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Maybelle Carter

February 1, 1968 OH297 30 min.


Legendary country music performer. Born May 10, 1909. Died October 23, 1978. Guitarist renowned for her playing style and her crafting of the “Carter Lick.” Member of the original Carter Family musical group, and mother of June, Helen, and Anita Carter. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.

Interview Summary

1968 February 1
(30 minutes)
Country music legend Maybelle Carter gives an overview of her career. Discussion includes her early life and early musical history; her early recording experiences; the development of the Carter Family style; their first radio appearance; her career after the breakup of the group; working with her daughters, Helen, Anita, and June; experiences as a traveling performer; the impact of her career on her personal life; and comments on changes in country music.

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