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Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Carrie Minetta Jacobs-Bond (August 11, 1862 – December 28, 1946) was an American singer, pianist, and songwriter who composed some 175 pieces of popular music from the 1890s through the early 1940s.

She is perhaps best remembered for writing the parlor song "I Love You Truly", becoming the first woman to sell one million copies of a song. The song first appeared in her 1901 collection Seven Songs as Unpretentious as the Wild Rose, along with "Just Awearyin' for You", which was also widely recorded.

Jacobs-Bond's song with the highest number of sales immediately after release was "A Perfect Day" in 1910. A 2009 August 29 NPR documentary on Jacobs-Bond emphasized "I Love You Truly" together with "Just Awearyin' for You" and "A Perfect Day" as her three great hits. Jacobs-Bond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 11th, 1862 (Janesville), Died Hollywood

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, vocalist, piano

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 204 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-5042 12-in. 1/29/1908 His lullaby Ernestine Schumann-Heink Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8312 10-in. 10/22/1909 His buttons are marked U.S. Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8384 10-in. 11/17/1909 Happy li'l Sal Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8733 10-in. 3/22/1910 Just a-wearyin' for you Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-9151 10-in. 6/30/1910 I love you truly Sybil Sammis-MacDermid Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-10520 10-in. 6/8/1911 Just a-wearyin' for you Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10683 10-in. 7/7/1911 Just a-wearyin' for you Frederick Gunster Male vocal solo composer  
Victor B-11140 10-in. 10/26/1911 Just a-wearyin' for you Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12069 10-in. 6/4/1912 I love you truly Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-12955 10-in. 2/28/1913 A perfect day Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with cello and orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-13416 10-in. 6/11/1913 His lullaby Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13445 10-in. 6/17/1913 A perfect day Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra and cello obbligato lyricist, composer  
Victor B-14219 10-in. 12/18/1913 Po' lil' lamb Gertrude Penfield Seiberling Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-15320 10-in. 11/2/1914 A perfect day Rosario Bourdon Cello solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15370 10-in. 11/10/1914 A perfect day Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with cello and orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-15517 10-in. 12/17/1914 Life's garden Marguerite Dunlap Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor B-15518 10-in. 12/17/1914 Hush-a-bye Marguerite Dunlap Female vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-15519 10-in. 12/17/1914 Doan' yo' lis'n Marguerite Dunlap Female vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Victor B-15520 10-in. 12/17/1914 The sandman Marguerite Dunlap Female vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-16185 10-in. 7/9/1915 A perfect day McKee Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-16471 10-in. 9/13/1915 A perfect day Imperial Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Victor B-16484 10-in. 9/14/1915 I love you truly Imperial Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer, lyricist  
Victor B-16499 10-in. 9/15/1915 Just a-wearyin' for you Imperial Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Victor C-16660 12-in. 10/15/1915 Perfect day waltz Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-16673 10-in. 10/18/1915 Just a-wearyin' for you William Pickels Boy soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 204 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jacobs-Bond, Carrie," accessed August 11, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104837.

Jacobs-Bond, Carrie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 11, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104837.

"Jacobs-Bond, Carrie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 11 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104837

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