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The Rhythm Wreckers with Whitey McPherson
December 19, 2011 12:35 PM   Subscribe

Here is Whitey McPherson yodeling his heart out:

The Rhythm Wreckers - Never No Mo' Blues
The Rhythm Wreckers - Blue Yodel No 1 (T For Texas)
The Rhythm Wreckers - Brakeman Blues
The Rhythm Wreckers - Blue Yodel #2 (My Lovin' Gal Lucille)
The Rhythm Wreckers - St. Louis Blues
The Rhythm Wreckers - Old Fashioned Love In My Heart

See also

Who was Whitey McPherson 1937-8 #1
Who was Whitey McPherson 1937-8 #2
Who was Whitey McPherson 1937-8 #3

For mp3s, here are:

Archive.Org: The Rhythm Wreckers-01-10
Archive.Org: The RhythmWreckers 11-20

And here is The Rhythm Wreckers - The Complete Recordings Of Whitey McPherson (1938). I don't know if they are all short sound clips but, upon review, Never No Mo' Blues sounded like the whole track.

Also, the music blog Western Swing on 78 recapitulates the information given above in the Who was Whitey MacPherson links above. It used to have a download of 5 mp3s but it's apparently past its sell date, so to speak...
posted by y2karl (6 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Man I think this is really cool :)

Totally bizzarre - but really nice and jolly in an odd way.

Thanks for the links :)
posted by Cogentesque at 1:41 PM on December 19, 2011


This is excellent yodeling. Young Whitey MacPherson has a haunting voice with a kinda subtle androgynous quality to it. The band is swell.
posted by ovvl at 5:23 PM on December 19, 2011


I love yodeling. Does anyone still do it? It seems a dying art.
posted by shoesietart at 5:31 PM on December 19, 2011


There's not very much data about Whitey MacPherson on the internet, but a random Google search suggests the artist MacPherson, if you are in the mood for something reminiscent of Nick Drake.
posted by ovvl at 5:34 PM on December 19, 2011


Oh, crap, I never noticed I added an 'a' to Whitey McPherson's last name when I wrote the title and the three links to the Who is Whitey McPherson ? genealogy page and its updates.

So, for the record, it's McPherson, not MacPherson. My bad.

I have written the moderators, begging for a correction, by the way.

In the Western Swing on 78 page, there is this one sentence:

The last possible reference to McPherson is from a WWII diary of Verdon Adams where the two might have served together in India in 1944.

Never No Mo' Blues is a favorite of mine. I long wanted to make a Rhythm Wreckers with Whitey McPherson but there was a dearth of material online. Only recently, with the updates to Who was Whitey McPherson ? geneanlogy page, and since people start to upload videos of 78 records (or CD compilations thereof) being played to YouTube, was there enough material.
posted by y2karl at 6:28 PM on December 19, 2011


shoesietart: "I love yodeling. Does anyone still do it? It seems a dying art."

Definitely not current, but Kishore Kumar couldn't not yodel. Many of these are still widely popular songs some 50-60 years later.
posted by vanar sena at 12:14 AM on December 20, 2011


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