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, autoharp, speaker, yodeling, mandolin

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Recordings (Results 151-175 of 263 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-87031 10-in. 12/11/1934 A lad from old Virginia Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp songwriter, vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87032 10-in. 12/11/1934 Lonesome day Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87033 10-in. 12/11/1934 The evening bells are ringing Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87034 10-in. 12/11/1934 The little dobe shack Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87035 10-in. 12/11/1934 The mountains of Tennessee Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87036 10-in. 12/11/1934 Texas girl Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87037 10-in. 12/11/1934 I'll be home some day Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87038 10-in. 12/11/1934 Faded coat of blue Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-87039 10-in. 12/11/1934 Sailor boy Carter Family Female vocal duet, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-066780 10-in. 10/14/1941 Why do you cry, little darling? Carter Family Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-066781 10-in. 10/14/1941 You tied a love knot in my heart Carter Family Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-066782 10-in. 10/14/1941 Lonesome homesick blues Carter Family Female vocal duet, with autoharp and guitar vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-066783 10-in. 10/14/1941 Wabash Cannonball Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-067991 10-in. 10/14/1941 Dark and stormy weather Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with autoharp and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BS-067992 10-in. 10/14/1941 In the valley of the Shenandoah Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with autoharp and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BS-067993 10-in. 10/14/1941 The girl on the greenbrier shore Carter Family Female vocal duet, with autoharp and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BS-067994 10-in. 10/14/1941 Something got a hold of me Carter Family Male vocal solo, with autoharp and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-067995 10-in. 10/14/1941 Fifty miles of elbow room Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with autoharp and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BS-067996 10-in. 10/14/1941 Keep on the firing line Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with autoharp and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BS-067997 10-in. 10/14/1941 The wave on the sea Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BS-067998 10-in. 10/14/1941 The rambling boy Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with two guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BS-067999 10-in. 10/14/1941 You're gonna be sorry you let me down Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with two guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal, composer  
Victor E0VB-5516 10-in. 8/23/1950 I've got my share of trouble Carter Sisters Female vocal solo, with female vocal trio and string band vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor E0VB-5517 10-in. 8/23/1950 Columbus G-A Carter Sisters Female vocal solo, with female vocal trio and string band vocalist, harmony vocal  
Victor E0VB-5518 10-in. 8/23/1950 Willow, will you weep for me Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal ensemblet and string band vocalist, harmony vocal  
(Results 151-175 of 263 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Maybelle," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106603.

Carter, Maybelle. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106603.

"Carter, Maybelle." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

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