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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. 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 18th, 1904 (Nova Scotia), Died Scottsdale

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, composer, lyricist, yodeling, 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, Wilf

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 203 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, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-86385 10-in. 2/21/1935 Cowboy lullaby Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-86386 10-in. 2/21/1935 Yodeling hillbilly Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
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 composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, lyricist, yodeling  
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 instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer, vocalist, yodeling  
Victor BS-88733 10-in. 2/19/1935 Hillbilly valley Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
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 vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 speaker, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, vocalist  
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, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
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 203 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed September 18, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

Carter, Wilf. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 18, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 18 September 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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