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I thought I would compile a list of some of the greatest yodelers of the classic era and some of their finest recordings. With the help of any interested brethren here, of course.

 

I'll start things of with a favorite of mine, the great Elton Britt's haunting Cowpoke:

 

 

 

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Dave Stamey's powerful version of Cowpoke:

 

 

 

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Eddy Arnold's Cattle Call was a C&W top 40 hit....

 

 

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Uptempo group yodelling from The Sons Of The Pioneers with Bob Nolan subbing for the recently departed Roy Rogers.

 

 

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Sweet dude. Theres always been something kinda creepy about yodeling. I do think its cool though. Thanks for posting. 

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Thrill Hammer -

Sweet dude. Theres always been something kinda creepy about yodeling. I do think its cool though. Thanks for posting. 

Cool. I wasn't sure how much interest there would be but it's the largest forum I have a membership at currently I think. 

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This Frank Ifield classic may have been the only yodelling tune ever to break into the top 40 pop chart where it was a smash hit. A great karaoke challenge for the expert.

 

 

 

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Actually strike that about Ifield being the only yodeler to crack the top 40.

 

Dutch prog rock group Focus rode the yodeling of Thijs van Leer to gold in the early seventies with their big hit Hocus Pocus.

 

 

 

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In for later

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I like the first one, i wanna check out the others later

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I like the first one, i wanna check out the others later

Thank you.

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The legendary Wilf Carter aka Montana Slim's timeless classic:

 

 

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Like many I was first introduced to Wilf Carter's music via the classic Eatmore Bunkhouse commercial

 

 

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no slim whitman, the great martian slayer

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no slim whitman, the great martian slayer

Aha. We're still early in the game here my friend.

 

Slim has an honored place here without a doubt.

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Excellent thread, a real slice of bygone Americana for me
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