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WTM #1084: Yodeling Wanda Jackson
wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3
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This show featured a crammed selection of her hits, her yodel numbers and some yodels and songs by her contemporaries and people who influenced her. As she pointed out, she was influenced by Patsy Montana, but I also hear the Girls of the Golden West and the Cackle Sisters in the crisp dynamics and joyous outbursts. One of my all-time favorites from the genre is the much under-appreciated Carolina Cotton: great looker “The Blonde Bombshell” but also wrote great insinuating and thoroughly inventive songs and her yodeling sounded effortless. It was an octave better than all of her contemporaries. Another feisty woman was Rose Maddox who had an influential group with her brothers.