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4-CD box (LP-size) with 24-page book, 100 tracks. Playing time approx. 262 mns. This set picks... more

Wilf Carter: A Prairie Legend (4-CD)

4-CD box (LP-size) with 24-page book, 100 tracks. Playing time approx. 262 mns.

This set picks up the story of Wilf Carter's post-War career, beginning with his comeback in 1944 after a debilitating road accident. This set embraces all of his RCA recordings up to 1952. As an added bonus for collectors, it includes the rare Canadian Apex sessions in which Wilf recorded a set of specifically Canadian cowboy songs like The Capture Of Albert Johnson and The Calgary Roundup. Other titles include perennial Wilf Carter classics like There's A Bluebird On Your Windowsill, The Little Shirt My Mother Made For Me, Sick Sober And Sorry, Blue Canadian Rockies, My Mountain High Yodel Song, The Strawberry Roan, and
My French Canadian Gal.

Article properties: Wilf Carter: A Prairie Legend (4-CD)

  • Interpret: Wilf Carter

  • Album titlle: A Prairie Legend (4-CD)

  • Genre Country

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Price code DI
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart Box set

  • EAN: 4000127157546

  • weight in Kg 1.2
Carter, Wilf - A Prairie Legend (4-CD) Box set 1
01 Old Shep
02 I've Hung Up My Chaps And Saddle
03 You'll Get Used To It
04 I Ain't Gonna Hobo No More
05 Don't Be Mean, I Wasn't Mean To You
06 A Sinner's Prayer
07 Plant Some Flowers By My Graveside
08 There's A Goldstar In Her Window
09 My Blue Skies
10 Put Me In Your Pocket
11 Smilin' Through Tears
12 Born To Lose
13 No Letter Today
14 Our Canadian Flag
15 So Hard To Start All Over Again
16 I'll Never Die Of A Broken Heart
17 Dreaming Of My Blue Eyes
18 Memories Bring Heartaches To Me
19 My Queen Of The Prairies
20 Rye Whiskey
21 One Golden Curl
22 Hang The Key On The Bunkhouse Door
23 I'm A Fool For Foolin' Around
Carter, Wilf - A Prairie Legend (4-CD) Box set 2
01 It's Later Than You Think
02 Too Many Blues
03 Singing On Borrowed Time
04 Just An Old Forgotten Letter
05 She Lost Her Cowboy Pal
06 Ol' Lonely
07 If We Can't Be Sweethearts Why Can't We Be...
08 Don't Cry Over Me
09 Sharing Your Love With Somebody New
10 Don't Wait Till Judgement Day
11 Cowboy Days Ain't Ramblin' Days No More
12 `Neath A Blanket Of Stars
13 I Never Knew That I Could Be So Blue
14 It's Just A Wild Rose I'm Sending
15 Where The Sleepy Rio's Flowing
16 You'll Be Sorry You Turned Me Down
17 Dreamy Lullaby Yodel
18 It's Hard To Forget You
19 The Tramp's Mother
20 Take Away Those Blues Around My Heart
21 The Midnight Train
22 I'm Gonna Tear Down The Mailbox
23 It Can't Be Done
24 All I Need Is Some More Lovin'
25 (There's A) Bluebird On Your Windowsill
26 When The Iceworms Nest Again
27 Shackles And Chains
Carter, Wilf - A Prairie Legend (4-CD) Box set 3
01 Give A Little, Take A Little
02 Unfaithful One
03 The Little Shirt My Mother Made For Me
04 Guilty Conscience
05 Take It Easy Blues
06 My Heart's Closed For Repairs
07 My Wife Is On A Diet
08 Let's Go Back To The Bible
09 She'll Be There (What A Friend We Have In...)
10 I Wish There Were Only Three Days In The Year
11 When That Love Bug Bites You
12 Just A Woman's Smile
13 Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer
14 Apple, Cherry, Mince And Choc'late Cream
15 Jolly Old St. Nicolas
16 The KP Blues
17 The Blue Canadian Rockies
18 Dear Evalina
19 My Oklahoma Rose
20 What Cigarette Is Best
21 Sick, Sober And Sorry
22 Teardrops Don't Always Mean A Broken Heart
23 Wha Hoppen?
24 Punkinhead (The Little Bear)
25 The Night Before Christmas In Texas That Is
Carter, Wilf - A Prairie Legend (4-CD) Box set 4
01 Driftwood On The River
02 Manhunt
03 (All You Gave Me Was) Mockingbird Love
04 Square-Dance Boogie
05 Sweet Little Lover
06 Huggin', Squeezin', Kissin', Teasin'
07 Sleep Little One Sleep
08 Alabama Saturday Night
09 Hot Foot Boogie
10 I Remember The Rodeo
11 Pete Knight, The King Of The Cowboys
12 When The Iceworms Nest Again
13 My Little Grey Haired Mother In The West
14 He Rode The Strawberry Roan
15 Rattlin' Cannonball
16 The Calgary Roundup
17 That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine
18 The Smoke Went Up The Chimney Just The Same
19 The Capture Of Albert Johnson
20 Beautiful Girl Of The Prairie
21 Singing In My Last Roundup
Wilf Carter born 18. 12. 1904 in Port Hilford - Nova Scotia - Canada. December 5, 1996 in... more
"Wilf Carter"

Wilf Carter

born 18. 12. 1904 in Port Hilford - Nova Scotia - Canada. December 5, 1996 in Scottsdale, ArizonaRecord Labels: RCA, Decca, Apex, Starday, Bear Family

Wilf Carter, also known in the USA as Montana Slim, was the first great Canadian country star, even though he had never appeared in the national charts. Carter was strongly influenced by Jimmie Rodgers' music and always successfully used the cowboy image. Wilf Carter began his career in the early 1930s at the radio station CF CN in Calgary, and shortly afterwards accepted an offer from the CBS Network. He recorded his first record in December 1933 at RCA Studios in Montreal. Over the years Wilf Carter has written well over 500 songs and recorded countless records. His father was, as he recently explained in an interview, Swiss-born."

 

 

Wilf Carter

Perhaps the consummate Canadian country singer, Wilf Carter (1904-1996) launched his recording career the same year Jimmie Rodgers died. Carter displayed little musical affinity for Rodgers' Blue Yodels, preferring instead his ballads, western songs and pop-oriented material. As a yodeler, Carter leaned towards conventional Swiss styles, a technique he likely learned from records and vaudevillians passing through his native Nova Scotia. Although billed as Wilf Carter in his native Canada, American audiences knew him as Montana Slim, a moniker that stuck when announcer Bert Parks forgot his name during a CBS radio broadcast. Carter recorded his first Rodgers cover, Roll Along Kentucky Moon, during a 1939 Bluebird session in New York. This version of Whisper Your Mother's Name comes from Carter's second tenure with RCA, which mostly generated material for budget-priced Canadian albums. (Dave Samuelson)

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Tracklist
Carter, Wilf - A Prairie Legend (4-CD) Box set 1
01 Old Shep
02 I've Hung Up My Chaps And Saddle
03 You'll Get Used To It
04 I Ain't Gonna Hobo No More
05 Don't Be Mean, I Wasn't Mean To You
06 A Sinner's Prayer
07 Plant Some Flowers By My Graveside
08 There's A Goldstar In Her Window
09 My Blue Skies
10 Put Me In Your Pocket
11 Smilin' Through Tears
12 Born To Lose
13 No Letter Today
14 Our Canadian Flag
15 So Hard To Start All Over Again
16 I'll Never Die Of A Broken Heart
17 Dreaming Of My Blue Eyes
18 Memories Bring Heartaches To Me
19 My Queen Of The Prairies
20 Rye Whiskey
21 One Golden Curl
22 Hang The Key On The Bunkhouse Door
23 I'm A Fool For Foolin' Around
Carter, Wilf - A Prairie Legend (4-CD) Box set 2
01 It's Later Than You Think
02 Too Many Blues
03 Singing On Borrowed Time
04 Just An Old Forgotten Letter
05 She Lost Her Cowboy Pal
06 Ol' Lonely
07 If We Can't Be Sweethearts Why Can't We Be...
08 Don't Cry Over Me
09 Sharing Your Love With Somebody New
10 Don't Wait Till Judgement Day
11 Cowboy Days Ain't Ramblin' Days No More
12 `Neath A Blanket Of Stars
13 I Never Knew That I Could Be So Blue
14 It's Just A Wild Rose I'm Sending
15 Where The Sleepy Rio's Flowing
16 You'll Be Sorry You Turned Me Down
17 Dreamy Lullaby Yodel
18 It's Hard To Forget You
19 The Tramp's Mother
20 Take Away Those Blues Around My Heart
21 The Midnight Train
22 I'm Gonna Tear Down The Mailbox
23 It Can't Be Done
24 All I Need Is Some More Lovin'
25 (There's A) Bluebird On Your Windowsill
26 When The Iceworms Nest Again
27 Shackles And Chains
Carter, Wilf - A Prairie Legend (4-CD) Box set 3
01 Give A Little, Take A Little
02 Unfaithful One
03 The Little Shirt My Mother Made For Me
04 Guilty Conscience
05 Take It Easy Blues
06 My Heart's Closed For Repairs
07 My Wife Is On A Diet
08 Let's Go Back To The Bible
09 She'll Be There (What A Friend We Have In...)
10 I Wish There Were Only Three Days In The Year
11 When That Love Bug Bites You
12 Just A Woman's Smile
13 Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer
14 Apple, Cherry, Mince And Choc'late Cream
15 Jolly Old St. Nicolas
16 The KP Blues
17 The Blue Canadian Rockies
18 Dear Evalina
19 My Oklahoma Rose
20 What Cigarette Is Best
21 Sick, Sober And Sorry
22 Teardrops Don't Always Mean A Broken Heart
23 Wha Hoppen?
24 Punkinhead (The Little Bear)
25 The Night Before Christmas In Texas That Is
Carter, Wilf - A Prairie Legend (4-CD) Box set 4
01 Driftwood On The River
02 Manhunt
03 (All You Gave Me Was) Mockingbird Love
04 Square-Dance Boogie
05 Sweet Little Lover
06 Huggin', Squeezin', Kissin', Teasin'
07 Sleep Little One Sleep
08 Alabama Saturday Night
09 Hot Foot Boogie
10 I Remember The Rodeo
11 Pete Knight, The King Of The Cowboys
12 When The Iceworms Nest Again
13 My Little Grey Haired Mother In The West
14 He Rode The Strawberry Roan
15 Rattlin' Cannonball
16 The Calgary Roundup
17 That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine
18 The Smoke Went Up The Chimney Just The Same
19 The Capture Of Albert Johnson
20 Beautiful Girl Of The Prairie
21 Singing In My Last Roundup