You know I loves me some yodeling, right?
So why didn't any of you bastards and bastettes hip me to the Dezurik (AKA Cackle) Sisters
from Royalton Minnesota.
These two amazing vocalists blended yodelling and animal (mostly chicken) sounds to produce a kind of barnyard scat singing .
A depression-era radio audience couldn't find enough spoons to eat this up with , and the sisters appeared on tsome of the top radio shows of the day, including The Grand Old Oprey, The National Barn Dance, and Ralston Purina's "CheckerBoard Time" program, [ from which the tunes above have been taken. ]
The show was cut to transcription disks so that Mary Jane and Carolyn could continue their radio duties with WSM' Grand Old Oprey and WLS' National Barn Dance. Purina rechristened them The Cackle Sisters due to the gals contractual obligations to other radio shows.
The in-studio announcers' interaction with the transcription disks, as well as the ebb and flow of the sister's musical repetoire accompanied by yips, hoots, howls, and of course- clucking and cackling is mind blowing in an "Aw shucks, twern't nutthin '" kinda way.
The NPR piece marvels at a quainter America's fascination with this kind of thing, when in reality, I am certain that The Cackle sisters are a talent for the ages.
You are gonna love them. They're cuter than two bugs in a rug-and they sure do know their chickens.
I Aint Gettin' No Place
Big Ball In Texas
I Left Her Standing There
My Horses Aint Hungry
Old Dan Tucker
Sippin Cider Through A Straw
Yippi Yippi Ye-Ow
You Nearly Lost Your Mind
A Spanish Cavalier
HillBilly Wedding In June
Little Golden Locket
My Honeymoon Bridge Broke Down
Roll Along Jordan