A Prairie Legend

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Four CDs containing more than 100 songs recorded by Wilf Carter aka Montana Slim between 1944 and 1952, and his self-produced sessions from 1959. Disc one features more than a dozen tracks with Carter accompanied primarily by his own acoustic guitar, and they're pretty fair cowboy songs. Carter's voice is a pleasing one, reminiscent at times of Gene Autry, but his repertory generally doesn't intersect much with Autry's -- the early electric-accompanied sides from 1947 are also very spare and have more of a raw quality than one would expect from this era. Disc two captures Carter at the beginning of his most commercial period for RCA, doing romantic ballads as well as his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Four CDs containing more than 100 songs recorded by Wilf Carter aka Montana Slim between 1944 and 1952, and his self-produced sessions from 1959. Disc one features more than a dozen tracks with Carter accompanied primarily by his own acoustic guitar, and they're pretty fair cowboy songs. Carter's voice is a pleasing one, reminiscent at times of Gene Autry, but his repertory generally doesn't intersect much with Autry's -- the early electric-accompanied sides from 1947 are also very spare and have more of a raw quality than one would expect from this era. Disc two captures Carter at the beginning of his most commercial period for RCA, doing romantic ballads as well as his usual cowboy songs. Disc three covers the tail end of his RCA period, when Carter was trying for more of a pop sound, in keeping with the declining public response to cowboy songs -- the stuff is more sentimental, but Carter never strays too far from the playful mood of his best work. Disc four closes out the RCA years with numbers like the shockingly upbeat "Goodbye Maria I'm Off to Korea," probably the most cheerful song ever done about that war, and "Mockingbird Love," the song Carter believes helped cost him his RCA contract. The real highlight of this disc, however, is the stuff that Carter cut himself at the end of the 1950s, which mostly consists of really good cowboy material, all originals and all played in a spare, eloquent style with Carter's voice showing tremendous vigor. With his spoken introduction to the first of these numbers, these could have been the basis for a radio show, if only the time had been right, and they capture the spirit of Carter's earliest work in Alberta and on the CBC.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/1994
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127157546
  • Catalog Number: 15754
  • Sales rank: 103,836

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Farewell, Sweetheart, Farewell (2:42)
  2. 2 Old Shep (2:56)
  3. 3 I've Hung up My Chaps and Saddle (2:51)
  4. 4 You'll Get Used to It (2:43)
  5. 5 I Ain't Gonna Hobo No More (2:48)
  6. 6 Don't Be Mean, I Wasn't Mean to You (2:45)
  7. 7 A Sinner's Prayer (1:29)
  8. 8 Plant Some Flowers by My Graveside (3:02)
  9. 9 There's a Goldstar in Her Window (2:50)
  10. 10 My Blue Skies (2:49)
  11. 11 Put Me in Your Pocket (2:40)
  12. 12 Smilin' Thru' Tears (2:25)
  13. 13 Born to Lose (2:44)
  14. 14 No Letter Today (2:21)
  15. 15 Our Canadian Flag (2:32)
  16. 16 So Hard to Start All over Again (2:38)
  17. 17 I'll Never Die of a Broken Heart (2:42)
  18. 18 Dreaming of My Blue Eyes (3:06)
  19. 19 Memories Bring Heartaches to Me (2:57)
  20. 20 My Queen of the Prairies (2:54)
  21. 21 Rye Whiskey (2:33)
  22. 22 One Golden Curl (2:47)
  23. 23 Hang the Key on the Bunkhouse Door (2:39)
  24. 24 I'm a Fool for Foolin' Around (2:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 There's a Loveknot in My Lariat (3:02)
  2. 2 It's Later Than You Think (2:31)
  3. 3 Too Many Blues (2:57)
  4. 4 Singing on Borrowed Time (2:52)
  5. 5 Just an Old Forgotten Letter (2:29)
  6. 6 She Lost Her Cowboy Pal (2:43)
  7. 7 Ol' Lonely (2:31)
  8. 8 If We Can't Be Sweethearts Why Can't We Be Friends (3:08)
  9. 9 Don't Cry over Me (2:58)
  10. 10 Sharing Your Love with Somebody New (2:43)
  11. 11 Don't Wait Till Judgement Day (To Cast Your Sins Away) (2:29)
  12. 12 Cowboys Days Ain't Ramblin' Days No More (2:43)
  13. 13 'Neath a Blanket of Stars (2:58)
  14. 14 I Never Knew That I Could Be So Blue (2:38)
  15. 15 It's Just a Wild Rose I'm Sending (2:57)
  16. 16 Where the Sleepy Rio's Flowing (3:23)
  17. 17 You'll Be Sorry You Turned Me Down (2:45)
  18. 18 Dreamy Lullaby Yodel (3:06)
  19. 19 It's Hard to Forget You (3:00)
  20. 20 The Tramp's Mother (2:53)
  21. 21 Take Away Those Blues Around My Heart (3:01)
  22. 22 The Midnight Train (3:00)
  23. 23 I'm Gonna Tear Down the Mailbox (2:52)
  24. 24 It Can't Be Done (2:44)
  25. 25 All I Need Is Some More Lovin' (2:44)
  26. 26 (There's A) Bluebird on Your Windowsill (2:15)
  27. 27 When the Iceworms Nest Again (2:28)
  28. 28 Shackles and Chains (2:29)
Disc 3
  1. 1 No! No! Don't Ring Those Bells (2:14)
  2. 2 Give a Little, Take a Little (2:49)
  3. 3 Unfaithful One (2:50)
  4. 4 The Little Shirt (My Mother Made for Me) (2:35)
  5. 5 Guilty Conscience (2:14)
  6. 6 Take It Easy Blues (2:31)
  7. 7 My Heart's Closed for Repairs (2:17)
  8. 8 My Wife Is on a Diet (2:21)
  9. 9 Let's Go Back to the Bible (2:42)
  10. 10 She'll Be There (What a Friend We Have in Mother) (2:54)
  11. 11 I Wish There Were Only Three Days in the Year (2:40)
  12. 12 When That Love Bug Bites You (He'll Keep Gnawin', Gnawin', Gnawin') (2:23)
  13. 13 Just a Woman's Smile (2:42)
  14. 14 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:16)
  15. 15 Apple, Cherry, Mince and Choc'late Cream (2:36)
  16. 16 Jolly Old St. Nicholas (2:10)
  17. 17 The KP Blues (2:25)
  18. 18 The Blue Canadian Rockies (2:39)
  19. 19 Dear Evalina (2:23)
  20. 20 My Oklahoma Rose (2:27)
  21. 21 What Cigarette Is Best (2:10)
  22. 22 Sick, Sober and Sorry (2:38)
  23. 23 Teardrops Don't Always Mend a Broken Heart (2:04)
  24. 24 Wha Hoppen? (2:12)
  25. 25 Punkinhead (The Little Bear) (2:08)
  26. 26 The Night Before Christmas (In Texas, That Is) (2:14)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Goodbye Maria (I'm off to Korea) (2:18)
  2. 2 Driftwood on the River (2:04)
  3. 3 Manhunt (2:14)
  4. 4 (All You Gave Me Was) Mockingbird Love (2:25)
  5. 5 Square-Dance Boogie (2:07)
  6. 6 Sweet Little Lover (2:16)
  7. 7 Huggin', Squeezin', Kissin', Teasin' (2:15)
  8. 8 Sleep, Little One, Sleep (2:49)
  9. 9 Alabama Saturday Night (2:11)
  10. 10 Hot Foot Boogie (2:03)
  11. 11 I Remember the Rodeo (2:39)
  12. 12 Pete Knight, the King of the Cowboys (2:33)
  13. 13 When the Iceworms Nest Again (2:26)
  14. 14 My Little Grey Haired Mother in the West (3:00)
  15. 15 He Rode the Strawberry Roan (2:50)
  16. 16 Rattlin' Cannonball (2:12)
  17. 17 The Calgary Roundup (2:41)
  18. 18 That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine (2:51)
  19. 19 The Smoke Went up the Chimney Just the Same (2:34)
  20. 20 The Capture of Albert Johnson (2:54)
  21. 21 Beautiful Girl of the Prairie (2:24)
  22. 22 Singing in My Last Roundup (2:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wilf Carter Primary Artist, Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Anita Kerr Choir, Chorus
Don Helms Steel Guitar
Grady Martin Guitar
Billy Mure Guitar
Chester B. Atkins Guitar
Harold Bradley Guitar
Owen Bradley Piano, Leader
Frank Carroll Bass
Charles Randolph Grean Bass, Leader
Douglas Kirkham Drums
Ernest Ernie Newton Bass
Louis Dean Nunley Choir, Chorus
Danny Perri Guitar
Jerry Rivers Fiddle
Dorothy Ann Dillard Choir, Chorus
Farris Coursey Drums
Allen Hanlon Guitar
Bob Moore Bass
Vaughn Horton Steel Guitar
Bud Isaacs Steel Guitar
Thomas Lee Jackson Jr. Fiddle
Loren Otis Shook Guitar
William Guilford Wright Jr. Choir, Chorus
Anthony Gottuso Guitar
Jerry Byrd & the String Dusters Steel Guitar
Edward O'Conner Steel Guitar
Les Braun Bass
Tulane Sisters Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Owen Bradley Producer
J. Davis Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes, Illustrations, Biographical Information
Charles Randolph Grean Producer
Steve Lasker Metal Transfers
Stephen H. Sholes Producer
Jorg Siemer Mastering
Duncan Cowell Mastering
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer
Gerd Weiler Artwork
John Klenner Composer
Lynn Russwurm Illustrations
Wally Fowler Composer
Traditional Composer
Sylke Lohmeyer Artwork
Bob Miller Composer
Paul Cohen Producer
Willis Arthur Composer
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