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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 126-150 of 256 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-068647 10-in. 12/16/1941 Memories that never die 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-068650 10-in. 12/16/1941 I may be worng Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-068651 10-in. 12/16/1941 Old buddies Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-068652 10-in. 12/16/1941 Sweehearts' farewell Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-068653 10-in. 12/16/1941 Sittin' by the old corral Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-068654 10-in. 12/16/1941 I'll always keep smiling for you Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-068655 10-in. 12/16/1941 That first love of mine Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-068656 10-in. 12/16/1941 Waiting for a train 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 vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-068658 10-in. 12/16/1941 Yodeling my babies to sleep Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-068659 10-in. 12/16/1941 Just one more ride Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E0VB-3092 10-in. 1/13/1950 No! No! Don't ring those bells (I don't wanna get married!) Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3093 10-in. 1/13/1950 Give a little, take a little Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3094 10-in. 1/13/1950 Unfaithful one Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-3095 10-in. 1/13/1950 The little shirt my mother made for me Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band composer, instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-4228 10-in. 4/21/1950 Take it easy blues Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-4229 10-in. 4/21/1950 My heart's closed for repairs Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-4230 10-in. 4/21/1950 My wife is on a diet Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-4600 10-in. 5/15/1950 Let's go back to the Bible Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader, songwriter  
Victor E0VB-4601 10-in. 5/15/1950 She'll be there (what a friend we have in mother) Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor E0VB-4603 10-in. 5/15/1950 When that love bug bites you (he'll keep gnawin' gnawin' gnawin') Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor E0VB-4636 10-in. 5/19/1950 Just a woman's smile Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
(Results 126-150 of 256 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed April 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

Carter, Wilf. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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