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Wilf Carter

Wilfred Arthur Charles Carter (December 18, 1904 – December 5, 1996), professionally known as Wilf Carter in his native Canada and also as Montana Slim in the United States, was a Canadian Country and Western singer, songwriter, guitarist, and yodeller. He wrote over 500 songs.

In 1971, Wilf Carter was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Widely acknowledged as the father of Canadian country music, Carter was Canada's first country music star, inspiring a generation of young Canadian performers.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 18, 1904 (Nova Scotia), Died December 5, 1996 (Scottsdale)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, composer, yodeling, lyricist, leader, songwriter, arranger, speaker

Notes: Frequent subcredit: The Yodeling Cowboy. His first name sometimes appears as "Wilf." (with a period). Also known in the United States as Montana Slim.

See Also: Montana Slim; Carter, Wil

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 256 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-86384 10-in. 2/21/1935 Sundown blues Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-86385 10-in. 2/21/1935 Cowboy lullaby Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-86386 10-in. 2/21/1935 Yodeling hillbilly Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-86387 10-in. 2/21/1935 The two-gun cowboy Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-88731 10-in. 2/19/1935 Lonesome for baby tonight Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-88732 10-in. 2/19/1935 I'm gonna ride to heaven on a streamline train Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-88733 10-in. 2/19/1935 Hillbilly valley Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-101423 10-in. 4/23/1936 The rescue from Moose River Gold Mine Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-101424 10-in. 4/23/1936 Keep smiling, old pal Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-102068 10-in. 6/17/1936 Don't let me down, old pal Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102069 10-in. 6/17/1936 Won't you be the same old pal Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102070 10-in. 6/17/1936 The last ride down Lariat Trail Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102071 10-in. 6/17/1936 Rose of my heart Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102072 10-in. 6/17/1936 Memories of my grey haired mother in the west Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102073 10-in. 6/17/1936 Broken down cowboy Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102074 10-in. 6/17/1936 That tumbledown shack by the trail Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102075 10-in. 6/17/1936 Covered wagon headin' west Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102076 10-in. 6/17/1936 Midnight, the unconquered outlaw Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102077 10-in. 6/17/1936 The fate of Old Strawberry roan Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and talk, with guitar lyricist, speaker, vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102078 10-in. 6/17/1936 The cowboy wedding in May Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102079 10-in. 6/17/1936 Sweetheart of my childhood days Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102080 10-in. 6/17/1936 Ridin' a maverick Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102250 10-in. 6/20/1936 There'll be no blues up yonder Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102251 10-in. 6/20/1936 Good-bye little pal of my dreams Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102252 10-in. 6/20/1936 I loved her till she done me wrong Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, yodeling  
(Results 1-25 of 256 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed May 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

Carter, Wilf. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641

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