budded On Earth To Bloom In Heaven / I'm Gonna Let It Shine / Sweetest Gift A Mother's Smile / Man Of Galilee / I Ain't Got Time / There's An Open Door Waiting For Me / We Will Rise And Shine / I'll Fly Away / Don't Sell Him Anymore Drink / When God Dips His Love In My Heart / Living In The Promised Land / Heaven's Jubilee / City On The Hill / Crossing Over Jordan
2007 CD BACM CD D 204 (UK) I’LL SHOUT AND SHINE - James CARSON & Martha CARSON - All These Things / Bye And Bye / Christmas Time Is Here / Peace On Earth At Christmas Time / He Was There / Get That Golden Key / Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord / Hide Me Rock Of Ages / I've Got A Better Place To Go / Fear Not / It's All Right / There's A Higher Power / Singing On The Other Side /  Dixieland Roll / Music Drives Me Crazy / Just Whistle Or Call / Now Stop / Beyond The Shadows / I'm Gonna Walk And Talk With The Lord / Satisfied / King Jesus Spoke To Me / Looking For A City / I'll Shout And Shine / Filled With Glory Divine / Silver In My Mother's Hair (James & Martha)

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