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 201-225 of 226 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 62298 10-in. 6/18/1937 Farewell Nellie Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 62299 10-in. 6/18/1937 The only girl (I ever cared for) Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 62300 10-in. 6/18/1937 Goodbye to the plains Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 62301 10-in. 6/18/1937 My home's across the Blue Ridge mountains Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 62302 10-in. 6/18/1937 Dark haired true lover Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 62303 10-in. 6/18/1937 He never came back Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64086 10-in. 6/8/1938 Happy in prison Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64087 10-in. 6/8/1938 Walking in the King's highway Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64088 10-in. 6/8/1938 St. Regis girl Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64089 10-in. 6/8/1938 Just a few more days Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64090 10-in. 6/8/1938 Bring back my boy Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64091 10-in. 6/8/1938 It is better farther on Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64092 10-in. 6/8/1938 Charlie and Nellie Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64093 10-in. 6/8/1938 Cuban soldier Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64094 10-in. 6/8/1938 The heart that was broken for me Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64095 10-in. 6/8/1938 You're nothing more to me Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64096 10-in. 6/8/1938 Stern old bachelor Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64097 10-in. 6/8/1938 Little Joe Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64098 10-in. 6/8/1938 Reckless motorman Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64099 10-in. 6/8/1938 You denied your love Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64100 10-in. 6/8/1938 Oh take me back Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64101 10-in. 6/8/1938 You are my flower Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64102 10-in. 6/8/1938 Who's that knockin' on my window Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64103 10-in. 6/8/1938 They call her mother Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
Decca 64104 10-in. 6/8/1938 Coal miner's blues Carter Family instrumentalist, autoharp, guitar, vocalist, alto vocal  
(Results 201-225 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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