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Wilf Carter

geb. 18. 12. 1904 in Port Hilford - Nova Scotia - Kanadagest. 5. Dezember 1996 in Scottsdale, ArizonaRecord Labels: RCA, Decca, Apex, Starday, Bear Family

Wilf Carter, in den USA auch als Montana Slim bekannt geworden, war der erste große kanadische Country Star und dies, obwohl er nie in den überregionalen Hitparaden aufgetaucht war. Carter war stark von der Musik Jimmie Rodgers' beeinflusst und bediente sich immer erfolgreich des Cowboy Images. Seine Karriere begann Wilf Carter in den frühen 30er Jahren bei der Radiostation CF CN in Calgary, wenig später nahm er ein Angebot des CBS Networks an. Seine erste Schallplatte nahm er im Dezember 1933 in den RCA Studios von Montreal auf. lm Verlauf der Jahre hat Wilf Carter weit über 500 Songs geschrieben und unzählige Platten aufgenommen. Sein Vater war, wie er erst kürzlich in einem Interview erklärte, gebürtiger Schweizer."

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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Wilf Carter: A Prairie Legend (4-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD15754
 

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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...

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CARTER, Wilf: Country Kicks (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD20923
 

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​(1994/BMG) 10 tracks

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Wilf Carter: Dynamite Trail
Art-Nr.: BCD15507
 

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1-CD with 16-page booklet, 30 tracks. Playing time approx. 73 mns. Wilf Carter already had a recording career spanning 20 years when he went to Nashville to record for Decca after he left RCA Victor. Between 1954 to 1958 Carter, yodeling purveyor of a uniquely...

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Wilf Carter: Montana Slim
Art-Nr.: CDGT0877
 

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(2008/GUSTO) 10 tracks (Starday SLP 300)

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