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We listened to the birds and tried to sing along.
August 2, 2007 7:20 AM   Subscribe

The DeZurik Sisters committed only six songs to record during their recording career, but were the first women stars of the Grand Ole Opry and the National Barn Dance. Now WFMU has 32 tracks of theirs from their early appearance as The Cackle Sisters on the Purina Checkerboard Squares Radio Show. Download away and hear the yodeling that swept the nation in the early 40s.
posted by 1f2frfbf (7 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
You can also listen to three of their six songs at NPR.org
posted by CrunchyFrog at 7:46 AM on August 2, 2007


YES! What a great post. I was first exposed to these ladies via the Oxford American 7th Annual Southern Music Issue (not to be missed, always includes well-curated CD sampler). IT seems the essay about them by John Biguenet is not available online, but it was charming. Their sound is utterly unique and very evocative of its time. The track they included was "Arizona Yodeler," you can hear a snippet of it on this blog, too.

God, I wish you could still turn on the radio and hear a megawatt border station playing out-there stuff like this.
posted by Miko at 7:53 AM on August 2, 2007


those ladies sure can yodel
posted by Flood at 7:58 AM on August 2, 2007


Great post!

God, I wish you could still turn on the radio and hear a megawatt border station playing out-there stuff like this.
~Fondly recalls late nights sitting in the dark carefully turning the dial on my Pioneer analog tuner...catching the far-away stations in-between the stations.~
posted by Thorzdad at 8:09 AM on August 2, 2007


Miko: I first learned of them through that same magazine, and had searched vainly for more. Today I got more than I ever dreamed of, so I had to share.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 8:32 AM on August 2, 2007


Nice post. I love me some old-time country.
posted by The Card Cheat at 10:20 AM on August 2, 2007


Great stuff 1f2frfbf.
posted by nola at 2:24 PM on August 2, 2007


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