Maybelle Carter

"Mother" Maybelle Carter (born Maybelle Addington; May 10, 1909 – October 23, 1978) was an American country musician and "among the first" to use the Carter scratch, with which she "helped to turn the guitar into a lead instrument." It was named after her. She was a member of the original Carter Family act from the late 1920s until the early 1940s and a member of the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle group.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1961

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

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 261 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 62290 10-in. 6/17/1937 Funny when you feel that way Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62291 10-in. 6/17/1937 In the shadow of the Clinch Mountain Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62292 10-in. 6/17/1937 Hello stranger Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62293 10-in. 6/17/1937 Never let the devil get the upper hand of you Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62294 10-in. 6/17/1937 When this evening sun goes down Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62295 10-in. 6/17/1937 Jim Blake's message Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62296 10-in. 6/17/1937 Honey in the rock Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62297 10-in. 6/17/1937 Look how this world has made a change Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62298 10-in. 6/18/1937 Farewell Nellie Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62299 10-in. 6/18/1937 The only girl (I ever cared for) Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62300 10-in. 6/18/1937 Goodbye to the plains Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62301 10-in. 6/18/1937 My home's across the Blue Ridge mountains Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62302 10-in. 6/18/1937 Dark haired true lover Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62303 10-in. 6/18/1937 He never came back Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 64086 10-in. 6/8/1938 Happy in prison Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64087 10-in. 6/8/1938 Walking in the King's highway Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64088 10-in. 6/8/1938 St. Regis girl Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64089 10-in. 6/8/1938 Just a few more days Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64090 10-in. 6/8/1938 Bring back my boy Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64091 10-in. 6/8/1938 It is better farther on Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64092 10-in. 6/8/1938 Charlie and Nellie Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64093 10-in. 6/8/1938 Cuban soldier Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64094 10-in. 6/8/1938 The heart that was broken for me Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64095 10-in. 6/8/1938 You're nothing more to me Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64096 10-in. 6/8/1938 Stern old bachelor Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 226-250 of 261 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Maybelle," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106603.

Carter, Maybelle. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106603.

"Carter, Maybelle." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

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

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