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June 20, 2013
I was raised up on a farm in Rural TN, in a family which loved (and many of us performed) many types of music. Most of My dad's family & some of my siblings played stringed instruments and we all sang. From the time we got a radio we listended to the GOO from Nashville and a Country radio show from somewhere in Ohio (which is probably no longer on air). I believe that the first time that I heard Slim Whitman sing & yodel was on that radio show; and from that time on I have Loved his music. My dad did a bit of yodeling when I was quite young; but he had already begun to say that he was too old to Yodel. He had smoked for most of his life and that had an effect on his yodeling, as well as his buckdancing!! Anyway, my dad was the first person I had heard yodel, and had heard a few whose names I cannot recall; yodel on the GOO or other radio shows; which we listened to religiously!! But the first time that we ever heard SW yodel; my dad called all of us children into the room where the radio was and insisted that we be quiet and Listen. After Slim's performance; my dad said, " Now THAT is a real yodeler!" and if I could have EVER done it that well, maybe I would have tried to get on Radio!! That was HIGH praise coming from my dad; who always said that Roy Acuff was one of the best fiddlers on the GOO; but he lacked the breath to be a good Yodeler.
Any time that we knew that Slim W was going to be on the GOO we all gathered around that old battery radio and were silent as we would be when praying; listening to that young man yodel...AND Sing; which he also did well.
He is one of the entertainers that I regret not ever meeting. I have lived most of my adult life in Nashville and one of my sisters married a guy who played in ET's band for many years, and I dated several young men who played and was with performing groups. AND my friend & I have gone to the GOO more times than I can count and Met MANY of the celebrities who performed there and at other venues in Nashville, regularly; but was never lucky enough to even see Slim W on stage at the Opry, but I loved his music and especially the Yodeling. I hope that my dad meets him in Heaven so he can finally tell him that he was the Best yodeler that he had ever heard. My dad was never one to lavish praise on folks, but he surely did think that Slim Whitman was the BEST Yodeler he had ever heard.
I wish to send sympathy & Love to Slim's survivors.. May God wrap you in his loving arms & soothe you with his warmth & Understanding, as only he can.
Sincerely, Anne Archer
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