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Anita Carter

Ina Anita Carter (March 31, 1933 – July 29, 1999) was an American singer who played upright bass, guitar, and autoharp. She performed with her sisters, Helen and June, and her mother, Maybelle, initially under the name The Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle. Carter had three top ten hits as well as other charting singles. She was the first to record the songs "Blue Boy" and "Ring of Fire". Carter was also a songwriter, most notably co-writing the Johnny Cash hit "Rosanna's Going Wild."

Carter recorded for a number of labels, both as a solo artist and with her family, including RCA Victor, Cadence, Columbia, Audiograph, United Artists, Liberty and Capitol.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1951

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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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-in. 1/26/1951 Down the trail of achin' hearts Anita Carter ; Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Female-male vocal duet, with string band vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0907 10-in. 1/26/1951 Bluebird island Anita Carter ; Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Female-male 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-in. 1/29/1951 Mother, where is your daughter Jimmy Murphy Male vocal solo, with guitar and bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E1VB-0915 10-in. 1/29/1951 Big mama blues Jimmy Murphy Male vocal solo, with guitar and bass instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor E1VB-0916 10-in. 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-in. 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-in. 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-in. 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-in. 2/2/1951 I want to be blue Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0921 10-in. 1/31/1951 Right way, wrong way Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band vocalist, leader  
Victor E1VB-0927 10-in. 2/2/1951 My life with you Annie Lou and Danny ; Chet Atkins ; Carter Sisters ; Guitar Pickers (Chet Atkins) Female-male vocal duet, with female vocal trio and string band vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0928 10-in. 2/2/1951 I'm crying Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0929 10-in. 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  
Victor D9VB-0846 10-in. 2/2/1949 Why do you weep, dear willow? Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0847 10-in. 2/2/1949 Walk a little closer Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0848 10-in. 2/2/1949 My darling's home at last Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0849 10-in. 2/2/1949 A picture a ring and a curl Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal ensemble, with string band instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-0850 10-in. 2/2/1949 Root, hog, or die Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-0851 10-in. 2/2/1949 The baldheaded end of the broom Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1956 10-in. 10/12/1949 The day of wrath Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1957 10-in. 10/12/1949 Down on my knees Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1958 10-in. 10/12/1949 Little orphan girl Carter Sisters ; Anita Carter ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1959 10-in. 10/12/1949 God sent my little girl Carter Sisters ; Anita Carter ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1960 10-in. 10/12/1949 The wedding of hillbilly Lilli Marlene June Carter Cash ; Homer and Jethro Mixed vocal trio, with string band comic dialogue instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1961 10-in. 10/12/1949 The huckle buck June Carter Cash ; Homer and Jethro Mixed vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1963 10-in. 10/12/1949 She made toothpicks of the timber of my heart Homer and Jethro Male vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1964 10-in. 10/12/1949 Under the hickory nut tree Chet Atkins ; Guitar Pickers (Chet Atkins) Male vocal solo, with female vocal duet and string band instrumentalist, string bass, songwriter, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1965 10-in. 10/12/1949 I was bitten by the same bug twice Chet Atkins ; Guitar Pickers (Chet Atkins) Male vocal solo, with female vocal duet and string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1966 10-in. 10/12/1949 One more chance Chet Atkins ; Guitar Pickers (Chet Atkins) Female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1967 10-in. 10/12/1949 The old buck dance Chet Atkins ; Guitar Pickers (Chet Atkins) Male vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1968 10-in. 10/13/1949 Crocodile tears Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter ; June Carter Cash Female vocal quartet, with string band instrumentalist, string bass, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-1969 10-in. 10/13/1949 Grandma told me so Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter ; June Carter Cash Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1970 10-in. 10/13/1949 The day they laid Mary away Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band and harmony vocals vocalist, instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1971 10-in. 10/13/1949 Blue skies and sunshine Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band and vocal chorus vocalist, instrumentalist, string bass, songwriter  
Victor D9VB-1972 10-in. 10/13/1949 I've got a home up in glory Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band and vocal harmonies vocalist, instrumentalist, string bass, songwriter  
Victor D9VB-1973 10-in. 10/13/1949 Don't wait Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band and vocal harmonies vocalist, instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1974 10-in. 10/13/1949 Put that knife away, Nellie Homer and Jethro Male vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1975 10-in. 10/13/1949 Does the spearmint lose its flavor Homer and Jethro Male vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1976 10-in. 10/13/1949 Boogie man boogie Chet Atkins ; Guitar Pickers (Chet Atkins) Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, string bass  
Victor D9VB-1977 10-in. 10/13/1949 Main street breakdown Chet Atkins ; Guitar Pickers (Chet Atkins) String band instrumentalist, string bass  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Anita," accessed June 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107068.

Carter, Anita. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107068.

"Carter, Anita." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 June 2024.

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

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