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WILF CARTER "MONTANA SLIM" HANDWRITTEN SIGNED AUTOGRAPH 3-PAGE LETTER

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THREE PAGE HANDWRITTEN SIGNED LETTER BY THE "FATHER OF CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC" WILF CARTER, ALSO LOVINGLY KNOWN AS "MONTANA SLIM." We offer a lifetime guarantee this letter and autograph is original and authentic. Written on his personal stationery, and comes with the original hand addressed envelope with Wilf Carter's name and address printed on the reverse side. Dated March 22, 1964. This letter deals with some sensitive personal and political issues that came between him and fellow country musician Slim Clark. Slim named his son after Wilf, but later their friendship apparently was interrupted. In a portion of the discussion he writes, "What happened between Slim and me has been forgotten by me years ago." In another part of the letter, Wilf addresses a separate issue regarding a dispute that either his office or record company representatives were involved with. He writes, "I'm writing Eleanor to drop the foolishness, we're grown people and I have always tried to make friends, and keep them, and despise squabbles." It is signed at the end, "Thanking you for everything, Sincerely, Wilf." Condition: Excellent, with double fold for mailing. Comments: This item comes from a large collection we purchased from a former New England radio announcer and musicologist who specialized in writing album liner notes and interviewing entertainers for freelance articles appearing in various national publications. Biography: Wilf Carter (December 18, 1904 ? December 5, 1996), also known as Montana Slim, was a Canadian country music 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. Wilf Carter recorded over 40 original and compilation LP records for RCA Victor and its affiliates, including Nuggets of the Golden West, Christmas in Canada, Songs of the Rail and Range, Songs of Australia, Wilf Carter Sings Jimmie Rogers, and Let's Go Back to the Bible. In 1983 he rerecorded many of his most popular songs for Fifty Golden Years. In 1971, Wilf Carter was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 1979, he served as the grand marshal at the Calgary Stampede, and in 1981, he toured with his contemporary, Hank Snow. He was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1984, and the following year, he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Juno Awards Hall of Fame. A video documentary was released in 2000, called The Last Round-up: The Wilf Carter Story, which examined Carter's distinguished career. In 1988, Carter recorded his last album, What Ever Happened to All Those Years. In 1991, at age 86, he made his last concert tour, appropriately called The Last Round-up Tour, with shows throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Manitoba. He retired the following year, due to his loss of hearing. Wilf Carter died in 1996 in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 91.
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