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 201-225 of 263 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Vocalion 17478 10-in. 5/5/1935 Sinking in the lonesome sea Carter Family Female vocal solo, with two guitars vocalist, harmony vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
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  
Decca 61137 10-in. 6/8/1936 Jealous hearted me Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61138 10-in. 6/8/1936 My native home Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61139 10-in. 6/8/1936 Sweet heaven in my view Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61140 10-in. 6/9/1936 No depression Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61141 10-in. 6/9/1936 Bonnie blue eyes Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61142 10-in. 6/9/1936 My honey Lou Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61143 10-in. 6/9/1936 In the shadow of the pines Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61144 10-in. 6/9/1936 Answer to weeping willow Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61145 10-in. 6/9/1936 You've been a friend to me Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61146 10-in. 9/6/1936 Where the silvery Colorado wends its way Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 61147 10-in. 9/6/1936 Lay my head beneath the rose Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Decca 62280 10-in. 6/17/1937 The broken down tramp Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62281 10-in. 6/17/1937 Lover's lane Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62282 10-in. 6/17/1937 Hold fast to the right Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 62283 10-in. 6/17/1937 Lord I'm in your care Carter Family instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 201-225 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106603

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