Archive for March 31st, 2008

More yodelling please

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Every time I listen to Nanci Griffith singing that cowboy song “Night Rider’s Lament” I get goosebumps when the yodeller kicks in following the lyrics

They’ve never seen the northern lights

Never seen a hawk on the wing

Never seen the spring hit the Great Divide

Oh, they’ve never heard old Camp Cookie sing

<brief yodelling sequence>

….

Why doesn’t the radio have more yodelling?

I’m waiting for yodelling to experience a resurgence in popularity.

Meanwhile here is a YouTube clip with Johnny Cash and Louis Armstrong yodelling the blues.