KENNETH HOUCHINS 'The Yodeling Drifter'

  • $15.00


23 songs with guitar and yodel by this Illinois musician who performed in the mid-west in the 1930s and recorded for the Gennett label in 1933 and 1934. With a style very similar to Jimmie Rodgers and Gene Autry, he was obviously signed to the label to take advantage of the popularity of those artists. He might well have achieved greater popularity had not his recordings come out in the height of the Depression, and on a struggling smaller label as well. Historian Tony Russell provides some informative notes to the re-issue, which includes songs like THE END OF MEMORY LANE, GOOD LUCK OLD PAL, BEHIND THESE GREY WALLS, BACK TO OLD SMOKY MOUNTAIN, etc.

Track Listing:

  • THAT YODELING GAL OF MINE
  • MEAN OLD BALL AND CHAIN BLUES
  • THE YODELING DRIFTER
  • THE PRISONER'S CHILD
  • LITTLE FARM HOUSE UPON THE HILL
  • WHEN THE GOLDEN RODS ARE WAVING
  • LITTLE SWEETHEART PAL OF MINE
  • I'M JUST A YODELING RAMBLER
  • THE WANDERING HOBOS SONG
  • BACK TO OLD SMOKEY MOUNTAIN
  • COWBOY'S MEDITATION
  • BEHIND THESE GRAY WALLS
  • HOMESICK FOR HEAVEN
  • DOWN THE OLD OHIO RIVER VALLEY
  • LOUISIANA MOON
  • MY SILVER HAIRED MOM
  • MY LITTLE OZARK MOUNTAIN HOME
  • BLUE RIDGE LULLABY
  • THE GANGSTER'S BROTHER
  • RAMSHACKLED SHACK ON THE HILL
  • THE END OF MEMORY LANE
  • WHEN JIMMIE RODGERS SAID GOODBYE
  • GOOD LUCK OLD PAL