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Hear "Jingle Bells", from the 1946 AFRS Christmas Ranch House Party, by Foy Willing & The Riders Of The Purple Sage. Look for more radio excerpts throughout this website!

Did you know there's a real "pole" at the North Pole? And that Carolina helped put it there?
Read all about here:

Alaska and the North Pole

NOW IN STOCK! Order yours today (Click on photo for details). And be sure to check out our newest release, "Hyms Of The Old West" (featured below).
Home of the Yodeling Blonde Bombshell

Welcome to the official site of Carolina Cotton, dedicated to the memory of America's favorite yodeling cowgirl from the Golden Age of Western Swing music and B movies.

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Come explore our Virtual Museum and experience Carolina's fascinating career, from her personal collection of memorabilia. Journey back in time to the days of cowboy and cowgirl heroes, as they rode across the silver screen at the Saturday matinee. When the radio airwaves were alive with Western Swing music and variety shows. When Television was something new and curious. And folks enjoyed a fun-filled evening at the local Dance Halls and Grand Ballrooms, dancing the night away.

From the early 1940s to the mid 1950s, Carolina Cotton was one of Hollywood's early innovators of Western entertainment. And, yes, she was a yodeler (and WHAT a yodeler!).

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CAROLINA HONORED ON WORLD YODEL DAY:
Our own Yodeling Blonde Bombshell, Carolina Cotton, was
remembered during the big World Yodel
Day 2017 celebration
in S. Korea. And some very
talented entertainers performed
her songs!
Click Here for videos and more: World Yodel Day 2017

          

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NEW BOOK:
Western authors Donn and Nancy Moyer have just released a unique
book, "Terror, Tragedy and Tears in The Evergreen State".
You can get the Kindle version by clicking here:

And be sure to check out their other great publications on the
Wild West Publishing site.

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NEW ALBUM:HYMNS OF THE OLD WEST

We have been asked over the years, "Did Carolina ever put out
a Gospel album?" Although she didn't record any gospel songs,
she did sing backup on several hymns performed on the radio.

Now, for the first time, these wonderful songs are available on
the new album "Hymns Of The Old West", with 18 traditional hymns
performed by such classic Western Swing greats as The Plainsmen,
Foy Willing & The Riders Of The Purple Sage, Slim Duncan, Martha
Mears & Art Wentzel. And if you listen closely, you may just hear
Carolina Cotton singing with the band!

This album is available download only) at most online outlets,
including
CD Baby and iTunes.

Download from
CD Baby here

Check out a sample of the album in the video at the top of
the page!


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THE NORTH "POLE" STORY: READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Yes, Virginia...there IS a "pole" at the North Pole!  And Carolina helped put it there. Check out whole detailed story of her fascinating trip to Fairbanks, Alaska. There are lots of photos and a rare radio transcription (as a YouTube video). Journey back with Carolina back to December 1951 by clicking here:  North Pole story

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"STALLION CANYON" HISTORY ONLINE:
Carolina and Ken Curtis starred in this 1949 indie Western movie, the only one made by Kanab Pictures. Much of its history had been all but forgotton. But thanks to a joint project with George R. Cannon Jr. and the good folks at
Utah's Washington County Historical Society,
it has been brought back from the dusty trails
of time. Rare photos, publicity material, and Carolina's script can be found on the site.
And a personal account from James E. Kemple,
who was involved with the onsite filming. Rediscover it all here:  http://wchsutah.org/videos/stallion-canyon/stallion-canyon.php
   
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TINY TOWN KIDDIE PARK WEBSITE LAUNCHED
Until now, little has been known about Tiny Town,
the amusement park in Compton, CA that Carolina was
connected with back in 1952. We are happy to say
that there is now an official website for the Park!
A big Thank You to Candy Jean Halverson (the Princess
of Tiny Town). She is the granddaughter of Harry
Curtis Matthews, owner of the amusement center.
Carolina, Doye O'Dell (who also had the honor of
having the Park named after him), Iron Eyes Cody
and other Western celebrities frequently appeared.
Enjoy a visit to Tiny Town here: Tiny Town Park

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NEW ONLINE RADIO STATION PLAYING MUSIC OF
CAROLINA COTTON:
Welcome KNLDJ!

"Old Time Radio, Where Memories Live Forever"

Owned and operated by longtime CC fans, our good
friends Donn and Nancy Moyer. Tune in here: KNLDJ
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1949 DAUGHTER OF THE PIONEERS? The Bob Nolan
website
features a detailed story of Carolina's tour with
this legendary group. Click here
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Carolina Cotton's story is one of humble beginnings and leads on to her becoming one of the best-loved cowgirl entertainers of the era. Her amazing swing-style of yodeling, along with her lively "girl next door" personality, won her fans the world over.

Read all about Carolina's bio on the HISTORY page
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Carolina sang and toured with many great Western Swing bands, as well as recorded her own songs for King, MGM and others.

A Discography, and stories of the many Western Swing artists Carolina worked with, can be found on the MUSIC page.
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Sheet music, 1950
 

Miss Cotton made several B Western films...many of which showcased her yodeling skills. She also made Soundies--an early form of today's Music Video.

For a Filmography and list of Soundies, visit the FILMS page

(Check out this video clip as Carolina sings "I Love To Yodel", from the PRC movie "I'm From Arkansas".)
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Wedding scene, "I'm From Arkansas", 1944.
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film clip/I Love To Yodel


The Yodeling Blonde Bombshell guest starred on many radio and television shows in the 1940s-1950s. She was one of the first female disc jockeys in the country, as well as a pioneer in the early days of TV. Find out more on the RADIO / TV page.



(Listen to an excerpt from her AFRS radio program, Carolina Cotton Calls)
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Carolina Cotton Calls radio show (AFRS)
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Radio program intro / Carolina Cotton Calls

Carolina Cotton made countless personal appearances, not only in Southern California but nationwide. For photos and a list of just where and for what she appeared (a very diverse list!), visit the APPEARANCES page.

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Parade, 1950
The Armed Forces were connected with Carolina throughout her entertainment career. She performed for soldiers in California, visited military bases within the US, and entertained abroad with the USO.

The story of Miss Cotton's history with the Armed Forces can be found on the MILITARY / USO page.
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Travis AFB, CA (1953)
NOW ON DVD:  BLUE CANADIAN ROCKIES

One of Carolina's finest movies, this fully-restored 1952 Gene Autry classic features her performing "Loving Ducky Daddy" and "Yodel Yodel Yodel".  Click on the poster (right) to order the DVD from the Autry Museum store.



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