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 126-150 of 261 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 vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-83131 10-in. 5/8/1934 Away out on the old Saint Sabbeth Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-83132 10-in. 5/8/1934 The Cuban soldier Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-83133 10-in. 5/8/1934 Darling Little Joe Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-83134 10-in. 5/8/1934 Happy or lonesome Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-83135 10-in. 5/8/1934 One little word Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-83136 10-in. 5/8/1934 Darling daisies Carter Family Female vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-83137 10-in. 5/8/1934 The East Virginia blues Carter Family Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, soprano 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 vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-83139 10-in. 5/8/1934 Lovers return Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-83142 10-in. 5/8/1934 I'm working on a building Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-83143 10-in. 5/8/1934 You've been fooling me, baby Carter Family Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87020 10-in. 12/11/1934 Longing for old Virginia Carter Family Female vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87022 10-in. 12/11/1934 There'll be joy, joy, joy Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87023 10-in. 12/11/1934 Home in Tennessee Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87024 10-in. 12/11/1934 Are you tired of me, my darling? Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87025 10-in. 12/11/1934 I cannot be your sweetheart Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87026 10-in. 12/11/1934 My heart's tonight in Texas Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
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, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87028 10-in. 12/11/1934 My Virginia rose Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87029 10-in. 12/11/1934 There's no hiding place down here Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87030 10-in. 12/11/1934 Cowboy's wild song to his herd Carter Family Female vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 126-150 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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