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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 126-150 of 207 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-048755 10-in. 4/8/1940 My old lasso is headed straight for you Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-068648 10-in. 12/16/1941 I'm thinking tonight of my blue eyes Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-068649 10-in. 12/16/1941 The prisoner's song Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-068657 10-in. 12/16/1941 West of rainbow trail Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, composer, vocalist  
OKeh W80750 10-in. 4/25/1927 Sundown blues David Crockett ; Stovepipe No. 1 Male vocal duet, with guitar and stovepipe composer, lyricist  
OKeh W401707 10-in. 3/11/1929 The two-gun cowboy Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E29613 10-in. Apr. 1929 The two-gun cowboy Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar and whistling lyricist, composer  
Victor (Canada) 7764 10-in. 12/20/1933 My Swiss moonlight lullaby Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7765 10-in. 12/20/1933 The capture of Albert Johnson Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7766 10-in. 1/11/1934 The hobo's blues Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling, composer  
Victor (Canada) 7768 10-in. 1/11/1934 Dear old daddy of mine Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 7769 10-in. 1/11/1934 Twilight on the prairie Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7770 10-in. 1/11/1934 The round-up in the fall Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7772 10-in. 1/11/1934 A cowboy's best friend is his pony Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 7773 10-in. 1/12/1934 My Montana sweetheart Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 7774 10-in. 1/12/1934 He rode the strawberry roan Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor (Canada) 7775 10-in. 1/12/1934 My little grey-haired mother in the west Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 7776 10-in. 1/12/1934 Little silver-haired sweetheart of mine Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor (Canada) 7777 10-in. 1/12/1934 A little log shack I can always call my home Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7780 10-in. 1/12/1934 Take me back to old Montana Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7816 10-in. 10/16/1934 The life and death of John Dillinger Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 7818 10-in. 10/16/1934 Sway back Pinto Pete Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7820 10-in. 10/17/1934 The yodeling trail rider Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7821 10-in. 10/17/1934 Returning to my old prairie home Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7822 10-in. 10/18/1934 Cowboy don't forget your mother Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
(Results 126-150 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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