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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

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Recordings (Results 51-52 of 52 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-52 of 52 records)


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