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 126-150 of 226 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-83130 10-in. 5/8/1934 I'll be all smiles tonight Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-83131 10-in. 5/8/1934 Away out on the old Saint Sabbeth Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-83132 10-in. 5/8/1934 The Cuban soldier Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-83133 10-in. 5/8/1934 Darling Little Joe Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-83134 10-in. 5/8/1934 Happy or lonesome Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-83135 10-in. 5/8/1934 One little word Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-83136 10-in. 5/8/1934 Darling daisies Carter Family Female vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-83137 10-in. 5/8/1934 The East Virginia blues Carter Family Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-83138 10-in. 5/8/1934 What does the deep sea say Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-83139 10-in. 5/8/1934 Lovers return Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-83140 10-in. 5/8/1934 It'll aggravate your soul Carter Family Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-83141 10-in. 5/8/1934 Hello, Central! Give me heaven Carter Family Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-83142 10-in. 5/8/1934 I'm working on a building Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-83143 10-in. 5/8/1934 You've been fooling me, baby Carter Family Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-87020 10-in. 12/11/1934 Longing for old Virginia Carter Family Female vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-87021 10-in. 12/11/1934 March winds goin' to blow my blues all away Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-87022 10-in. 12/11/1934 There'll be joy, joy, joy Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-87023 10-in. 12/11/1934 Home in Tennessee Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-87024 10-in. 12/11/1934 Are you tired of me, my darling? Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-87025 10-in. 12/11/1934 I cannot be your sweetheart Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-87026 10-in. 12/11/1934 My heart's tonight in Texas Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-87027 10-in. 12/11/1934 Be careful boys, don't go too far Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, alto vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87028 10-in. 12/11/1934 My Virginia rose Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-87029 10-in. 12/11/1934 There's no hiding place down here Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
Victor BS-87030 10-in. 12/11/1934 Cowboy's wild song to his herd Carter Family Female vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, alto vocal  
(Results 126-150 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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