Wilf Carter/Montana Slim

Wilf Carter

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Wilf Carter/Montana Slim Review

by Greg Adams

Although released around the time Wilf Carter returned to RCA following a four-year stint with Decca, this 1959 budget album features Gene Autry- and Jimmie Rodgers-influenced recordings from his early RCA years. The 12 tracks set Carter against minimal accompaniment performing oldies by Jimmie Davis, Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family, and Tex Ritter, and five originals in a similar vein. "Yodeling Love Call" and "Red River Valley Blues" are examples of the latter, both of which give Carter a chance to demonstrate his accomplished yodeling ability. The classic country songs and yodeling spots make for an appealing and accessible budget package that also helped reintroduce Carter as an RCA artist.

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