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 December 8th, 1946 (Hollywood)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, vocalist, piano
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 103 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||vocalist, contralto, Musical group, composer|
|Victor||B-8384||10-in.||11/17/1909||Happy li'l Sal||Elizabeth Wheeler||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, soprano vocal, lyricist, composer|
|Victor||B-9151||10-in.||6/30/1910||I love you truly||Sybil Sammis-MacDermid||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, soprano vocal, lyricist, composer|
|Victor||B-10520||10-in.||6/8/1911||Just a-wearyin' for you||Evan Williams||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist, composer|
|Victor||B-12069||10-in.||6/4/1912||I love you truly||Elsie Baker||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, contralto, composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-13445||10-in.||6/17/1913||A perfect day||Elsie Baker||Female vocal solo, with orchestra and cello obbligato||vocalist, contralto, conductor, instrumentalist, cello, composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-14219||10-in.||12/18/1913||Po' lil' lamb||Gertrude Penfield Seiberling||Female vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, contralto, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist, composer|
|Victor||B-15320||10-in.||11/2/1914||A perfect day||Rosario Bourdon||Cello solo, with orchestra||instrumentalist, cello, conductor, composer|
|Victor||B-15370||10-in.||11/10/1914||A perfect day||Emilio de Gogorza||Baritone vocal solo, with cello and orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, cello, conductor, composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-15519||10-in.||12/17/1914||Doan' yo' lis'n||Marguerite Dunlap||Female vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, contralto, composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist|
|Victor||B-15520||10-in.||12/17/1914||The sandman||Marguerite Dunlap||Female vocal solo, with piano||vocalist, contralto, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, piano|
|Victor||B-16185||10-in.||7/9/1915||A perfect day||McKee Trio||Instrumental trio||Musical group, instrumentalist, violin, piano, cello, composer|
|Victor||B-16484||10-in.||9/14/1915||I love you truly||Imperial Quartet||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||lyricist, Vocal group, composer|
|Victor||C-16660||12-in.||10/15/1915||Perfect day waltz||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||Musical group, conductor, composer|
|Victor||C-17383||12-in.||3/27/1916||Do you remember?||Evan Williams||Tenor vocal solo, with cello and orchestra||vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, cello, conductor, composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-17383||10-in.||3/27/1916||Do you remember?||Evan Williams||Tenor vocal solo, with cello obbligato and orchestra||vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, cello, conductor, lyricist|
|Victor||B-19153||10-in.||2/2/1917||A perfect day||Elizabeth Spencer||Female vocal solo, with cello and orchestra||vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, cello, conductor, composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-21996||10-in.||6/19/1918||His buttons are marked U.S.||Olive Kline||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, soprano vocal, lyricist, conductor, composer|
|Victor||B-26555||10-in.||6/29/1922||A hundred years from now||Elsie Baker||Contralto vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||vocalist, contralto, instrumentalist, violin, conductor, author, composer|
|Victor||B-31188||10-in.||11/16/1924||I love you truly||Alfred Wallenstein||Cello solo, with piano||instrumentalist, cello, piano, arranger, composer|
|Victor||BVE-48837||10-in.||1/29/1929||I've done my work||Pace Jubilee Singers ; Hattie Parker||Mixed vocal chorus and soloist, with piano||Vocal group, choral director, vocalist, soprano vocal, lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-57530||10-in.||11/7/1929||I love you truly||Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Novelty Orchestra||Orchestra||Musical group, director, composer|
|Victor||LBS-75606||10-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||3/16/1933||The lost chord||Charles O’Connell||Pipe organ solo||composer, instrumentalist, pipe organ|
|Victor||CS-011478||12-in.||8/13/1937||The end of a perfect day||Lew White||Organ solo, with violin, harp, and vocal ensemble||lyricist, instrumentalist, pipe organ, composer|
|Victor||BS-047634||10-in.||2/8/1940||Just a-wearyin' for you||Morris Brown Quartet||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||composer, lyricist, session supervisor, Vocal group|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jacobs-Bond, Carrie," accessed June 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104837.
Jacobs-Bond, Carrie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104837.
"Jacobs-Bond, Carrie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 June 2021.
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