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Old 09-18-2009, 06:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh, I didn't much care for Gitti & Erica to be honest. We can't all like the same though.

Here's the rather awful but hilarious "Tritsch Tratsch Polka Yodel" I was looking for earlier but couldn't find. If you want to try a yodeling experiment, try waking your spouse by putting this on the stereo and see what happens.

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Old 09-18-2009, 09:26 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I think I first encountered yodeling on an old record (yes, one of those large, flat, dark round objects) of the story of "Heidi" complete with lovely songs that I listened to when I was a child.

The only other encounter I've had with yodeling (other than in this thread and an occasional song heard here or there) is through the watered-down yodeling song, "The Lonely Goatherd," from the musical The Sound of Music:



I've always thought yodeling was *supposed* to sound amusing because it has such unusual pitch changes compared to regular speaking, so I've never felt bad about feeling this form of singing (which isn't easy to do well, I feel) is funny and intended to get people to smile. The sound change is unexpected, and often unexpected (but unharmful) things strike people as amusing, like seeing a very tall person and a very short person who just happen to be standing right next to each other. So, I think yodeling sounds funnier when a man does it, because the shift from the more typical low male voice to a very high voice is more startling compared to when a woman with a higher voice to start with suddenly goes up to a higher note.

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About a year ago while searching youtube I came across Gitti und Erika. It was love at first site. (I have a crush on Gitti.) They are sisters from Bavaria, and (one of) their first hits was the theme to "Heidi" there's a nice yodel in it.
Their singing is quite pretty. Hehe...I'm wondering, Neapolitan, what draws you to Gitti as opposed to Erica, since to me they look almost completely alike? I must say I find myself feeling a preference for Erica. I don't know why.
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:36 AM   #13 (permalink)
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English band Adam & The Ants also used some watered down yodeling, at least in the B-side from their "Stand and Deliver" single which was "Beat My Guest" (very clever pun there).



(It's a fan vid of course)

The yodeling isn't impressive but I actually like the song.
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:46 AM   #14 (permalink)
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English band Adam & The Ants also used some watered down yodeling, at least in the B-side from their "Stand and Deliver" single which was "Beat My Guest" (very clever pun there). The yodeling isn't impressive but I actually like the song.
Hey, I liked Adam and the Ants a lot back in the 70's and 80's...but I didn't remember this song. Thanks for sharing it! The song *is* a good example of the quirky feeling that watered-down yodeling offers to New Wave music, in this case. It is nice to hear yodeling used outside its original yodeling genre. Ah, the 80's! I am now feeling nostalgia for the music of that era...sigh.

Here's another Adam and the Ants song, "Stand and Deliver," that has a tiny bit of yodeling in it, I'd say. I like almost all Adam and the Ants' songs because they are so playfully risque and quirky (such that a little yodeling fits right in yet, I feel, sounds cool). An aside: doesn't "Adam" look like Johnny Depp's Captain Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies?
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He has some longer demonstrations than this but this'll give you an idea of his vocal ability.

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Fun and entertaining yodeling is.

Indeed complex and rewarding.
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I feel that Jimmie Rodgers needs a mention in this thread. Jimmie was a pioneer, and pretty good. Sadly he died before he was forty from TB. I would link you to some of his songs, but due to my post count I don't have that ability. Most of you have probably heard of him, but for those of you that haven't, I suggest looking some of his songs up on Youtube.
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