Sunday, March 09, 2008

by danny #14

Rosalie Sorrels ::: Folk songs of Idaho and Utah
1961 • Folkways records FW05343

01 The linemans's hymn
02 Brigham young
03 Winter song
04 Death of Kathy Fiscus
05 I'll give you my story
06 That girl played injun with me
07 Utah's 'Dixie'
08 Empty cot in the bunkhouse tonight
09 Tying knots in the devil's tail
10 The fox
11 Way out in Idaho
12 My last cigar
13 The wreck of the old number nine
14 House carpenter
15 The wild colonial boy
16 I left my baby
17 Philadelphia lawyer

Rosalie Sorrels: vocals
Jim Sorrels: guitar

Rosalie Stringfellow, or Sorrels as she is best known, is still active now, aging well over 70.
She has been close friend and artistic partner of Utah Phillips for many a years
Here you can hear her first recordings made in 1961 with her then husband Jim

DL

6 Comments:

Blogger GeoX said...

Idaho and Utah, eh? Sure, why not. Sounds interesting. I'm pretty sure "House Carpenter" doesn't actually originate in the Rocky Mountains, though.

10 March, 2008 08:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you!! It's also great to see the blog getting back to its folk roots.

Lisa H.

10 March, 2008 14:46  
Blogger Charlie said...

only knew her from the Kate Wolf tribute album-this is a real treat

10 March, 2008 20:32  
Blogger The Irate Pirate said...

The 'Utah' here I think is a pun, referring to Utah Phillips. Rosalie Sorells was the first person to perform Utah's songs to audiences. Eventually, she made enough demand for him that he had to practice enough to get good at guitar and then go out on tour.

I've been thinking about posting some early Utah at Wrath of the Grapevine; I think now I will.

And everyone say a prayer for Utah Phillips; he's got some serious health issues, and a life of hoboing hasn't left much of a retirement fund.

For more info on him, check out his official site and his blog, with info on albums, benefit concerts, and his radio show, Loafer's Glory: The Hobo Jungle of the Mind

11 March, 2008 10:35  
Blogger cianfulli said...

someone killed nearly all my rapidshare links here.
Battklefield band, General Humbert, Watersons and so on are gone
Lizardson, I guess, re-upped Rosalie Sorrels.
New links will be available soon

18 March, 2008 05:48  
Blogger Any middle-aged German Witch in Amerika, said...

I am enthused to find anything by Rosalie Sorrels, and looking around here, I realize what a great blog I just discovered!

But alas, whatever that new link once was (new mirror2, or something), it goes nowhere now.

There seems no other blog ever carrying this rare music, at least my extensive searches did not bring anything up.

Can anyone help?

18 January, 2010 05:35  

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