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Who is your favourite yodeller?

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Subject: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Paul Hazell
Date: 22 May 09 - 04:11 PM

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.

PAUL


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Neil D
Date: 22 May 09 - 04:58 PM

Ranger Doug is a pretty fair hand in his own right, but I have to go with the old Blue Yodeler himself, Jimmy Rodgers. His yodels do fit right in not just the mood of the lyrics but in the rhythn of the song as well.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 22 May 09 - 05:14 PM

Ranger Doug was my first thought too, but then I remembered Roc LaRue and his Rockabilly Yodel, which I find pretty amazing.

Claire


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Bill D
Date: 22 May 09 - 05:34 PM

Well, after hearing Britt do "Chime Bells", it's hard to compare...but I have a morbid fascination with The DeZurik Sisters
   They are quite good at what they do.....


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Arkie
Date: 22 May 09 - 07:13 PM

Elton Britt was exceptional and as has been said about Jimmie Rodgers the yodel was integrated into the rhythm and emotion of his songs in a unique way. Other yodelers I enjoy for various reasons are Marge and Debby Rhodes of Nashville, TN for their harmony yodeling and Kerry Kristenson and David Bradley for the beauty of their yodels.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: kendall
Date: 22 May 09 - 07:24 PM

Wilf Carter (Montana Slim)


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 May 09 - 09:06 PM

Right now my favorite is Switzerland's Melanie Oesch of Oesch's die Dritten. She yodels wonderfully and her regular voice is very good. Also, she's a born performer. It is obvious that she enjoys singing and she genuinely likes her audience.

you can hear her sing by going to YouTube and copying Oesch's die Dritten in the search box.

She's so pretty, too. I enjoy watching her.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 May 09 - 09:15 PM

And then, at the opposite end of the glamour spectrum, there's Sourdough Slim. (but what technique!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEu5PUCWltQ&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 22 May 09 - 10:50 PM

I second Kendall's nomination. Wilf was the best!


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: M.Ted
Date: 23 May 09 - 12:40 AM

Hawaii's Leo Ki'eki'e Singing


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 23 May 09 - 04:00 AM

I've always been fond of the yodelling of the Baka Pygmies:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cATZe_jlc9g


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 23 May 09 - 11:03 AM

Thanks for the links, M Ted and Suibhne. That was interesting.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: olddude
Date: 23 May 09 - 06:16 PM

I also have to agree with the Captain on Montana slim


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Surreysinger
Date: 23 May 09 - 08:51 PM

Amen to the de Zurik (aka Cackle) Sisters.... :-)


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 May 09 - 08:57 PM

You people have favorites???? Yer weird.....


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 23 May 09 - 09:00 PM

Surrealist yodelling:

Nina Hagen, African Reggae

Georgian yodelling


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 23 May 09 - 10:23 PM

Many spoken of here are great, but for pure technical ability combined with real listenability, I have to give a slight edge to Bill Staines. --- 15 or 20 years ago, Bill was the best.

Art


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Melissa
Date: 24 May 09 - 04:16 AM

having just run across a pre-Rodgers recording of Riley Puckett, I'm enchanted by him for the moment.
Mary Schneider fascinates me for her apparent doublejointed throat.

I'm with Art on Bill Staines for listenability. He and Ranger Doug are two I can think of offhand that don't wear me out quickly.
For listenability, Jimmie Rodgers is low on my list..but I sure do like him--in very small doses.

Patsy Montana impresses me for her early success and ability to still yodel well after so many years.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 24 May 09 - 05:58 AM

Jimmy Rodgers, still some footasge on youtube.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Leadbelly
Date: 24 May 09 - 02:49 PM

Louis Armstrong did a wonderful vocal version of "Erzherzog Johann Jodler". It's on an extreme rare record I bought in Vienna in the 60'.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Will Fly
Date: 24 May 09 - 06:13 PM

Jimmie Rogers made it sound natural and part of the songs - he was excellent. I'm not a great fan of yodelling, but Rogers was good.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Arkie
Date: 24 May 09 - 07:03 PM

Patsy Montana certainly belongs on any list of favorite yodelers and she was also an influence on many and going strong up until her death and a fine, gracious lady. I've also enjoyed Slim Whitman, Kenny Rogers, and Frank Ifield who could create interest in a song by inserting a falsetto note or two.

And then there is:


Yodeling Bill Haley


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 May 09 - 08:45 PM

Bill Haley!? Who'd a thunk it? Thanks for the link.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 25 May 09 - 07:22 PM

Wow - Bill Haley. I'm impressed!

My (revised) list in no particular order.

On any given day I'll listen to one more than others.
OK, OK, Frank Ifield, Roy Rogers and Rex Allen are my biggest influences.

GUYS: Roy Rogers, Rex Allen, Frank Ifield, Elton Britt, Slim Whitman, Bill Staines, and now Bill Haley,Kenny Roberts, Ranger Doug Green, Wilf Carter, Montana Slim, (although I'm not sure which of the last two I like better!), Merle Travis and Marty Robbins.

GALS: Carolina Cotton, Patsy Montana, Rosalie Allen, the De Zurik Sisters,Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.


Seamus


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 25 May 09 - 07:41 PM

Just found this on YouTube:


Rosalie Allen

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 25 May 09 - 07:42 PM

One of those questions like "who is your favourite bodhran-player" which might tend to invite unkind responses.

I'm rather encouraged that this thread hasn't worked out that way.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 25 May 09 - 08:27 PM

Oi Seamus, what's wrong with Jimmie Rodgers? ( Don't worry, I won't do a Lizzie Cornish on him)


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: pdq
Date: 25 May 09 - 08:38 PM

Did someone really mean Kenny Rodgers, the gravel-voiced pop singer from the 1980s?

Roy Rogers and Jimmie Rodgers could yodel. So could Kenny Roberts.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 25 May 09 - 09:32 PM

Tug - nothing wrong with Jimmie Rodgers; I found his yodeling to very plain and unornamented, just not my cuppa joe.

I really enjoy the yodelling pyrotechnics of a Frank Ifield or Rex Allen or all the others I mentioned.

However, I love Jimmie Rodgers' songwriting and singing.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 25 May 09 - 09:34 PM

As a quick follow-up: JR did pretty much the same yodel in his songs.

If you listen to Rex Allen singing 'Yodeling Crazy' he does 4 or 5 different yodels in the song.

Unfortunately, I can't provide a link.

Let me go look on YouTube.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Arkie
Date: 25 May 09 - 10:10 PM

Actually, I meant Kenny Roberts, not Rogers. My fingers don't always type what they are told.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: topical tom
Date: 25 May 09 - 11:28 PM

I agree with those who named Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) as the best, although for a blues yodelling style Jimmie Rodgers is right up there with Wilf. Great ones both!


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Cats
Date: 26 May 09 - 07:58 AM

If you go onto Youtube and put in Cat yodeling you will find an excellent piece that puts a whole new slant on it.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GLoux
Date: 26 May 09 - 09:08 AM

John Lilly is a wonderful yodeler. He wrote a song, A Little Yodel (Goes A Long Way), that is great.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: pdq
Date: 26 May 09 - 09:17 AM

Don Edwards ain't too bad when it comes to yodelling. Puts on a good show, too. Not bad for a boy from New Jersey.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 May 09 - 01:45 PM

Wylie Gustafsen quite literally wrote the book on yodeling.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 May 09 - 02:03 PM

Arkie mentioned Kerry Kristensen' upthread. That should be Kerry Christensen.   

http://www.kerrychristensen.com/about/index.html

Kerry is a present-day American who learned to yodel in Europe. He's great, and he does both Alpine and cowboy yodeling. His regular voice is warm and beautiful and his yodeling is fantastic. You can search for his name on YouTube and hear a number of his songs.

He sells a CD on how to yodel and freely admits that grandparents buy it for grandkids so as to get revenge on the hapless generation in-between.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,CupOfTea, no cookies
Date: 26 May 09 - 02:07 PM

Just for the sheer fun and silliness of it: Lou & Peter Berryman doing their "Double Yodel"

It's a tour de farce in the yodeling sweepstakes

Joanne in Cleveland


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell
Date: 26 May 09 - 03:11 PM

I`m no expert but I must one of the great funny men Chick Murray


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 26 May 09 - 03:20 PM

Captain Farrell - do you mean Chic Murray, the old time Scottish comedian?
If so, I've gotta check him out.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: gnu
Date: 26 May 09 - 03:27 PM

Ye Old Lady Whoooo...

Sorry... sometimes, I just can't stop myself.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Captain Farrell
Date: 26 May 09 - 03:46 PM

Got it in one Seamus


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 27 May 09 - 02:17 AM

Captain Farrell - I hope you get Whiskey in your jar.
I went to YouTube and found a bunch of brilliant Chic Murray comedy routines, but no yodeling.
Can you suggest a recording that may have some of his yodeling onit, please?

BTW, his comedy is seriously brilliant with lots of wordplay and surreal bits.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,MeadowMuskrat
Date: 27 May 09 - 06:28 PM

I'm surprised no one mentioned Bill Staines. I think he won a national championship one year.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: kendall
Date: 27 May 09 - 07:27 PM

In his day, Yodeling Slim Clark was among the best.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Arkie
Date: 27 May 09 - 08:31 PM

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.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 27 May 09 - 08:58 PM

For sheer yodeling fun try this. Watch a Seamus Kennedy festival audience do a double-take as they discover 1.the Irish guy yodels, and 2. he is very good at it. Priceless.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Mark Ross
Date: 27 May 09 - 11:41 PM

Has anyone listened to Bob Bovee? A great yodeler. Also Paul Siebel used to do the best versions of Jimmy Rogers and Hank Williams.


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 28 May 09 - 12:17 AM

Phil - you mean like this:
here

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Paul Hazell
Date: 28 May 09 - 03:16 AM

Chic Murray was a nice, easy yodeller. His best known recording was the country classic "Satisfied Mind" which had a gentle, tyrolean style yodel in it. The recording was included on EMI UK's compilation "Yodelling Crazy" released around 1992 if I remember correctly.

The set might be worth checking out as it has recordings from US, Australia, UK, Germany, etc and ranges from 1990s back to 1920s. Do not confuse with a current budget collection with the same title that is currently doing the rounds. This on EMI UK but was also distributed by EMI Australia and EMI Europe.

Keep yodelin'....this is fascinating!

By the way, I agree that Bill Staines is / was great by why doesn't he do it on his recordings? I have several LPs / CDs and only about 3 or 4 with a yodel

PAUL


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,captain farrell
Date: 28 May 09 - 06:34 AM

Sorry Seamus cant help I just remember him from the ye olde B/W TV days
Chic Murray and Maidie brilliant musical comedy.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: kendall
Date: 28 May 09 - 06:58 AM

Seamus! Brilliant! Can you do it in 6/8 time?

Goebel Reeves wrote Weary Hobo but his singing of it was for the birds. And his yodeling was for S**T.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 28 May 09 - 08:37 AM

Exactly like that, Seamus, thanks.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 May 09 - 09:24 AM

Thanks for the link to Seamus Kennedy yodeling. I like hearing the yodelers being discussed.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 28 May 09 - 10:53 AM

Kendall - thanks. I choose not to do it in 6/8 time because people want to dance an Irish jig to it!

Paul thanks for the heads up on Chic Murray - I'll have to track down that collection.

What is it about singer/comedians that makes us want to yodel ? *G*

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Mark Ross
Date: 28 May 09 - 11:49 AM

I love Goebel Reeves yodeling Kendall, but de gustibus non est dispuntandum I guess.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Kendall
Date: 28 May 09 - 12:05 PM

It takes all kinds, and I'm glad I'm not one of them.

Actually, the only time I have heard him yodel is on his version of Weary Hobo.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 May 09 - 12:27 PM

Yodeling doesn't have to be comic. Go to YouTube and search for 'Yodel Choir' and you will hear yodeling which has no comedy and no oom-pah.

Yodelling uses all the skills a singer has. It is the vocal equivalent of a top gymnast flying around the parallel bars at top speed. Yodelling is an example of a basic human drive - the drive to show off.

Here's a video of a Angela Wiedl of Germany singing to an audience in Michigan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAqlvhjgLjM&feature=related

She sings from B-flat below the staff up to an F at the top of the staff. Her low notes are rich and her high notes are sweet. When she yodels, she yodels very fast and she whips from her chest voice to her head voice with amazing rapidity. These are things we look for in a good yodeler.

The audience is courteous and attentive. They know what she's accomplishing, and they like it. This rapport with the audience is another thing I like about the world of yodeling.

A yodel song usually has two parts, a story told in verses (narrative) which alternates with yodeling. My personal standard is that the narrative voice must be nice to listen to. It doesn't matter to me how fancy the yodelling if the narrative voice is ugly. In other words, out goes Jimmy Rodgers...


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 May 09 - 12:31 PM

oops! Here's the link to Angela:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-iDOov3XW0&feature=PlayList&p=8AEE6785E7E32A51&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=43


The link right above is to a yodel choir. Well worth a listen.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Stringsinger
Date: 28 May 09 - 07:27 PM

The DeZurik Sisters. Fantastic. (AKA The Cackle Sisters)


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Aug 09 - 10:49 PM

David Bradley. Check out his work at borntoyodel.com Outstanding!! Some may be better known, but none can yodel better and sing too. Bad site. Great music!!


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 10 Aug 09 - 10:53 PM

Thanks for the recommendation, Guest. David Bradley is good.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: open mike
Date: 10 Aug 09 - 11:58 PM

Rap--are we the only ones who know about Wylie??!!

wyliewebsite.com/ His band is called the Wild West

Wylie Gustafson gives yodelling workshops...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5esIZeMfnc&feature=related
and has had his yodel captured by Yahoo!
as their signature sound.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJHN3XnnlBk

Yodelling Fool


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Severn
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 04:43 PM

I wouldn't put him as the best, but I greatly enjpyes the late Don Walser, "The Pavorotti Of The Plains"


I just found a present for a friend who once made me a yodeling compellation CD. I have yet to listen to the intended gift, but it is a 2-CD sey of Mary Schneider-"Australia's Queen Of Yodeling" called "Yodelling The Classics: The Complete Collection". Maybe I should crack it open and give you a report.....


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 11:25 PM

Bill Staines


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: open mike
Date: 11 Aug 09 - 11:49 PM

http://www.donwalser.com/


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 12 Aug 09 - 08:27 AM

The Dezurik Sisters, the amazing Yodelin' Slim Clark, and the Girls of the Golden West, with a special mention of Elton Britt, not for "Chime Bells," which is great, but for "Cowpoke," which is better.

No account of yodeling would be complete, either, without the ultra-mellow duo and trio yodeling of the hugely talented *original* Sons of the Pioneers of the 1930s.

And for easy, slow and spine-shivering, the blues singer Tommy Johnson (especially "Cool Drink of Water Blues") and the man who learned from that style, Jimmie Rodgers and his blue yodels. Not all yodels need to be athletic to qualify!

Bob


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Yodelling Fan
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 01:08 PM

Personally I have found that my favorite in Canada's top yodeller Leo "Little Slim" Celsie. He has also just passed away August 31, 2009. Do a search on him on the internet. He is fantastic!

Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Paul Hazell
Date: 12 Jun 10 - 02:48 PM

it's great to see that somany people are still appreciating the yodellers. The BBC's Radio 2 is planning a 1 hour special on the subject in August.

Goebel Reeves (The Texas Drifter) has taken some hits in this thread. In my view he was an excellent yodeller - listen to his uptempo recording of "Happy Days" to hear his unique "gurgle" or "trill" yodel! If you then track down Tex Morton's incredible version of "Big Rock Candy Mountain" you will be able to hear the result of merging the Reeves trill into the yodels of Harry Torrani!!

Mention should also be made of Belgium's singing, whistling yodeller Bobbejaan Schoepen who - despite his reputation for novelty and comedy songs - had a beautiful singing voice and a sweet, powerful yodel. He passed away a couple of weeks ago - a great old gentleman and a multi-talented showman.

Australia has produced some superb yodellers. Several have been mentioned already but check out Buddy Williams, Shirley Thoms, Gordon Parsons, Reg Lindsay, Tim McNamara, Smoky Dawson, Tom & Ted LeGarde, Lily Conners, Johanna Hemara, The McKean Sisters (Joy & Heather) - and that's just for starters.

Ronnie Ronalde was a great yodeller - not one for the vocal gymnastics but his falsetto was incredibly pure and powerful.

Also the English Music hall singer G H Elliott could yodel well - his music is not heard much now because many of his songs were pseudo-black songs and use terms that are no longer socially acceptable. His music was never intended to offend - it was innocent and happy. His vocal range was amazing -listen to his 1950s recording of "In Carolina"

Harry Lester & His Hayseeds featured a superb yodeller who was billed as "Goofus" - anybody know who he was?

Finally, who is familiar with the old-time music hall yodeller George Van Dusen?

That will do from me for now!!

Keep yodellin'

PAUL


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Francy
Date: 12 Jun 10 - 03:04 PM

Have a listen to Rick Crowder aka Sourdough Slim......Frank of Toledo


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Mrtee
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 02:07 AM

Jimmy Rodgers, Elton Britt, and Slim Whitman


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 02:29 AM

Tarzan of the Apes.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 02:17 AM

open mike, thanks for the link to Wylie Gustafson. I enjoyed his singing.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: DonMeixner
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 02:30 AM

Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer are tops on my list, The follow as they come to mind in no particular order.
Frank Ifeild
Ranger Doug Greene
Bill Staines
Sourdough Slim
Seamus Kennedy
Andy Cohen

Don Meixner


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 02:40 AM

Here's something interesting.

A few years ago, a woman with a doctorate in choral directing came to give our church choir some tips. She told that us that some people with southern accents use 'umlauts' or front vowels. I didn't believe her. But I've been listening since then, and she's right.

Here's a link to a nice song with yodeling by Frank Ifield. (I came across it while searching for some of the singers mentioned here.) Listen when he sings 'true' and other words with a long u sound. There's a long e sound in the u's. That's an umlaut.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQAMXQosWR8&feature=related

When I learned about umlauts in German class as a fourteen-year-old, I never thought I would be hearing them in American country music.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Yenelli Bellie
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 11:59 PM

Franz Lang -- Holy Moley -- makes me levitate!
We were blessed to have him at a Zeltfest in Puyallup (thank you Herb Marks)!
You'll levitate, too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85o9rugVoJU


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Sep 10 - 06:32 AM

John Prior from Llantrisant Folk Club!
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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: puck
Date: 06 Sep 10 - 06:35 AM

Sorry - above comment is me
P


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: The Sandman
Date: 06 Sep 10 - 05:04 PM

bill haley,s yodelling was fantastic


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 06 Sep 10 - 06:41 PM

Hi, Yenelli Bellie. I know what you mean about Franzl Lang. Here's the URL for a video of him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKofKCziiG4

Schweik, can you provide a link to Bill Haley's yodeling? I'd be interested in hearing it.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: The Sandman
Date: 06 Sep 10 - 06:49 PM

leenia, its on this thread
its this post
Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Arkie - PM
Date: 24 May 09 - 07:03 PM

Patsy Montana certainly belongs on any list of favorite yodelers and she was also an influence on many and going strong up until her death and a fine, gracious lady. I've also enjoyed Slim Whitman, Kenny Rogers, and Frank Ifield who could create interest in a song by inserting a falsetto note or two.

And then there is:


Yodeling Bill Haley


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 11:42 AM

Thanks. He sure can warble!


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: kendall
Date: 07 Sep 10 - 12:20 PM

Seamus Kennedy


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Anita, California
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 03:58 PM

one of the best yodelers in the world today must be Jim Whitman. I remember buying one of his albums in England in 1985 whilst on holiday in Great Yarmouth with such great yodeling in song like 'Yodel me a lovesong' and Indiam Maiden. whilst on holiday in Ireland this year to my surprise Jim was doing a show near where we stayed. His yodeling that night was supurb rattling of songs like 'She Taught me To Yodel' 'Chimbells' 'Indian Lovecall' 'Storm Clouds' 'The Skaters Waltz Yodel' how he hits those high notes is amazing and the long yodel note in 'Chimbels' had every standing to applause. He is definately the best today.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 04:49 PM

i was amazed that bill haley was a yodeller and a very good one.
I used to think the comets were excellent and slightly better than Bill, BUT Bills yodelling clip shows how versatile he was.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Arkie
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 06:05 PM

Have enjoyed remembering folks that I have not thought about for some time and discovering others as well in this thread.

And of course there has to be yodelers on America's Got Talent.
I thought this young lady was pretty good. I sure preferred her to the two young ladies who burped "Take Me Out to the Ballgame". This was from 2007.

Taylor Ware


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 09:21 PM

Hello, Arkie. I've watched Taylor's videos more than once. She is really good.

Anita, thanks for telling about Jim Whitman. I listened to his videos on YouTube. He's good. I'm glad to hear he was well-received in Ireland. Love his beautiful red hair!


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 10:09 PM

Are Jim Whitman and Slim Whitman two different people? If so is there a relationship between them? At least some of the songs mentioned were done by Slim, but I believe that his real given name is Ottis.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Arkie
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 02:08 PM

Sandy, I think that Jim and Slim are different people but have no idea if they are related. I do think there is some resemblance but am no expert in these matters.

Some interest in Bill Haley has been shown here. I am no expert there either but several years back I stumbled upon several reissues from Haley's early days. Back in the 1940s before he became a rock and roll icon, Haley's primary interest was country and western music. Early bands bore the names of Texas Range Riders, Four Aces of Western Swing, and the Saddlemen.

He recorded such songs as Wreck on the Highway, The Covered Wagon Rolled Right Along, Ten Gallon Stetson, Yodel Your Blues Away, My Palomino and I, and Candy Kisses.

Here is a link to one of those reissues.

Bill Haley


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Ben Johnson Tyne & Wear
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 02:17 PM

I wondered when someone was going to mention Jim Whitman, Jim has been around for a long time and still in big demand, try booking him and you may have to wait a year. There are many great yodellers but their singing voice lets them down. There are only to yodellers that have a fantastic singing voice as well as a great yodel. Jim Whitman and Slim Whitman are not just great yodellers but they have fantastic singing voices able to sing any type of song.By the way,Jim Whitman holds the Guinness book of records for the longest yodel, 30hours 1 minute. which he did for Children In Need at the BBC studios Newcastle. Jim also holds the world fastest yodel record, 10 yodel tones in .88sec. I've just bought Jims latest albums. Jim Whitman-The Yodelling Legend. (Fantastic Yodelling) The very Best of Jim Whitman. full of great new yodelling songs written by Jim and Jim Whitman-Greatest Hits. 3 albums I just can't stop playing.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 07:50 PM

Thanks for the replies! I admit that I never heard of Jim Whitman before but I found this on YouTube. He is very good indeed!

Jim Whitman


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 11:25 PM

Whoa Nellie! I've just added Jim Whitman to my list of favorite yodelers. Excellent technique and projection. Wow!


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: buddhuu
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 04:50 AM

Thijs Van Leer!


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 10:24 AM

"There are only two yodellers that have a fantastic singing voice as well as a great yodel."

Not so. Kerry Christensen has a fine singing voice, and so does Melanie Oesch.

But I agree with you, Ben, that in order to qualify as a good entertainer a person needs to be able to sing well both ways.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: orlando058
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 10:28 AM

Just bought JIM WHITMAN - The yodelling Legend and JIM WHITMAN The Very Best Of. What a yodeller, just fantastic. The long-held high notes on Chimmbells and The Skaters Waltz Yodel are amazing.Storm Clouds / Yodelling My Honky Tonk Blues / Wild Horses, are some of the very best yodelling songs I have hear for a long, long time. Found Jim on Facebook and his Web. Jim Whitman - The Fastest Yodeller. Hoping to book Jim for my club. Had a word with his Management: Dionysia Conway in Lincolnshire and found out more about this great yodeller, what a nice lady and so helpful. Anybody interested in Jim Whitman should give her a call:01529469270 or Mobile: 07751769431.Dionysia told me about Jim's new album 'The green Fields Of Ireland' an album of Jim's own self-penned Irish Ballads.My copy is on it's way, can't wait.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Ronny Coulter
Date: 15 Sep 10 - 10:29 AM

I have been a great admirer of Jim Whitman for a long time he has done so much for charity over the years.You couldn't meet a nicer person. Here's a little known fact about Jim. In 1977 The Hillsiders from Liverpool were recording an album called 'Goodbye Scottie Road' a young Jim Whitman was asked to record 2 tracks for the album. The tracks were, 'Rose Marie' and 'redwing'. Jim Sounded so much like Slim on these two tracks they wouldn't let him use his own name is case people thought it was a mis-print so they put the tracks out as Rory Kain. I've heard Jim so many times over the years, like Slim he knows how to hold an audience. Jim always does a great tribute to Slim a medley consisting of, China Doll/Fool/Lovesong of The Waterfall ending with I'll take you home again Kathleen' you could close your eyes and swear it was Slim.His latest album 'Yodelling Legend'is a must for any yodelling fan. Jim's rendition of 'The Skaters Waltz Yodel' is a great tribute to Elton Britt.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Stringsinger
Date: 15 Sep 10 - 11:30 AM

Two are my faves, the Dsurik Sisters and Emmett Miller from Macon GA who was the inspiration for Bob Wills and Hank Williams when he did "Lovesick Blues".


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,slim murphy
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 06:43 AM

i can confirn that jim and slim are not related as jim is my father .


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 07:37 AM

100. so faron the thread, as regards technique and taste, Bill Haley


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: DonMeixner
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 11:43 AM

I spent a p[leasant evening playing with Seamus and it included some yodeling. I can attest to the fact that Seamus is pretty OK at the sport of yodeling.

He makes my list.

Don


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Doc Halliday
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 08:33 PM

Just been to see the Jim Whitman show tonight. What a fantastic night. Everybody was amazed at the range of his voice and yodelling. The very best.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Kath Armstrong
Date: 26 Sep 10 - 09:20 AM

Just been listening to Jim Whitman on youtube stormclouds excellent. I love There's a tree in the meadow what a lovely voice.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Rocky
Date: 26 Sep 10 - 03:50 PM

Never heard of Jim Whitman before but i've been listening to him on utube and he's good. He get's my vote. what a great yodeler.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,icwis
Date: 26 Sep 10 - 10:54 PM

My vote goes to Rod Erickson.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Betty randall Alabama
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 03:56 AM

I've collected all the great yodelers. I've just been listening to Jim Whitman on Utube.Where's he from? Beautiful singer and great yodeler. Love the song A stolen kiss and There's a tree in the meadow. can anyone tell me where is he from?


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Dionysia Conway
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 07:23 AM

Many Thanks for all your kind comments about Jim Whitman, I will pass them on. Unfortunatley Jim is now fully booked up for this year but we do have a few free dates for 2011. If anybody is interested please call me on 07751 769431.

In answer to several questions on here, no, Slim Whitman and Jim are not related!
Jim is originally from Downpatrick in Northern Ireland.

Hope this answers a few questions! I will try and check back here regularly so if there are any more questions fire away or as Jim would say "Shoot"!


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 11:00 AM

Hi, icwis. Thanks for the mention of Rod Erickson. I had never heard of him before.

Guys, I have found a video that we can use to drive the Brits right up the wall! It combines yodelling, 'Wimoweh' and shrill little kids. Dynamite!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4Ypayy8Nnc&feature=related

Rod Erickson's singing shows one difference between Alpine and Western yodelling. Alpine has a lot more consonants.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Peter Ford Australia.
Date: 01 Oct 10 - 02:36 PM

Just bought Jim Whitman - the yodeling legend - you must hear the skaters waltz yodel, that's just amazing. That long high note is something else. Definately the best yodeler I've ever heard.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 09:29 AM

best mudcat readers,

In working on yodel book 2, i've come across 100s of wonderful yodelers but 4 that immediately come to mind are Carolina Cotton, Leon Thomas [jazz], and Cliff Carlisle - all 3 unfairly under-regarded and then there is the brilliant Bollywood yodeler Kishore Kumar. all will be featured in YODEL IN HIFI. i will make note in this long thread of the yodelers who i've never heard of and investigate them before i finish the book...

thanx,

bart plantenga


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 08:43 PM

I think the German singer Peter Hinnen has a wonderful voice. However, his singing is often overshadowed by schlock.

Here's a yodel tune which showcases the amazing sweetness of his voice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccdupY2GIdM&feature=related

(That should take you to the Ku Ku Yodel on YouTube.)


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Mark
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 03:28 AM

The Dezurik sisters are amazing. And this track has the best end of any song ever!


Arizona Yodeller


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 25 Oct 10 - 09:58 AM

Thanks, Mark. They had such sweet voices!

I see from your link that they were from Minnesota. Nice to know.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 12:54 AM

For a great voice and sweet yodeling, here's one of my favorites:
the real Arizona yodeler


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 09:35 AM

Thanks for the tip, Seamus. (Rex Allen Sr)


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Don Andrews
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 04:24 AM

I've been reading here about Jim Whitman and I've listened to him on Youtube, he seems to have appeared out of nowhere, does anyone know anything about him, I never heard of him before, but he is a great yodeler no doubt, sounds very much like Slim Whitman in some of his songs.I'd be grateful for any information about him and if possible, where to get hold of his albums.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,bart plantenga
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 12:15 PM

dear leadbelly, would LOVE to have more info on the louis armstrong yodel on the herzog johan yodel. i've never found any freference to this and i'm always interested in odd cultural mashings like this.

bart plantenga
yodel-ay-ee-oooo
yodel in hifi


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 01:18 PM

Roy Rogers was my first favorite yodeler.

Currently I enjoy hearing Bill Staines in person doing some yodeling,
and my favorite track is Don Edwards accompanying Nanci Griffith
on Night Riders Lament. Makes the hair stand up on my arms.

Does anyone know if there's an online yodeling lesson?


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: tritoneman
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 07:05 AM

In the late 1960's I used to see Brian Golbey in the UK folk clubs. He was a great yodeller. His rendition of 'When The Ice-Worm Nests Again' was a wonder.....
By the way, does anyone know if Brian Golbey is still around?


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 10:16 AM

Hi, lefty, from a lefthanded writer and diner. Thanks for the tip about Don Edwards. I found the song that makes your hair stand on end on YouTube.


NR Lament

It's a fine example of western yodeling.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: open mike
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 01:55 AM

I am at the moment enjoying the national (international) cowboy gathering in elko, nv, where there are many excellant yodellers
from 9 - 90 years old. Sourdough Slim, gary mcmahon, Wylie gustofson,
and many ohers are here thiws weekend. One the way here we listened to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goebel_Reeves who claims to have taught
Jimmie Rogers and Woodie Guthrie to yodel. a.k.a "The Texas Drifter" he had a huge variety of yodelling styles he sang.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 11:28 AM

Congratulations! I wish I were there with you.

Thanks for sharing the info on a good place to hear yodellers.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 11:44 AM

I grow old … I grow old …      
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?

=====================
I've never figured out how to part my hair behind. I have dared to eat a peach.

Now I've gone one step more. Inspired by this thread, I have just ordered Kerry Christensen's CD 'U2 can Yodel.' Look out, world!


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Don Firth
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 05:02 PM

Nobody. . . .

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 05:22 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcGyIjTq2hc


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 11:49 PM

Open Mike said:
"One the way here we listened to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goebel_Reeves who claims to have taught
Jimmie Rogers and Woodie Guthrie to yodel. a.k.a "The Texas Drifter" he had a huge variety of yodelling styles he sang"
Goebel wrote Hobo's Lullaby which Guthrie recorded, so there may be some creditability there. Goebel's recording of the song has a couple of extra verses and yodelling as well but it doesn't seem to fit to my ear. In any case it's his song so who am I to judge!


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 01:15 AM

Thanks, for the link Schweik. That is impressive technique! And I loved the picture of Haley shaking hands with Her Majesty.

She knows what's good.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 21 Feb 11 - 12:37 AM

I came across a virtuoso while surfing YouTube: Del Shannon.

Have a listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28bzXLHegRc&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 21 Feb 11 - 05:14 AM

In England, there were really only two really great yodellers on the English country scene.

One of course was Frank Ifield. the other was the late Keith Manifold. Keith must have gigged every inch of England in the 1970's and eighties. he did well on the Hughie Greene version of opportunity knocks - only narrowly beaten by Lena Zavaroni. I think every cowboy in England voted for him.

Yodelling always sounded a bit weird to me. i did a gig one night in Oswestry with a bloke who yodelled Abide with Me as the climax of his act. he went down a storm. I sort of felt, which planet have I landed on now.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 21 Feb 11 - 09:50 AM

Thanks for the names, Alan. (I see that Frank Ifield is mentioned once above.) I'd never heard of him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lnfAXJfrZM


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 21 Feb 11 - 09:53 AM

Unfortunately, searching YouTube for Keith Manifold merely produces videos about muscle cars.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Paul Hazell
Date: 22 Feb 11 - 02:40 PM

FRANK IFIELD

Frank Ifield these days lives in Australia (where he did most of his growing up) and still works in the business but no longer performing. If you want to know more about him check out www.frankifield.com

Back in the 50s he yodelled on a lot of his records and you might want to seek out "The Yodelling Cowboy Years" on the UK Jasmine label at www.jasmine-records.co.uk or the 3CD budget set "The Complete A & B Sides" on EMI Gold. The former is early Australian material with lots of actual yodelling, the latter presents his EMI UK recordings and some Nashville cuts from the 60s when he yodelled less but had one of the best voice-break voices in the business. He did a lot of amazing falsetto breaks on his records.

Frank was the first artiste to have 3 consecutive No 1 hits in the UK pop charts ("I Remember You", "Lovesick Blues" and "The Wayward Wind" in 1962) and gave the Beatles their first break outside Liverpool.

KEITH MANIFOLD

Keith Manifold was a country fan as well as a singer and he loved yodelling. He made several albums (vinyl) - mainly on the UK Westwood label and you can probably find some of them if you search www.gemm.com. He was a real gentleman and lived in Matlock Bath in Derbyshire, England.

YODELLERS ON RADIO

By the way, I am now presenting a 3 hour country show every 2 weeks on a Sunday from 6pm-9pm UK time. I am playing all types and styles of country music from the 20s to the modern day but the emphasis is on the more traditional sounds. I always try to include some yodellers as few stations seem to play them these days.

Next show is Sunday 6th March and you can find the show and listen live on www.uckfieldfm.co.uk. I have played a lot of yodellers including this thread's own seamus Kennedy!!

If you can listen I would welcome your comments and requests. Send to studio@uckfieldfm.co.uk

Best regards to all

PAUL


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 22 Feb 11 - 10:38 PM

Thanks for the info, Paul, and good luck with your radio show.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Jim Whitman
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 02:08 PM

someone told me about this site recently and I'd like to take this opportunity to ask all you wonderful people who love yodelling to help me raise funds for MENINGITIS TRUST. I have been yodelling for just over 40 years and a lot of the songs I sing are my own compositions. We have now put together a compilation of 12 songs on A DVD, 9 of which are my own songs, we hope to release this DVD shortly to help raise funds for MENINGITIS TRUST. JIM WHITMAN - THERE'S A TREE IN THE MEADOW.   Tracks on the album are as follows: Storm Clouds / When You Were Sweet Sixteen / Indian maiden / Chimebells / In Annalee / The Christmas cowboy / There's A Tree In The meadow / The Skater's waltz Yodel / Rio Sian / Yodel Me A Lovesong / Mississippi Indian Man / Wild Californian Rose.
All these songs have been beautifully illustrated on video.The DVD album is available from my website: www.jimwhitman.webs.com and from other outlets. Any one interested can also contact me at my email address: jim.whitman058@btinternet.com If you are on Facebook contact me for more information.Look forward to hearing from you all. Jim Whitman.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 02:51 PM

The Meningitis Trust is a U.K. outfit.

The DVD sounds great.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Dick from yodeling heaven
Date: 09 Dec 11 - 11:31 AM

Greetings to all your yodeling fans. My favorite yodeler was "YODELING JIM DEMPSEY" up here in Canada. He yodeled all over Canada from the 30's to the 90's. I don't think HE recorded anything except for what is recorded in my memories. Please take my word for it HE was the best there was and the best there ever will be. That's because he is my DAD.Don Walser and Jim Whitman are both in my DAD's class. Thanks for your time. P.S. That's "YODELING JIM DEMPSEY" and he had a hell of a right and HIS left wasn't too bad either. DICK DEMPSEY


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 Dec 11 - 11:34 AM

Thanks, Dick. It's always good to know that there is another fan of yodeling in this world.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Bill D
Date: 09 Dec 11 - 12:45 PM

All those wonderful links led me to THIS...brace yourselves


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Kendall
Date: 09 Dec 11 - 02:03 PM

Seamus Kennedy


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Not-Logged-in Iona
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 07:47 PM

I think Rex Allen and Roy Rogers are the best yodelers. Two completely different techniques. Elton Britt's yodels, from what I've heard, are good, but I can do them, so they can't be *that* good. :D Hee hee! I yodel some, but my breaks aren't as clean as they should be, yet. I'm still practicing!


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,DrWord
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 12:24 AM

I grew up with Yodelin' Slim Clark. Whilst untangling this thread I've been smiling as I recall his lyrics. Smiles~fantastic thread! Thanks for the many suggestions.
I often have the pleasure of hearing Manitoba's own Stu Clayton, most recently at an epilepsy fundraiser. Stu is a great traditional 'western' yodeler, and a fine gentleman. His daughter, Juanita Clayton, has taken up the habit, and is now an award-winning yodeler as well. Thanks again for the thread, Paul. Keep on yodelin'!

keep on pickin'
dennis


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 01:48 AM

Another great to consider:Johnny White


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Arkie
Date: 27 Oct 12 - 06:53 PM

Mary Schneider has been mentioned a couple of times so far. I have no idea who billed her as the Australian Yodeling Queen and am in no position to comment on whether the title is deserved but she is a formidable talent. She may not appeal to everyone but surely some folks will like what she does. She is well represented on youtube.

Clarinet Polka

Mockingbird Yodel

This is a different Mockingbird Yodel than is sung by Carolina Cotton and other country and western swing singers. A search on youtube for Mockingbird Yodel will turn up several fine Aussie yodelers including Angela Hayden and Dianna Corcoran. You can also find Wanda Jackson and the Cowboy Yodel.


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 01:28 PM

Tom Hawk, the Yodeling Professor, is most excellent. And he's a great story, too. This is a link to his web site. Full disclosure: he is a friend of mine.
http://www.tomhawkyodeler.com


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST
Date: 22 May 13 - 03:08 AM

My favorite yodelers are too many to mention but they include Leon thomas [jazz, worked with Pharoah Sanders], Kishore Kumar [Bollywood], Shelley Hirsch [NY, avant-garde], Kenny Roberts, Cliff Carlisle, Randy Erwin, Mike Johnson - all for their own qualities. but if you'd indulge me and check out some of my recent yodel-themed radio shows many of them are included there
on WFMU [NY]: http://www.mixcloud.com/wreckthismess/wreck-the-drummers-yodel/
on Resonance FM [London]: http://www.mixcloud.com/wreckthismess/wreck-yodel-in-hifi-resonance/
on BBC: http://www.mixcloud.com/wreckthismess/wreck-dub-wire-yodel/
on Radio Patapoe in honor of Kenny Roberts: http://www.mixcloud.com/wreckthismess/wreck-yodelin-kenny-roberts/

bart


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST
Date: 22 May 13 - 03:10 AM

most of my favorites including Cliff Ledger, Erika Stucky, Phil Minton & Christine Lauterburg are enthused about in my new book: YODEL IN HIFI: FROM KITSCH FOLK TO MODERN ELECTRONICA. you can find more info at: http://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/4594.htm


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Subject: RE: Who is your favourite yodeller?
From: GUEST,Yodeling Dick Brooks-WWOVFM.COM-9AM Sat.
Date: 11 Jun 17 - 10:28 AM

I have two. Elton Britt and Wilf Carter. I don't think either of them ever made a poor recording. Many others (including myself) are imperfect yodelers. They crack or strain.
'Though I have not heard her in years, I recall Carolina Cotton as the best among the females(I have to get her recordings).


Yodeling Dick (Richard Bruce Morriale)


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