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Latest update on 04/03/2018

Artist: George Watson
Author: S.A. Emery
Label: Edison
Year: 1911

Already a hit for the author in 1869, safe for the yodels.

Covers:

1923:

John Churchill

1923:

Charles Anderson [black singer notorious for his female impersonations and yodeling; Ralph Peer recording so he must have been extra charmed by the Jimmie Rodgers's version on the last day of the auditions i Bristol, TN]

1924:

Riley Puckett

1927:

Jimmie Rodgers [debut recording during the Bristol Sessions and his first yodel to boot]

1953:

Lefty Frizzell

2018:

Shawn Colvin

Jimmie Rodgers popularised yodeling for sure, introduce the gimmick he did not. George Watson was a yodeler too, one among many Americans making a living with it in the 1910s; he cut an English and a German version.

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