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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 101-125 of 207 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 songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BS-048461 10-in. 3/27/1940 I'll get mine bye-and-bye Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
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, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BS-048654 10-in. 4/4/1940 When that somebody else was you Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar and whistling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
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 207 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

Carter, Wilf. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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