The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #75785   Message #2046083
Posted By: DonMeixner
08-May-07 - 09:36 AM
Thread Name: Yodelling
Subject: RE: Yodelling
I did Say that Jimmie Rogers was not a great yodeler. But I would never say that his influence on American popular music was any thing less than astronomical. In what amounted to 3-4 years he created whar we now call Country and Western music. He also left an indelible mark on dixieland jazz by giving recording work to many of the early greats.

Maybe I should say that his yodels were perfect for the style he used. Simple and uncomplicated like much of the music he played. Perhaps more akin to a field holler that what we now recognize as western yodeling.