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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 76-100 of 256 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, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BS-028907 10-in. 11/4/1938 The golden lariat Carl De Vries ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar lyricist, vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 lyricist, vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
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, yodeling, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
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, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer  
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 lyricist, vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
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, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
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, yodeling, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-030371 10-in. 12/8/1938 It makes no difference now Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 speaker, vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 76-100 of 256 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed April 12, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

Carter, Wilf. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 12, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 12 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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