Yodel in Hi-Fi: From Kitsch Folk to Contemporary Electronica

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University of Wisconsin Pres, Feb 8, 2013 - Music - 344 pages
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Yodel in Hi-Fi explores the vibrant and varied traditions of yodelers around the world. Far from being a quaint and dying art, yodel is a thriving vocal technique that has been perennially renewed by singers from Switzerland to Korea, from Colorado to Iran. Bart Plantenga offers a lively and surprising tour of yodeling in genres from opera to hip-hop and in venues from cowboy campfires and Oktoberfests to film soundtracks and yogurt commercials. Displaying an extraordinary versatility, yodeling crosses all borders and circumvents all language barriers to assume its rightful place in the world of music.
“If Wisconsin wasn’t on the yodel music map before, this book puts it there.”—Wisconsin State Journal
 

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Contents

An Introduction to the Insane Logic of Yodeling
3
The Yodel Climbs Out Through the Roof
7
The Lands of Yo
147
Notes
299
Illustration Credits
321
Index
323
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Bart Plantenga is a freelance researcher, writer, translator, and editor. He is the author of Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodeling around the World and the compiler of the CD Rough Guide to Yodel. He lives and works in Amsterdam and is the disc jockey of radio show Wreck This Mess.
“Books about music tend to be informative; few are entertaining as well; Yodel in Hi-Fi accomplishes both. Plantenga approaches the subject with earnestness and lighthearted humor.”—Musicworks Magazine

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