Personalities | Carolina Cotton | West Coast Scene | Country

(Vocals, yodels, 1925–97)

Although she might only be a footnote in country-music history, Arkansas-born Carolina Cotton was a prolific entertainer in the West Coast’s post-war era. Known as the ‘Yodelling Blonde Bombshell’, she first gained attention working with Spade Cooley’s Orchestra, then furthered her western-swing association by touring with both Hank Penny’s and Bob Wills’ bands. She was featured regularly on radio, television shows and soundies, and appeared in over two dozen movies, the last being Gene Autry’s Blue Canadian Rockies (1952).

Styles & Forms | West Coast Scene | Country
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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