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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 101-125 of 256 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-048460 10-in. 3/27/1940 My old Canadian home Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048461 10-in. 3/27/1940 I'll get mine bye-and-bye Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar songwriter, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048647 10-in. 4/4/1940 Dad's little Texas lad Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica, whistling, and guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048648 10-in. 4/4/1940 Thinking Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and whistling songwriter, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048649 10-in. 4/4/1940 What a wonderful mother of mine Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and whistling vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048650 10-in. 4/4/1940 You are my sunshine Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica, guitar, and whistling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048651 10-in. 4/4/1940 My Texas sweetheart Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and whistling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048652 10-in. 4/4/1940 Echoing hills yodel back to me Montana Slim Male vocal duet, with whistle, guitar, and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048653 10-in. 4/4/1940 You were with me in the waltz of my dreams Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and whistling songwriter, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048654 10-in. 4/4/1940 When that somebody else was you Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and whistling songwriter, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048655 10-in. 4/4/1940 My Missoula Valley moon Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048656 10-in. 4/4/1940 Old chuck wagon days Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048657 10-in. 4/4/1940 It's a cowboy's night to howl Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048658 10-in. 4/4/1940 Back ridin' the old trails again Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048744 10-in. 4/8/1940 Let's go back to the Bible Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048745 10-in. 4/8/1940 Why should I feel sorry for you now? Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048746 10-in. 4/8/1940 I bought a rock for a Rocky Mountain gal Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048747 10-in. 4/8/1940 It's great to be back in the saddle again Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048748 10-in. 4/8/1940 If you don't really care Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048749 10-in. 4/8/1940 Why did we ever part? Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048750 10-in. 4/8/1940 La Verne, my brown-eyed rose Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048751 10-in. 4/8/1940 The last letter Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048752 10-in. 4/8/1940 Ride for the open range Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048753 10-in. 4/8/1940 Call of the range Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-048754 10-in. 4/8/1940 Streamlined yodel song Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 101-125 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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