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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 51-75 of 256 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-06189 10-in. 3/11/1937 My little Yoho lady Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-06191 10-in. 3/11/1937 How my yodeling days began Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling, composer  
Victor BS-06192 10-in. 3/11/1937 Answer to "Swiss moonlight lullaby" Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07980 10-in. 5/7/1937 The Hindenburg disaster Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-010639 10-in. 6/11/1937 Pete Knight's last ride Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-023191 10-in. 5/17/1938 By the grave of nobody's darling Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-023192 10-in. 5/17/1938 She'll be there (What a friend we have in Mother) Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028041 10-in. 10/25/1938 The little red patch on the seat of my trousers Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar arranger, lyricist, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028042 10-in. 10/25/1938 Golden memories of Mother and Dad Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist, vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028043 10-in. 10/25/1938 My honeymoon bridge broke down Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028044 10-in. 10/25/1938 Down the yodeling trail at twilight Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling lyricist, vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028045 10-in. 10/25/1938 I'm only a dude in cowboy clothes Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028046 10-in. 10/25/1938 My Lulu Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, arranger, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028047 10-in. 10/25/1938 Rootin' tootin' cowboy Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028048 10-in. 10/25/1938 I'm hittin' the trail Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist, vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028321 10-in. 10/27/1938 We'll meet again in Peaceful Valley Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028322 10-in. 10/27/1938 My brown-eyed prairie rose Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist, vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028323 10-in. 10/27/1938 I'll meet you at the roundup in the spring Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling lyricist, vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028324 10-in. 10/27/1938 Dawn on the prairie Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028325 10-in. 10/27/1938 My yodeling sweetheart Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028326 10-in. 10/27/1938 Yodeling memories Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028327 10-in. 10/27/1938 Cowboy's airplane ride Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028328 10-in. 10/27/1938 Memories of my little old log shack Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028329 10-in. 10/27/1938 My last old yodel song Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028904 10-in. 11/4/1938 My yodeling days are through Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling lyricist, vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 51-75 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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