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 26-50 of 226 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-49864 10-in. 2/15/1929 Don't forget this song Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-49865 10-in. 2/15/1929 The foggy mountain top Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling  
Victor BVE-49866 10-in. 2/15/1929 Bring back my blue-eyed boy to me Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-49867 10-in. 2/15/1929 Diamonds in the rough Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-49868 10-in. 2/15/1929 Engine one-forty-three Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-56566 10-in. 11/22/1929 The homestead on the farm Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-56567 10-in. 11/22/1929 The cyclone of Ryecove Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-56568 10-in. 11/22/1929 Motherless children Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-56581 10-in. 11/24/1929 When the roses bloom in Dixieland Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-56582 10-in. 11/24/1929 No telephone in heaven Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-56583 10-in. 11/24/1929 Western hobo Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with yodeling, guitar, and steel guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-56584 10-in. 11/24/1929 Carter's blues Carter Family Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars (self-accompaniment) vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-56585 10-in. 11/24/1929 Wabash Cannonball Carter Family Female vocal solo, with guitar and autoharp (self-accompaniment) instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-56586 10-in. 11/25/1929 A distant land to roam Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars (self-accompaniment) instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-56587 10-in. 11/25/1929 Jimmie Brown, the newsboy Carter Family Female vocal solo, with guitar and autoharp (self-accompaniment) instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-56588 10-in. 11/25/1929 Kitty waltz Carter Family Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BVE-56589 10-in. 11/25/1929 Fond affection Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with yodeling, guitar and steel guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-59017 10-in. 10/12/1932 Sweet as the flowers in May time Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-59018 10-in. 10/12/1932 Will the roses bloom in heaven Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-59019 10-in. 10/12/1932 On a hill lone and gray Carter Family Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars (takes 1 and 2); mixed vocal trio, with autoharp and guitar (take 3) instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal, guitar  
Victor BS-59020 10-in. 10/12/1932 My little home in Tennessee Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-59021 10-in. 10/12/1932 The sun of the soul Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-59022 10-in. 10/12/1932 If one won't, another one will Carter Family Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-59023 10-in. 10/12/1932 The broken-hearted lover Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-59024 10-in. 10/13/1932 Two sweethearts Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
(Results 26-50 of 226 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Sara," accessed January 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106602.

Carter, Sara. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106602.

"Carter, Sara." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106602

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