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GUEST,Bob Coltman Origins: Baby Did You Hear (31) RE: Origins: Baby Did You Hear 15 Nov 12


Well done Dan.

It seems likely, if the Wikipedia article on her is accurate, that the Katie Lee who recorded "Baby Did You Hear" in 1959 is the same protean Katie Lee who, in the course of a life doing all sorts of fascinating things, studied with Burl Ives (!) and Josh White:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katie_Lee_(singer)

Katie Lee (b. October 23, 1919 in Tucson, Arizona) is an Arizona folk singer, writer, actress and photographer.
She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. After that, she went on to study with two of the most successful folksingers of the 1940s, Burl Ives and Josh White. Her early albums of folk music, Life is Just a Bed of Neuroses (1960) and Songs of Couch and Consultation (1957) are long out of print, but six more recent CDs are still available.[1] She has also released three videos, including Love Song to Glen Canyon (DVD, 2007).
After joining a rafting trip in the Grand Canyon she became a regular on river trips on the Colorado River and joined the opposition to the construction of Glen Canyon Dam. In 1964, Lee released an album on Folkways Records, entitled, Folk Songs of the Colorado River. In the 1980s she recorded a cassette-only release Colorado River Songs consisting of old songs popular among river runners on the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, and some original compositions. This release was hailed by Edward Abbey and David Foreman among others. Colorado River Songs was expanded to include more songs and re-released in 1997 on CD. She has also released Glen Canyon River Journeys on CD, which mixes music and spoken word commentary, and is featured on the 2005 Smithsonian Folkways compilation album, Songs and Stories from Grand Canyon.
She has also written three books,Sandstone Seduction, Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle and All My Rivers Are Gone. ....


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