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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 151-175 of 207 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor (Canada) 7823 10-in. 10/18/1934 Cowboy blues Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7824 10-in. 10/18/1934 The smoke went up the chimney just the same Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor (Canada) 7825 10-in. 10/18/1934 Moonlight prison blues Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 7826 10-in. 10/18/1934 Prairie blues Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7827 10-in. 10/18/1934 Down the old cattle trail Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7828 10-in. 10/18/1934 I miss my Swiss Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7829 10-in. 10/18/1934 The cowboy's high-toned dance Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7830 10-in. 10/18/1934 Pete Knight, the king of the cowboys Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7831 10-in. 10/18/1934 The hobo's dream of heaven Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7832 10-in. 10/18/1934 My little Swiss and me Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7833 10-in. 10/18/1934 Lover's lullaby yodel Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling, composer  
Victor (Canada) 7834 10-in. 10/19/1934 The hobo's song to the Mounties Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 7836 10-in. 10/19/1934 The Calgary round-up Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7837 10-in. 10/19/1934 The cowhand's guiding star Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor (Canada) 7838 10-in. 10/20/1934 By the silv'ry moonlight trail Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7839 10-in. 10/20/1934 The dying mother's prayer Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor (Canada) 7840 10-in. 10/20/1934 I long for old Wyoming Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor (Canada) 7900 10-in. 3/20/1935 Returning to my old prairie home Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7901 10-in. 3/20/1935 The smoke went up the chimney just the same Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor (Canada) 7902 10-in. 3/20/1935 Pete Knight, the king of the cowboys Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7903 10-in. 3/20/1935 Cowboy's mother Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7904 10-in. 3/20/1935 Calgary round-up Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, yodeling, composer  
Victor (Canada) 7905 10-in. 3/20/1935 My little Yoho lady Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling composer, lyricist, vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39246 10-in. 1/15/1935 I'm gonna ride to heaven on a streamline trail Montana Slim vocalist, yodeling  
Decca 39247 10-in. 1/15/1935 A hobo's dream of heaven Montana Slim vocalist, yodeling  
(Results 151-175 of 207 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

Carter, Wilf. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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