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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 226-250 of 256 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 39249 10-in. 1/15/1935 Hittin' the trail Montana Slim vocalist, yodeling  
Decca 88022 5/25/1955 Dynamite trail Montana Slim vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 88023 5/25/1955 Strawberry roan Montana Slim vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca BR 9045 11/22/1954 One golden curl Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9046 11/22/1954 My mountain high yodel song Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9047 11/22/1954 I'm gonna tear down the mailbox Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9048 11/22/1954 Maple leaf waltz Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9049 11/23/1954 There's a tree on every road Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9050 11/23/1954 I bought a rock for a Rocky Mountain gal Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9051 11/23/1954 Shoo shoo shoo sh' la la-1 Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9052 11/23/1954 The sunshine bird Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9053 11/23/1954 Kissin' on the sly Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9054 11/23/1954 The Alpine milkman Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9363 4/27/1956 I'm ragged but I'm right-1 Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9364 4/27/1956 There's a padlock on your heart Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9365 4/27/1956 The yodelin' song Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9366 4/27/1956 On a little two acre farm-1 Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9371 4/28/1956 Strawberry roan Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9372 4/28/1956 Silver bell yodel Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9373 4/28/1956 My little lady Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9374 4/28/1956 Away out on the mountain Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9999 11/18/1957 The blind's prayer Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10000 11/18/1957 X's from down in Texas Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10001 11/18/1957 Let a little sunshine in your heart Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10002 11/18/1957 There's a bluebird on your windowsill Montana Slim vocalist  
(Results 226-250 of 256 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed April 12, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

Carter, Wilf. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 12, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 12 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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