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Thread #121064 Message #2638771
Posted By: Paul Hazell
22-May-09 - 04:11 PM
Thread Name: Who is your favourite yodeller?
Subject: Who is your favourite yodeller?
Hi to everyone,
Back in March I contributed to several threads on the theme of yodellers. It occurs to me that it might be worthwhile to ask:
1). who your favourite yodellers are?
2).who do you think the best yodellers are?
3). what are your favourite yodel tracks?
There are of course many potential contenders from around the world but maybe someone out there has a favourite who is not one of the "big names". Also what is it about their style that makes them your favourite.
To start the ball rolling, Ranger Doug once told me that he idolised Roy Rogers and elton Britt but thought the best yodeller was Franzl Lang.
Kenny Roberts however said that elton Britt was his yodel idol, Slim Clark was the fastest he had heard but that Franzl Lang was the overall best yodeller.
I have also heard say that Jimmie Rodgers was the best - not because he did anything spectacular but because what he did was excllent and he always made it fit with the mood of the lyrics. I think Merle haggard said something along similar lines on his famous "Same Train A Different Time" album.
So what does everyone think - serious answers please.