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A. E. Dunbar | Lathrup Village, MI United States | 09/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are going to have anything to do with children, you should own this CD, learn these songs, absorb them into your bloodstream and nourish yourself and your family with their sweetness and strength.
I have been searching for Rosalie Sorrels "Baby Rocking Medley" for seven years now! Ever since it was played on Detroit public radio as part of a Mother's Day 'Folks Like Us' broadcast! A version of this wonderful song is on this album although not the exact version I had been searching for, this 'Baby Rocking Medley' was recorded earlier in her career but I do love this album. (You can find the later version on her 'Be Careful There's a Baby in the House' album/CD which I love for it's preamble and mid-song rant about children never listening, no matter how old they get, and what to do with the baby who's been crying for six hours now and how the other kids are gonna get up in a half an hour and want from you too...I had mistakenly thought the title of the song was 'This is the Day We Give Babies Away With a Half a Pound of Tea', but that's merely the refrain. Cute, huh?)
There's good stuff here- songs for singing to your kids, to yourself...these are folk songs, the real deal. The song "The Caterpillar and the Butterfly" is heartwrenching, and there's a Leonard Cohen-esque feel throughout the album, somehow...an unafraid-to-look-at-the-dark-side-of-life and isn't-it-kind-of- funny kind of feel or maybe it's the 'kids will break your heart eventually no matter what color you paint the nursery' kind of feel; not a 'feel-good' album, yet a good one nonetheless.
Generously personal and interesting liner notes - a full booklet included with the CD with anecdotes and lyrics -add to the depth of her selections of songs: This is a woman to listen to. Rosalie Sorrels has the grace, the generosity of spirit, to share her stories in her songs.
By the way, do you know Archy and Mehitabel? If not, the liner notes will declare you culturally deprived and admonish you to remedy the situation at once! [...]"
Not what you may think it is....
T. Noon | Fort Worth, TX USA | 06/26/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Just a caveat emptor to buyers: the copies of this title currently being offered for sale new are not the Green Linnet issue listed; rights have apparently reverted to the artist and this is a re-issue with a different upc. I don't know why the relatively little trouble required to begin a proper new listing has not been taken, but I would like to spare any other collectors like myself the trouble of having to return an item that is significantly over-priced at $25.00"