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Anita Carter

Ina Anita Carter (March 31, 1933 – July 29, 1999), the youngest daughter of Ezra and Mother Maybelle Carter, was a versatile American singer who experimented with several different types of music and played upright bass with her sisters Helen Carter and June Carter Cash and mother Maybelle Carter as Mother Maybelle and The Carter Sisters. The trio joined the Grand Ole Opry radio show in 1950 (Anita was 17 years old at the time), opened shows for Elvis Presley, and joined The Johnny Cash Show in 1961. As a solo artist, and with her family, Carter recorded for a number of labels including RCA Victor, Cadence, Columbia, Audiograph, United Artists, Liberty and Capitol. Chet Atkins praised her talent on the upright bass and used her on many of his record productions. She played 12-string guitar and autoharp with the family after giving up the bass in later years.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 31, 1933 (Maces Spring), Died July 29, 1999 (Goodlettsville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, vocalist, leader, songwriter

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 52 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-5512 10-in. 8/23/1950 Somebody's crying Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Victor E0VB-5513 10-in. 8/23/1950 Johnny's got a sweetheart Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
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  
Victor E0VB-5517 10-in. 8/23/1950 Columbus G-A Carter Sisters Female vocal solo, with female vocal trio and string band vocalist  
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  
Victor E0VB-5519 10-in. 8/23/1950 Gotta find me somebody to love Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with female vocal duet and string band vocalist  
Victor E0VB-5826 10-in. 10/22/1950 Someone else, not me Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Victor E0VB-5827 10-in. 10/22/1950 Freight train blues Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Victor E0VB-5828 10-in. 10/22/1950 Just you and I Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0906 10" 1/26/1951 Down the trail of achin' hearts Anita Carter ; Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male-female vocal duet, with string band vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0907 10" 1/26/1951 Bluebird island Anita Carter ; Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male-female vocal duet, with string band vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0913 10-in. 1/29/1951 Electricity Jimmy Murphy Male vocal solo, with guitar and bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E1VB-0914 10" 1/29/1951 Mother, where is your daughter Jimmy Murphy Male vocal solo, with guitar and bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E1VB-0915 10" 1/29/1951 Big mama blues Jimmy Murphy Male vocal solo, with guitar and bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E1VB-0916 10" 1/29/1951 We live a long, long time Jimmy Murphy Male vocal solo, with guitar and bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E1VB-0917 10" 1/30/1951 Mommie's real pecooliar Bashful Rascals (June Carter) ; June Carter Cash Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass, leader  
Victor E1VB-0918 10" 1/30/1951 A bucket of love Bashful Rascals (June Carter) ; June Carter Cash Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass, leader  
Victor E1VB-0919 10" 1/30/1951 Knock-kneed Suzy Bashful Rascals (June Carter) ; June Carter Cash Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass, leader  
Victor E1VB-0920 10" 2/2/1951 I want to be blue Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0921 10" 1/31/1951 Right way, wrong way Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band vocalist, leader  
Victor E1VB-0927 10" 2/2/1951 My life with you Annie Lou and Danny ; Chet Atkins ; Carter Sisters ; Guitar Pickers (Chet Atkins) Male female vocal duet, with female vocal trio and string band vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0928 10" 2/2/1951 I'm crying Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0929 10" 2/2/1951 A trinket of shiny gold Chet Atkins ; Carter Sisters ; Guitar Pickers (Chet Atkins) Female vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0844 10-in. 2/2/1949 (This is) someone's last day Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0845 10-in. 2/2/1949 The kneeling drunkard's plea Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist, songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 52 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Anita," accessed May 21, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107068.

Carter, Anita. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 21, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107068.

"Carter, Anita." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 21 May 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107068

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