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 201-225 of 228 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Decca 64097 10-in. 6/8/1938 Little Joe Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64098 10-in. 6/8/1938 Reckless motorman Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64099 10-in. 6/8/1938 You denied your love Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64100 10-in. 6/8/1938 Oh take me back Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64101 10-in. 6/8/1938 You are my flower Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64102 10-in. 6/8/1938 Who's that knockin' on my window Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64103 10-in. 6/8/1938 They call her mother Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64104 10-in. 6/8/1938 Coal miner's blues Carter Family vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 201-225 of 228 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Maybelle," accessed January 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106603.

Carter, Maybelle. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106603.

"Carter, Maybelle." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 January 2021.

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

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