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Martha Carson, 1921-2005

Alan Clayson, Guardian, The, 14 February 2005

BORN IRENE Amburgey, the second of three sisters, Martha Carson was a guitarist in a troupe, led by her father, that entertained at functions close to the family home in Neon, Kentucky. In 1936, she and her siblings formed the Sunshine Sisters, adopting the stage names Mattie, Martha and Minnie. While still amateurs, they worked in Kentucky and neighbouring states before gaining a regular spot on a radio station in Lexington.

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