Sara Carter

Sara Elizabeth Carter (née Dougherty; later Sara Carter Bayes; July 21, 1898 – January 8, 1979) was an American country music musician, singer, and songwriter. Remembered mostly for her deep, distinctive, mature singing voice, she was the lead singer on most of the recordings of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s. In her earliest recordings her voice was pitched very high.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 21st, 1898 (Copper Creek, Virginia), Died January 8th, 1979 (Lodi)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto vocal, autoharp, guitar, lead vocal, yodeling, songwriter, speaker, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 226 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39750 10-in. 8/1/1927 Bury me under the weeping willow Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-39751 10-in. 8/1/1927 Little log cabin by the sea Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-39752 10-in. 8/1/1927 The poor orphan child Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-39753 10-in. 8/1/1927 The storms are on the ocean Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-39754 10-in. 8/2/1927 Single girl, married girl Carter Family Female vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-39755 10-in. 8/2/1927 The wandering boy Carter Family Female vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-45020 10-in. 5/9/1928 Meet me by moonlight, alone Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with autoharp and steel guitar instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-45021 10-in. 5/9/1928 Little darling, pal of mine Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with autoharp and steel guitar instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-45022 10-in. 5/9/1928 Keep on the sunny side Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-45023 10-in. 5/9/1928 Anchored in love Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with autoharp and guitar instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-45024 10-in. 5/10/1928 John Hardy was a desperate little man Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-45025 10-in. 5/10/1928 I ain't goin' to work tomorrow Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-45026 10-in. 5/10/1928 Will you miss me when I'm gone Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-45027 10-in. 5/10/1928 River of Jordan Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-45028 10-in. 5/10/1928 Chewing gum Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-45029 10-in. 5/10/1928 Wildwood flower Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-45030 10-in. 5/10/1928 I have no one to love me (but the sailor on the deep blue sea) Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-45031 10-in. 5/10/1928 Forsaken love Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-49856 10-in. 2/14/1929 Sweet fern Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling  
Victor BVE-49857 10-in. 2/14/1929 My Clinch Mountain home Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-49858 10-in. 2/14/1929 God gave Noah the rainbow sign Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-49859 10-in. 2/14/1929 I'm thinking to-night of my Blue Eyes Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-49860 10-in. 2/14/1929 Little Moses Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-49861 10-in. 2/14/1929 Lulu Wall Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-49862 10-in. 2/14/1929 The grave on the green hillside Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 226 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Sara," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106602.

Carter, Sara. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106602.

"Carter, Sara." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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