Maybelle Carter

"Mother" Maybelle Carter (born Maybelle Addington; May 10, 1909 – October 23, 1978) was an American country musician and originator of the ”Carter scratch.” She is best known as a member of the Original Carter Family act in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s and also as a member of the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 10th, 1909 (Virginia), Died October 23rd, 1978 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1961

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, soprano vocal, harmony vocal, steel guitar, composer, lyricist, songwriter, speaker, yodeling, autoharp, mandolin

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 228 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39750 10-in. 8/1/1927 Bury me under the weeping willow Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-39751 10-in. 8/1/1927 Little log cabin by the sea Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-39752 10-in. 8/1/1927 The poor orphan child Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-39753 10-in. 8/1/1927 The storms are on the ocean Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-39754 10-in. 8/2/1927 Single girl, married girl Carter Family Female vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-39755 10-in. 8/2/1927 The wandering boy Carter Family Female vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-45020 10-in. 5/9/1928 Meet me by moonlight, alone Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with autoharp and steel guitar instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor BVE-45021 10-in. 5/9/1928 Little darling, pal of mine Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with autoharp and steel guitar instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor BVE-45022 10-in. 5/9/1928 Keep on the sunny side Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45023 10-in. 5/9/1928 Anchored in love Carter Family Female-male vocal duet, with autoharp and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45024 10-in. 5/10/1928 John Hardy was a desperate little man Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45025 10-in. 5/10/1928 I ain't goin' to work tomorrow Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45026 10-in. 5/10/1928 Will you miss me when I'm gone Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45027 10-in. 5/10/1928 River of Jordan Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45028 10-in. 5/10/1928 Chewing gum Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45029 10-in. 5/10/1928 Wildwood flower Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45030 10-in. 5/10/1928 I have no one to love me (but the sailor on the deep blue sea) Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45031 10-in. 5/10/1928 Forsaken love Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-49856 10-in. 2/14/1929 Sweet fern Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor BVE-49857 10-in. 2/14/1929 My Clinch Mountain home Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor BVE-49858 10-in. 2/14/1929 God gave Noah the rainbow sign Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-49859 10-in. 2/14/1929 I'm thinking to-night of my Blue Eyes Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-49860 10-in. 2/14/1929 Little Moses Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-49861 10-in. 2/14/1929 Lulu Wall Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-49862 10-in. 2/14/1929 The grave on the green hillside Carter Family Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 228 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Maybelle," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106603.

Carter, Maybelle. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106603.

"Carter, Maybelle." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106603

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