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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 26-50 of 207 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-102253 10-in. 6/20/1936 Under the light of the Texas moon Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102254 10-in. 6/20/1936 I'm still waiting for you Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102255 10-in. 6/20/1936 Longing for my Mississippi home Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102256 10-in. 6/20/1936 Old Alberta plains Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102257 10-in. 6/20/1936 The cowboy's heavenly dream Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102258 10-in. 6/20/1936 My old Montana home Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102259 10-in. 6/20/1936 Roamin' my whole life away Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102260 10-in. 6/20/1936 The hobo's yodel Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102261 10-in. 6/20/1936 Yodeling cow-girl Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, yodeling  
Victor BS-102262 10-in. 6/20/1936 The fate of the Sunset Trail Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102263 10-in. 6/20/1936 Prairie sunset Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-102264 10-in. 6/20/1936 I just can't forget you, old pal Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102274 10-in. 6/24/1936 Round-up time in heaven Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102275 10-in. 6/24/1936 Put my little shoes away Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-102276 10-in. 6/24/1936 When the bright prairie moon is rollin' by Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102277 10-in. 6/24/1936 Roll on dreaming Texas moon Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling, lyricist  
Victor BS-102278 10-in. 6/24/1936 The old barn dance Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102279 10-in. 6/24/1936 Dreamy prairie moon Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102280 10-in. 6/24/1936 Round-up time in sunny old Alberta Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102281 10-in. 6/24/1936 Roll along moonlight yodel Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-102282 10-in. 6/24/1936 My faithful pinto pal Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling, lyricist  
Victor BS-102283 10-in. 6/24/1936 The preacher and the cowboy Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-06186 10-in. 3/11/1937 When the sun says goodnight to the prairie Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-06187 10-in. 3/11/1937 Where is my boy tonight? Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling, arranger  
Victor BS-06188 10-in. 3/11/1937 There's a love-knot in my lariat Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
(Results 26-50 of 207 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

Carter, Wilf. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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