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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 76-100 of 207 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-028905 10-in. 11/4/1938 Headin' for the land of gold Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028906 10-in. 11/4/1938 Wilf Carter blues Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-028907 10-in. 11/4/1938 The golden lariat Carl De Vries ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist  
Victor BS-028908 10-in. 11/4/1938 A cowboy who never returned Carl De Vries ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist  
Victor BS-028909 10-in. 11/4/1938 When it's twilight over Texas Carl De Vries ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar, steel guitar, and yodeling vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling, lyricist  
Victor BS-028910 10-in. 11/4/1938 My only romance is memories of you Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028911 10-in. 11/4/1938 When I say hello to the Rockies Carl De Vries ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar, steel guitar, and yodeling vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-028912 10-in. 11/4/1938 When I bid the prairie good-bye Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028913 10-in. 11/4/1938 My dreams come true Carl De Vries ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist  
Victor BS-028914 10-in. 11/4/1938 You left your brand on my heart Carl De Vries ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar, steel guitar, and yodeling vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor BS-028915 10-in. 11/4/1938 Yodeling love call Carl De Vries ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar, steel guitar, and yodeling vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling, lyricist  
Victor BS-030371 10-in. 12/8/1938 It makes no difference now Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-035757 10-in. 4/17/1939 What difference does it make? Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-035758 10-in. 4/17/1939 Answer to "It makes no difference now" Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-035759 10-in. 4/17/1939 Roll along Kentucky moon Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048450 10-in. 3/27/1940 Red River Valley blues Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048451 10-in. 3/27/1940 When the white azaleas start blooming Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048452 10-in. 3/27/1940 My ramblin' days are through Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar instrumentalist, guitar, composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-048453 10-in. 3/27/1940 I still think of you, sweet Nellie Dean Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048454 10-in. 3/27/1940 He left the one who loved him for another Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048455 10-in. 3/27/1940 When it's roll-call in the bunk house Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048456 10-in. 3/27/1940 My true and earnest prayer Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048457 10-in. 3/27/1940 Beautiful girl of the prairie Montana Slim Male vocal duet, with guitar, harmonica, whistling, and yodeling vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048458 10-in. 3/27/1940 It's all over now (I won't worry) Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048459 10-in. 3/27/1940 Rattlin' cannonball Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar, talk, and train whistle sound effect vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling, speaker  
(Results 76-100 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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