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 151-175 of 228 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 vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
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-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 vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
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  
Brunswick E25475-E25476 10-in. 12/8/1927 (Bury me beneath the) Weeping willow tree Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland Male vocal duet, with guitar, mandolin, and harmonica songwriter  
Decca 61128 10-in. 6/8/1936 My Dixie darling Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61129 10-in. 6/8/1936 Give me your love and I'll give you mine Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61130 10-in. 6/8/1936 Are you lonesome tonight Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61131 10-in. 6/8/1936 The last move for me Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61132 10-in. 6/8/1936 The way worn traveler Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61133 10-in. 6/8/1936 Just another broken heart Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61134 10-in. 6/8/1936 When the silver threads are gold again Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61135 10-in. 6/8/1936 There's no one like mother to me Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61136 10-in. 6/8/1936 In a little village churchyard Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
(Results 151-175 of 228 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Maybelle," accessed January 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106603.

Carter, Maybelle. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106603.

"Carter, Maybelle." 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/106603

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