Rosalie Allen

Genres: Classical Country & Bluegrass
Decades: 2000s
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Julie Marlene Bedra, 27 June 1924, Old Forge, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 24 September 2003, Van Nuys, California, USA. Born of Polish immigrant stock, as a child Allen was taught to play guitar and yodel, and moved to New York in her mid-teens where she found work on Denver Darling’s Swing Billies radio programme. Between 1946 and 1953 she recorded for RCA Records, having country chart successes in 1946 with her version of the Patsy Montana yodelling classic ‘I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart’ and ‘Guitar Polka’. She also popularized ‘He Taught Me How To Yodel’, a female version of the Kenny Roberts novelty number ‘She Taught Me How To Yodel’, a song that in 1962 became one of Frank Ifield’s most popular stage numbers after being released as the b-side of his recording of ‘Lovesick Blues’.

She later joined Zeke Manners’ show where she recorded duets with Elton Britt, including...

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