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 101-125 of 226 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-76286 10-in. 6/17/1933 Old rugged cross Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-76287 10-in. 6/17/1933 Will the circle be unbroken? Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-76288 10-in. 6/17/1933 Over the garden wall Carter Family Female vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-76289 10-in. 6/17/1933 Gold watch and chain Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-76290 10-in. 6/17/1933 The school-house on the hill Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-76291 10-in. 6/17/1933 Will my mother know me there? Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-76292 10-in. 6/17/1933 Faded flowers Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-76293 10-in. 6/17/1933 Poor little orphaned boy Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-76701 10-in. 6/17/1933 Give me roses while I live Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-76702 10-in. 6/17/1933 I never will marry Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-76703 10-in. 6/17/1933 On the sea of Galilee Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-76704 10-in. 6/17/1933 Home by the sea Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-76705 10-in. 6/17/1933 When the roses come again Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-76706 10-in. 6/17/1933 I loved you better than you knew Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-76707 10-in. 6/17/1933 This is like heaven to me Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-76708 10-in. 6/17/1933 See that my grave is kept green Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-76709 10-in. 6/17/1933 The old rugged cross Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-76710 10-in. 6/17/1933 Will the circle be unbroken Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-76711 10-in. 6/17/1933 Over the garden wall Carter Family Female vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-76712 10-in. 6/17/1933 Gold watch and chain Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-76713 10-in. 6/17/1933 The school house on the hill Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-76714 10-in. 6/17/1933 Will my mother know me there? Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-76715 10-in. 6/17/1933 Faded flowers Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-76716 10-in. 6/17/1933 Poor little orphaned boy Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, autoharp  
Victor BS-83129 10-in. 5/8/1934 Cowboy Jack Carter Family Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
(Results 101-125 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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