what it is: happiness
where i found it: jsp records
The Carter Family kick I've been on recently has been enabled in a a major way by JSP records of London, who sells big box sets of public domain music for 25 bucks. If you've never seen these cheap little boxes around you can take a look at their website, one of the worst pieces of garbage I've ever seen, but all the goods are there.
Boxes of Jimmy Rodgers, Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Duke Ellington, early Cajun collections, early Greek collections, Charlie Patton, Lighnin' Hopkins, Bill Monroe, Uncle Dave Macon, Lonnie Johnson, Ernest Tubb, something called Mountain Frolic, Django Reinhardt and I'm going to pass out now.