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 51-75 of 226 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-59025 10-in. 10/13/1932 The winding stream Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-59026 10-in. 10/13/1932 I wouldn't mind dying Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-59027 10-in. 10/13/1932 The spirit of love watches over me Carter Family Female vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-59028 10-in. 10/13/1932 The church in the wildwood Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-59979 10-in. 5/24/1930 The Cannon-ball Carter Family Male vocal solo, with guitar and auto-harp instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-59980 10-in. 5/24/1930 The lovers' farewell Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and auto-harp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-59981 10-in. 5/24/1930 There's someone awaiting for me Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with yodeling, guitar, and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp, yodeling  
Victor BVE-59982 10-in. 5/24/1930 The little log hut in the lane Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-59983 10-in. 5/24/1930 When the springtime comes again Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with yodeling, steel guitar, and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp, yodeling  
Victor BVE-59984 10-in. 5/24/1930 When the world's on fire Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with steel guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-59985 10-in. 5/24/1930 I have an aged mother Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with steel guitar and auto-harp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-59986 10-in. 5/24/1930 The dying soldier Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with steel guitar and auto-harp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-59987 10-in. 5/24/1930 Worried man blues Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-64705 10-in. 11/24/1930 Lonesome valley Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-64706 10-in. 11/24/1930 On the rock where Moses stood Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-64707 10-in. 11/24/1930 Room in heaven for me Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-64714 10-in. 11/25/1930 Lonesome Pine special Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars, and yodeling vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter, yodeling  
Victor BVE-64715 10-in. 11/25/1930 No more the moon shines on Lorena Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-64716 10-in. 11/25/1930 On my way to Canaan's land Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-64717 10-in. 11/25/1930 Where shall I be? Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with steel guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-64718 10-in. 11/25/1930 Sow 'em on the mountain Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with steel guitar, and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BVE-64719 10-in. 11/25/1930 Darling Nellie across the sea Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp, songwriter  
Victor BVE-64720 10-in. 11/25/1930 The birds were singing of you Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-69345 10-in. 5/25/1931 Weary prodigal son Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-69346 10-in. 5/25/1931 My old cottage home Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 51-75 of 226 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Sara," accessed January 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106602.

Carter, Sara. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106602.

"Carter, Sara." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 January 2021.

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

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