A follow-up to his 2003 introduction to the topic, Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World (Routledge), this new volume continues Plantenga's extensive research and study into the subject of the widespread (though not always properly appreciated) vocal technique known as yodeling.
Among the yodelers one meets in the course of the book are "a thirty-something troubadour-yodeler" from Canada who calls himself Petunia; an extraordinary black yodeler from Washington, D.C., with the very ordinary name of Mike Johnson; the yodeling TV star in Taiwan, Ho Lan; Bollywood's "oddball yodeler" Kishore Kumar; the Italian cabaret singer with multi-colored hair, Roberta Carrieri; Filipino cowboy yodeler Fred Panopio; classical Persian vocalist Parisa; and Canadian resident of Amsterdam and rising opera star Barbara Hannigan.
Summerlin is most famous for his yodeling
skills, which he often displays during the open mic hour at a Local coffee house.
The Swiss were really big on yodeling or juchizn as it's known in their native language, German.
One of the earliest records of yodeling was in the Fourth Century when the Roman Emperor Julian complained about the "wild shrieking sounds coming out of the northern mountains." I guess it's a safe bet he never went into the mountains to take lessons from them.
He transformed yodeling
from a novelty into something "plaintive and disarming," a technique appropriated with great success by singers as different as Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Bob Dylan.
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He is big on the notion of gay identification with female stars, but on actually finding himself in the limelight, it's as though he suppresses the impulse to belt out "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and starts yodeling
twelvetone rows out of Moses und Aron.
I was so envious of this yodeling
that often times I tried to yodel while safely ensconced in our flat.
Daniel has been singing since he was 3, and began yodeling
several years later when someone gave the family an audiocassette: "How to Yodel the Cowboy Way" by yodeler Shirley Field.
She fell in love with cowboy music and began yodeling
VENETA - The Hanson Family Singers will perform country yodeling
and other music today at the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Road.