Folk Songs of the Colorado River

Folk Songs of the Colorado River

Katie Lee FW05333 / FH 5333

Arizona native Katie Lee (born 1919) demonstrates her true love of her surroundings through this collection of environmentally themed folk songs. The 14 songs Lee performs—accompanying herself on guitar—focus on the Colorado River and the adverse environmental effects caused by the damming of the river. The liner notes for this 1964 recording offer a mix of the artist’s poems and commentary on the Colorado River, and the selection of songs she performs. In 2011, Lee was inducted into the Arizona Music Hall of Fame.

Year Released 1964
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1964 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Guitar; Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States

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101 Muddy River Katie Lee 3:24
102 The Canyoneers Katie Lee 4:01
103 Drinking Song Katie Lee 0:43
104 Kavitatin' Katie Katie Lee 3:25
105 Song of the Boatman Katie Lee 3:07
106 Tale of the Tickaboo Katie Lee 5:13
201 Pore Colly Raddy Katie Lee 3:49
202 Rapids Ahead Katie Lee 2:36
203 River Lullaby Katie Lee 1:43
204 The Ghosts of Old San Juan Katie Lee 4:43
205 Two Little Flies Katie Lee 2:46
206 When the Colorado Rises Katie Lee 1:53
207 Hippopotami Katie Lee 2:13
208 Through This World Katie Lee 1:09
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