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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 201-207 of 207 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 10002 11/18/1957 There's a bluebird on your windowsill Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10434 10/28/1958 My French Canadian girl Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10435 10/28/1958 Sick, sober and sorry Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10505 11/23/1958 A sinner's prayer Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10506 11/23/1958 My prairie rose Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10507 11/23/1958 Yodelin' my babies to sleep Montana Slim vocalist  
Decca NA 10508 11/23/1958 Born to lose Montana Slim vocalist  
(Results 201-207 of 207 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Wilf," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

Carter, Wilf. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201641.

"Carter, Wilf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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