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Yodeling in Broadway shows

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Yodeling in Broadway shows#1
Posted: 4/13/07 at 11:35am
Forgive me this peculiar request...Can anyone name some Broadway shows where someone yodels? All I can think of is "Lonely Goatherd". I'm looking for some other examples. Thanks in advance!
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#2
Posted: 4/13/07 at 11:49am
Not quite a Broadway show, but Floyd Collins.
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#2
Posted: 4/13/07 at 11:55am
This is a little bit of a stretch, but in the original London run of chess at the very end of "Mountain Duet" Tommy Korberg threw in a little yodel at the end of the G on "I won't CARRREEE eeee oooo." It was a funny little moment.
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#3
Posted: 4/13/07 at 12:01pm
Most Glindas do it "Popular"
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#4
Posted: 4/13/07 at 1:14pm
Radio Gals...America's Aviatrix Love Song is chock full of it
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#5
Posted: 4/13/07 at 1:23pm
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels- "Ruffhausin' Mit Shuffhausen"
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#6
Posted: 4/13/07 at 1:30pm
I'm so curious why you're asking.
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#7
Posted: 4/13/07 at 1:58pm
"Swiss Miss" from the Gershwin musical LADY, BE GOOD! There was a wonderful studio recording of this show made in the early 90s featuring Jason Alexander. I believe it is still in print. You should pick it up!
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#8
Posted: 4/13/07 at 2:49pm
Does Max's Tarzan yell in "Along Came Bialy" count?
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#9
Posted: 4/13/07 at 5:21pm
...why?
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#10
Posted: 4/13/07 at 5:22pm
Most Glindas yodel in Popular? Since when? I don't recall that...
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#11
Posted: 4/13/07 at 5:27pm
"Popu-OO-lar."
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#12
Posted: 4/13/07 at 5:29pm
That is in no way yodeling. The music is written that way with a malisma on the U.
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#13
Posted: 4/13/07 at 5:32pm
Kristin Chenoweth yodeled it. She made an abrupt switch from chest to head voice to create a yodel sound. It was originally sung as a yodel. Some women playing Glinda may not sing it as such.
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#14
Posted: 4/13/07 at 5:37pm
But it has never been instructed to be sung as a yodel. So if a specific actress decides to put that into her version, there will be about 1 second of yodeling in the show, but none actually written in the show.
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#15
Posted: 4/13/07 at 5:41pm
Right, but we're talking about instances of yodeling in Broadway shows. If you take the original cast of Wicked, there were some yodels. There you go. It's really not worth arguing over.
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#16
Posted: 4/13/07 at 5:57pm
that's not technically a yodel, tho, is it. its just a flip.
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#17
Posted: 4/13/07 at 5:58pm
Thank you! We're right. There's no yodel. I just listened to it.
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#18
Posted: 4/13/07 at 6:03pm
It's a yodel. That's how yodels are done, by flipping.

ETA And oh my GOD, why am I even arguing about this? I don't even care.
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#19
Posted: 4/13/07 at 6:13pm
Oh you concede... Good! You weren't going to win...
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#20
Posted: 4/13/07 at 6:14pm
In numerous interviews, Stephen Schwartz explains the process of writing Popular and states how he favored it when Kristin began yodeling on the word "popular" ... soooooo
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#21
Posted: 4/13/07 at 6:16pm
No, I don't concede. I just don't care and I think you're ridiculous.

ETA - Thanks, strem. *in true 5-year-old spirit, blows a raspberry and thumbs nose at Yankee* Nyah nyah! You lose!

What a moron.
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#22
Posted: 4/13/07 at 6:17pm
"In numerous interviews, Stephen Schwartz explains the process of writing Popular and states how he favored it when Kristin began yodeling on the word "popular" ... soooooo"

Do you have a source?
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#23
Posted: 4/13/07 at 6:30pm
and i'm gonna get pedantic on your asses now.
look on the wikipedia definition of yodelling. it says

"Yodelling is a particular application of this technique, wherein a singer might switch between these registers several times in but a few seconds, at a high volume. Going back and forth over this "voice break" repeatedly produces a very distinctive type of sound."

ie more than one note or flip. one is a flip, a few in a short period is yodelling.

wow, i also don't know why i care, but wrong is wrong.
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re: Yodeling in Broadway shows#24
Posted: 4/13/07 at 6:37pm
Yes, I agree that that would be full-fledged yodeling. I believe the flip she does is a type of yodel, however, and I do recall Stephen Schwartz referring to it as a yodel. I will try and find that interview. But yes, I would agree with you, though I don't believe a vocal flip is much different from a yodel. Now can we shut up?