Friday, April 29, 2011

Y is for Yodel

Y is for Yodel.

A yodel is often thought of when it comes to Switzerland and some music.

Some musicians you may familiar with are:

Yodelin' Slim Clark

Jimmie Rodgers

Wilf Carter Clark

Slim Whitman

Gene Autry

Hank Williams.

Yodeling has been used in songs for movies like "Hocus Pocus" and "Big Business." In "Big Business," one of Bette Midler's characters yodeled in two songs for the show.

I couldn't yodel to save my soul, but I do think it's an art the people I mentioned above mastered as well as those who master opera.