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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 201-225 of 256 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor (Canada) 7826 10-in. 10/18/1934 Prairie blues Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor (Canada) 7827 10-in. 10/18/1934 Down the old cattle trail Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor (Canada) 7828 10-in. 10/18/1934 I miss my Swiss Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor (Canada) 7829 10-in. 10/18/1934 The cowboy's high-toned dance Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor (Canada) 7830 10-in. 10/18/1934 Pete Knight, the king of the cowboys Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor (Canada) 7831 10-in. 10/18/1934 The hobo's dream of heaven Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor (Canada) 7832 10-in. 10/18/1934 My little Swiss and me Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor (Canada) 7833 10-in. 10/18/1934 Lover's lullaby yodel Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
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 vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 7901 10-in. 3/20/1935 The smoke went up the chimney just the same Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor (Canada) 7902 10-in. 3/20/1935 Pete Knight, the king of the cowboys Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 7903 10-in. 3/20/1935 Cowboy's mother Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling  
Victor (Canada) 7904 10-in. 3/20/1935 Calgary round-up Wilf Carter Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, yodeling, composer  
Victor (Canada) 7905 10-in. 3/20/1935 My little Yoho lady Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling vocalist, yodeling, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 8289 10-in. 11/19/1937 Everybody's been some mother's darling Wilf Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor (Canada) 8291 10-in. 11/19/1937 Dusty trails Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist, vocalist  
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  
Decca 39248 10-in. 1/15/1935 How my yodeling days began Montana Slim vocalist, yodeling  
(Results 201-225 of 256 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed April 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

Carter, Wilf. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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