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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 251-256 of 256 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 10434 10/28/1958 My French Canadian girl Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10435 10/28/1958 Sick, sober and sorry Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10505 11/23/1958 A sinner's prayer Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10506 11/23/1958 My prairie rose Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10507 11/23/1958 Yodelin' my babies to sleep Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10508 11/23/1958 Born to lose Montana Slim vocalist  
(Results 251-256 of 256 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed April 23, 2024,

Carter, Wilf. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2024, from

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 April 2024.

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