There are lots of music blogs but I couldn’t find any dedicated to yodel. So, I decided to accumulate all my finds here. You can expect the usual alpine and american yodels but also the odd ones from all over the world. And sometimes, I’ll propose other special voices or sounds like throat singing and whistling.
And no, I’m not crazy, and no I’m not an old lady living in the country ! I’m just Daisy Montana, and I have this strange kitschy taste for good yodels.
I find the information in cd booklets, on the internet and in books, but the “bible” is Bart Plantenga‘s book, Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: the Secret History of Yodeling Around the World. I suppose I’ve fallen into yodel around the same time as him, in the mid-nineties, but only found out of his book two years ago.
I’ll try to post every week, maybe more if I have the time. I have so many yodels I want to share !
All music on this site is available for a limited time and is for illustrating purposes only. There’s no intention to make profit or to violate copyright. If you like the tracks, go buy them ! And if you have any requests or comments about the songs or photos posted on this blog, please contact me (mademoisellemontana at gmail dot com).
I made a survey in a post, but since posts become archives very quickly, I’ll repeat it here:
After five months and thirty posts (and not a lot of comments… yet), I was wondering who is reading me. Here are some questions about you and about the blog, I’m impatient to read your answers in the comments !
- How did you discover my blog ?
- What kind of other musical style are you into ?
- Do you even like yodel, if yes why ?
- Is there any kind of yodel you’re eager to discover: American yodels, Swiss yodels, yodels from odd countries, yodels in rock, in country, in children’s music, in jazz, in blues, in classical music, yodels in movies, yodels in commercials, others ?
- Do you want other eerie things like throat singing or whistling ?
- Do you have great yodels you’d like to share ?
- Would you be interested to write guest posts ?
Thanks for your answers, any suggestions are welcome !
Yodelingly yours, Daisy Montana