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October 14, 2021

14 Oct. Birthday of legendary yodeller Kenny Roberts (14 Oct 1927-29 April 2012). He joined the Down Homers in the early 1940s – a bunch of great talents, whose every member had to be a multi instrumentalist as well as fine vocalist. When called up for National Service was a replaced by a young Bill Haley, helping him develop his (Haley’s) own not-inconsiderable yodelling skills (kept well hidden when he went on to Rock & Roll fame a decade later!). BACM’s compilation showcases the many facet’s of Kenny’s music – country ballads, honky-tonk weepers, novelty songs and a couple of gospel numbers; many feature either his falsetto or full blown yodel. Several of Kenny’s recordings were featured on BACM’s two Down Homers albums, CDs 92 and 381.

DOWN HOMERS Uncle Noah’s Ark. B.A.C.M. 92

DOWN HOMERS Vol. 2 The End Of My Roundup Days. B.A.C.M. 381