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Rosalie Sorrels

  • Travelin' Lady [Sire, 1971] B

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Travelin' Lady [Sire, 1971]
Though it's reminiscent of many I-gotta-move-babe male precedents, this is the most independent female persona yet to emerge, but that plaintive country quaver begins to wear after a while. B

Further Notes:

Subjects for Further Research [1970s]: Though she recalls too many I-gotta-move-babe male precedents, Sorrels projects an idiosyncratic, independent female persona--sexual and ultimately even maternal, but no more a folkie earth mother than Joanne Dru in Red River. On record, however--for Sire, Paramount, Philo--she's been too quirky for her own good. And that country quaver does wear after a while.