The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #121064 Message #2642354
Posted By: Arkie
27-May-09 - 08:31 PM
Thread Name: Who is your favourite yodeller?
Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
There are still quite a few exceptional yodelers who have not been recognized. Bill Staines has been mentioned, now, four times. Janet McBride of Mesquite, Texas certainly should be on the list if one is being compiled. She has been an inspiration to many of the younger singers attracted to yodeling and was recognized by Leann Rimes for her influence when Rimes recorded her unique version of "Blue". Janet has deservedly won a number of awards.
An oldtimer who is rarely mentioned among artists who excel at the yodel is Goebel Reeves, the Texas Drifter. I have only heard a couple of recordings by Reeves, and he is a little quirky for my tastes, but I would be interested in what others who are more familiar with him might think.