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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 26-50 of 256 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, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102254 10-in. 6/20/1936 I'm still waiting for you Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102255 10-in. 6/20/1936 Longing for my Mississippi home Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102256 10-in. 6/20/1936 Old Alberta plains Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102257 10-in. 6/20/1936 The cowboy's heavenly dream Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102260 10-in. 6/20/1936 The hobo's yodel Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102261 10-in. 6/20/1936 Yodeling cow-girl Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102277 10-in. 6/24/1936 Roll on dreaming Texas moon Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102278 10-in. 6/24/1936 The old barn dance Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102279 10-in. 6/24/1936 Dreamy prairie moon Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102281 10-in. 6/24/1936 Roll along moonlight yodel Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102282 10-in. 6/24/1936 My faithful pinto pal Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-102283 10-in. 6/24/1936 The preacher and the cowboy Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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, yodeling, arranger, instrumentalist, guitar  
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, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 26-50 of 256 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed April 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

Carter, Wilf. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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