We hear quite a bit about June Carter in pop culture, but beyond her involvement with the Carter Family we don't hear much about her younger sister, vocalist and bass player Anita Carter. When I started to dive into country 45 collecting, I kept happening upon Anita Carter records (much MUCH more often than I found June Carter records) and with each new discovery, I began to realize ANITA was truly a force.
I've heard people refer to Jeannie C. Riley as the "Nancy Sinatra of country music" but musically and thematically, I think Anita Carter more accurately fits that description. In fact, I made a Nancy Sinatra-themed mix last summer and Anita's records blended right in.
Today's Record of the Day is a perfect example. "It's My Life" has a sassy, independent message and a rockin' rhythm. Just remove the dancing twang on that guitar and you've got a Nancy Sinatra record.
"No one knows my needs like me...
It's my life and I'll live it
So leave me alone
Don't you think it's time I was on my own?
Give it a listen and see what you think.
DJ Action Slacks
I'm excited to highlight some of my favorite records in a variety of genres (soul, R&B, classic country, rockabilly, oldies, garage rock, etc). These won't all necessarily be "dance" records per se. They will all be records that I believe deserve a special listen. I simply love good music, rare or not. Hopefully you will spend some time here and love music right along with me! Lets give this a shot!