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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 151-175 of 256 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-4637 10-in. 5/19/1950 Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-4638 10-in. 5/19/1950 Apple, cherry, mince and choc'late cream Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-4639 10-in. 5/19/1950 Jolly old St. Nicholas Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist  
Victor E0VB-5704 10-in. 10/3/1950 The K P blues Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor E1VB-2129 10-in. 5/15/1951 Sick, sober and sorry Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-1203 10-in. 6/25/1947 Rye whiskey Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, arranger  
Victor D7VB-1204 10-in. 6/25/1947 One golden curl Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Victor D7VB-1205 10-in. 6/25/1947 Hang the key on the bunkhouse door Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer  
Victor D7VB-1206 10-in. 6/25/1947 I'm a fool for foolin' around Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer  
Victor D7VB-1211 10-in. 6/27/1947 There's a love knot in my lariat Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, composer  
Victor D7VB-1212 10-in. 6/27/1947 It is later than you think Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Victor D7VB-1213 10-in. 6/27/1947 Too many blues Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Victor D7VB-1214 10-in. 6/27/1947 Singin' on borrowed time Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, composer  
Victor D7VB-1217 10-in. 6/30/1947 Just an old forgotten letter Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo with string band vocalist  
Victor D7VB-1218 10-in. 6/30/1947 She lost her cowboy pal Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo with string band composer, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-1220 10-in. 6/30/1947 If we can't be sweethearts, why can't we be friends Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo with string band composer, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-1229 10-in. 7/3/1947 Don't cry over me Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo with string band vocalist  
Victor D7VB-1230 10-in. 7/3/1947 Sharing your love with somebody new Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo with string band vocalist, composer  
Victor D7VB-1231 10-in. 7/3/1947 Don't wait till judgment day (to cast your sins away) Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo with string band vocalist  
Victor D7VB-1404 10-in. 7/22/1947 'Neath a blanket of stars Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band composer, vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-1411 10-in. 7/22/1947 The tramp's mother Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar, arranger  
Victor D7VB-1430 10-in. 7/24/1947 The midnight train Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor D7VB-1431 10-in. 7/24/1947 I'm gonna tear down the mailbox Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band arranger, vocalist, leader  
Victor D9VB-1293 10-in. 4/14/1949 All I need is some more lovin' Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, leader  
Victor D9VB-1294 10-in. 4/14/1949 A bluebird on your windowsill Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
(Results 151-175 of 256 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed April 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

Carter, Wilf. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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