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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 176-200 of 207 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 39248 10-in. 1/15/1935 How my yodeling days began Montana Slim vocalist, yodeling  
Decca 39249 10-in. 1/15/1935 Hittin' the trail Montana Slim vocalist, yodeling  
Decca 88022 5/25/1955 Dynamite trail Montana Slim vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 88023 5/25/1955 Strawberry roan Montana Slim vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca BR 9045 11/22/1954 One golden curl Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9046 11/22/1954 My mountain high yodel song Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9047 11/22/1954 I'm gonna tear down the mailbox Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9048 11/22/1954 Maple leaf waltz Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9049 11/23/1954 There's a tree on every road Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9050 11/23/1954 I bought a rock for a Rocky Mountain gal Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9051 11/23/1954 Shoo shoo shoo sh' la la-1 Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9052 11/23/1954 The sunshine bird Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9053 11/23/1954 Kissin' on the sly Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca BR 9054 11/23/1954 The Alpine milkman Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9363 4/27/1956 I'm ragged but I'm right-1 Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9364 4/27/1956 There's a padlock on your heart Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9365 4/27/1956 The yodelin' song Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9366 4/27/1956 On a little two acre farm-1 Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9371 4/28/1956 Strawberry roan Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9372 4/28/1956 Silver bell yodel Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9373 4/28/1956 My little lady Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9374 4/28/1956 Away out on the mountain Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 9999 11/18/1957 The blind's prayer Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10000 11/18/1957 X's from down in Texas Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10001 11/18/1957 Let a little sunshine in your heart Montana Slim vocalist  
(Results 176-200 of 207 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed October 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

Carter, Wilf. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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