Elton Britt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": country oldies singer-songwriter yodel all under 2000 listeners no more under 2000 listeners Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

James Britt Baker, 17 June 1913 (but over the years various other dates have been given, including 7 July 1912), near Marshall, Arkansas, USA, d. 23 June 1972, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA. Britt’s father was a champion fiddle player and his mother a noted singer. He learned to sing and play guitar and was performing in public by the age of 12. After hearing recordings by Riley Puckett and Jimmie Rodgers, he became interested in yodelling and soon became proficient at the art. In the early 30s he joined the Beverly Hillbillies, and appeared with them on KMPC Hollywood. When the group split in 1932, Britt moved with Zeke Manners to New York, where (under various aliases) the pair recorded for ARC. Britt entered and won a yodelling competition organized by cowboy star Tom Mix, in spite of the challenge of leading exponents from Switzerland and Bavaria. The win saw Britt become known as the unofficial world yodelling champion. He made his first solo...

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