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Yodel in Hi-Fi: From Kitsch Folk to Contemporary Electronica Paperback – 30 Jan 2013

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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press (30 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0299290549
  • ISBN-13: 978-0299290542
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,849,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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""Yodel in Hi-Fi: From Kitsch Folk to Modern Electronica" offers an amazing amount of new insights and knowledge."--Rene van Peer, world music journalist

"A triumph of cheeky erudition that demonstrates beyond any doubt the international ubiquity of goofy yet profound chest-to-head vocal acrobatics in a legion of longstanding, continuously evolving musical styles. Bart Plantenga is an original thinker and a truly gifted writer blessed with vision, wit, and passion."--James P. Leary, author of "Polkabilly" and "Yodeling in Dairyland"

"Bart Plantenga has, with "Yodel in Hi-Fi, " added enormously to his groundbreaking work begun with his earlier book "Yodel-Ay-Ee Oooo." The history, musicology, and anthropology of yodeling--from indigenous people all over the planet to film stars like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers--is covered in astonishing breadth and depth."--Douglas B. Green, yodeler with Riders in the Sky

"Indeed, the marvel of his book, rich in bite-sized lists and timelines, is that it is defiantly and proudly unacademic."--"Santa Fe New Mexican"


"And the amazing thing about the book is that for something so thorough and comprehensive, it's also tremendously fascinating and fun. With "Yodel in Hi-Fi," Plantenga presents the yodel in all its glory, demonstrating how it's a "global" phenomenon."--"The Brooklyn Rail"


"Chock-full of both amusing and informative sidebars, pictures, and accessible text that is both quasi-academic and popular, Plantenga's book wends its musicological way across a diverse cultural spectrum that includes everything from yodeling's traditional Bavarian alpine roots to a multinational cast of yodelers from Japan, Asia, various Arabic nations, Hawaii, and Latin America, along with the obligatory Europeans. . . . Strongly recommended for musicologists and music hipsters everywhere."--"Library Journal"


"Plantenga considers [yodeling] seriously, yet humorously, breezily, relating personal anecdotes and adding sly cultural references, making the book a riot to read."--"Lancaster Online"


"You won't find a person on the planet more knowledgeable in the history, lore, and vocal poetry of yodeling."--"Almanac Weekly"


"Yodel in Hi-Fi: From Kitsch Folk to Modern Electronica" offers an amazing amount of new insights and knowledge. Rene van Peer, world music journalist"

Bart Plantenga has, with "Yodel in Hi-Fi, " added enormously to his groundbreaking work begun with his earlier book "Yodel-Ay-Ee Oooo." The history, musicology, and anthropology of yodeling from indigenous people all over the planet to film stars like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers is covered in astonishing breadth and depth. Douglas B. Green, yodeler with Riders in the Sky"

About the Author

<strong>Bart Plantenga</strong> is a freelance researcher, writer, translator, and editor. He is the author of <em>Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodeling around the World</em> and the compiler of the CD <em>Rough Guide to Yodel</em>. He lives and works in Amsterdam and is the disc jockey of radio show Wreck This Mess.


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