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 207 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||composer, lyricist|
|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||composer, lyricist|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jacobs-Bond, Carrie," accessed January 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104837.
Jacobs-Bond, Carrie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104837.
"Jacobs-Bond, Carrie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 January 2021.
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