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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 176-200 of 256 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D9VB-1295 10-in. 4/14/1949 When the ice worm nests again Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, leader  
Victor D9VB-1296 10-in. 4/14/1949 Shackles and chains Big Hole Bronco Busters ; Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
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  
Victor (Canada) 7764 10-in. 12/20/1933 My Swiss moonlight lullaby Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 7765 10-in. 12/20/1933 The capture of Albert Johnson Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 7766 10-in. 1/11/1934 The hobo's blues Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 7770 10-in. 1/11/1934 The round-up in the fall Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 7772 10-in. 1/11/1934 A cowboy's best friend is his pony Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor (Canada) 7773 10-in. 1/12/1934 My Montana sweetheart Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
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 vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor (Canada) 7780 10-in. 1/12/1934 Take me back to old Montana Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 7820 10-in. 10/17/1934 The yodeling trail rider Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor (Canada) 7821 10-in. 10/17/1934 Returning to my old prairie home Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar  
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  
Victor (Canada) 7823 10-in. 10/18/1934 Cowboy blues Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor (Canada) 7824 10-in. 10/18/1934 The smoke went up the chimney just the same Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor (Canada) 7825 10-in. 10/18/1934 Moonlight prison blues Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
(Results 176-200 of 256 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed April 12, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

Carter, Wilf. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 12, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 12 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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