Chanteuse US née Julie Marlene Bedra, le 27 Juin 1924 à Old Forge (Pennsylvanie). Rosalie Allen a débuté sur la radio locale WORK de York (Pennsylvanie) à la fin des années trente. Elle devient professionnelle en 1943 à New York, chantant au "Swing Billy Show" sur WNEW. Rosalie enregistre alors pour Deluxe Records, sous le nom de Tex Grande. Elle passe ensuite chez Langworth Transcription puis chez RCA Records en 1946. Rosalie Allen fut élue "Pioneers Queen" par le Colorado's CMA en 1962. Rosalie Allen est décédée le 24 Septembre 2003 à Van Nuys (Californie).

One of the first wave of female country stars, Rosalie Allen recorded several hits during the late '40s as a singing cowgirl and yodeler in the Patsy Montana tradition. Born Julie Marlene Bedra on June 27, 1924, she grew up in a large, poor Pennsylvania family. Inspired by the singing cowboys of the '30s, she taught herself to sing and play guitar, and began working on the radio in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She moved to New York in the early '40s, and sang with the Swing Billies and also with Zeke Manners, where she met her future duo partner, Elton Britt. Allen's first hit came in 1946 with RCA Victor; the update of Patsy Montana's "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" hit number five and was later trumped on the country charts by its B-side, "Guitar Polka (Old Monterey)," which reached number three.
During the late '40s, Allen became quite famous in New York as a major promoter of country music. She hosted a TV show in New York as well as the WOV radio program Prairie Stars, and her writing appeared in columns for National Jamboree and Country Sound Roundup. Her Rosalie Allen Hillbilly Music Center in New York was the first specifically country record store in the nation.
Allen's final two chart hits paired her with Elton Britt, the yodeler famous in the mid-'40s for "There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere." Their first single, "Beyond the Sunset," hit number seven in 1950; it was followed closely by the number three "Quicksilver." The duo also recorded an album for Waldorf Records in the mid-'50s — now released as Starring Elton Britt and Rosalie Allen on the Grand Award label. Also, two albums of Allen's solo recordings are available as German imports. . Later in life, Allen retired to Alabama and eventually settled in California. In 1999 her work in radio was recognized and she was inducted into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame. After a brief battle with congestive heart failure, Allen passed away on September 24, 2003.

http://www.crb.org/awards/djhf/allen.html

Talent s:  Singer, Yodeler, Guitar

Style musical : Yodeling, Cowboy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O9_Fl_Ockk

I WANT TO BE A COWBOY'S SWEETHEART (1946)

TENNESSEE YODEL POLKA (1949) (with Elton BRITT)

TENNESSEE WALTZ (1955)

YODEL BOOGIE (19??)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & EP

1946 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-1924 (US) . I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart / Guitar Polka (Old Monterey)
1946 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2021 (US) . Rose Of The Alamo / Me Go Where You Go, Amigo
1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2237 (US) . Hitler Lives / I Can't Tell That Lie To My Heart
1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2333 (US) . I'll Never Grieve, Oh No No No / On Silver Wings To San Antone
1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2486 (US) . Believe Me I'll Be Lonely / Mountain Polka
1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2608 (US) . Never Trust A Man / Take It Back And Change It For A Boy
1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2744 (US) . Aha San Antone / If I'd Only Been True To You
1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-2853 (US) . He Lived In Texas / Whoa Sailor
1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-3022 (US) . He Taught Me To Yodel / I Wasn't Born Yesterday
1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-3138 (US) . I'd Rather Be A Cowboy / Spanish Polka
1947 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-3279 (US) . Wide Rollin' Plains / You Ain't Where You Come From Now
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-3583 (US) . Close Your Eyes And Dream (Rosalie ALLEN & Elton BRITT) / Merry Maiden Polka (THREE SUNS)
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4227 (US) . If You Don't Believe I'm Leavin' / Playhouse Of Love
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4425 (US) . I've Paid For My Mistake / Shoot Him High, Paw
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4683 (US) . Hills Of Pride / Tomboy
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4752 (US) . ? / Wallflower Waltz
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4853 (US) . It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels / It'd Surprise You
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4987 (US) . I Gotta Have You / I Laughed At Love
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5100 (US) . ? / Dream Train
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5121 (US) . Hard-Hearted Woman / Let Me Share Your Name
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5178 (US) . ? / Side By Side
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5308 (US) . Bring Your Sweet Self Back To Me / Just Wait Till I Get You Alone
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5322 (US) . ? / On And On With You
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5379 (US) . Castaway / My Old Familiar Headache
1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0154 (US) . Cowpuncher's Waltz / Po' Folks
06/1949 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0069 (US) Elton BRITT & Rosalie ALLEN with The SKYTOPPERS - Tennessee Yodel Polka / Swiss Lullaby
06/1949 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0069 (US) . Elton BRITT & Rosalie ALLEN with The SKYTOPPERS - Tennessee Yodel Polka / Swiss Lullaby
07/1949 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0068 (US) . Rosalie ALLEN & The BLACK RIVER RIDERS - Square Dance Polka / Yodeling Bird
10/1949 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0121 (US) . Yodelin' Boogie / Mama, What'll I Do
1950 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0157 (US) . Elton BRITT & Rosalie ALLEN with The SKYTOPPERS - The Yodel Blues / Quicksilver
1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0168 (US) . Elton BRITT & Rosalie ALLEN with The SKYTOPPERS - The Yodel Blues / Quicksilver
03/1950 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0302 (US) . Rosalie ALLEN & Elton BRITT - Acres Of Diamonds / Prairieland Polka
04/1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0302 (US) . Rosalie ALLEN & Elton BRITT - Acres Of Diamonds / Prairieland Polka
1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0305 (US) . My Dolly Has A Broken Heart / Chocolate Ice Cream Cone
05/1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0312 (US) . Rosalie ALLEN & Elton BRITT - Tell Her You Love Her / Written Guarantee
06/1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0343 (US) . Green As Grass / I Wanna Sit
1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0346 (US) . Rosalie ALLEN & Elton BRITT - Ashes Of Roses / Cotton Candy And A Toy Balloon
10/1950 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0396 (US) . Elton BRITT & Rosalie ALLEN - Mocking Bird Hill / Tomorrow We'll Be Married
10/1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0396 (US) . Elton BRITT & Rosalie ALLEN - Mocking Bird Hill / Tomorrow We'll Be Married
11/1950 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0403 (US) . Rosalie ALLEN & The BLACK RIVER RIDERS - I've Got The Craziest Feeling / One And One Is Two, Baby
11/1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0403 (US) . Rosalie ALLEN & The BLACK RIVER RIDERS - I've Got The Craziest Feeling / One And One Is Two, Baby
11/1950 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0405 (US) . Elton BRITT & Rosalie ALLEN with The SKYTOPPERS - It Is No Secret / A Little Bit Blue
11/1950 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0405 (US) . Elton BRITT & Rosalie ALLEN with The SKYTOPPERS - It Is No Secret / A Little Bit Blue
01/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0430 (US) . Elton BRITT & Rosalie ALLEN - Let's Sail Away To Heaven / You Missed Your Chance
02/1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0434 (US) . Rosalie ALLEN & The BLACK RIVER RIDERS - Cranberry Kisses And Strawberry Hugs / Station L-O-V-E Signing Off
02/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0434 (US) . Rosalie ALLEN & The BLACK RIVER RIDERS - Cranberry Kisses And Strawberry Hugs / Station L-O-V-E Signing Off
05/1951 78 t. RCA VICTOR 21-0470 (US) . Rosalie ALLEN & The BLACK RIVER RIDERS - Just A Sailor's Sweetheart / Somebody
05/1951 SP RCA VICTOR 48-0470 (US) . Rosalie ALLEN & The BLACK RIVER RIDERS - Just A Sailor's Sweetheart / Somebody
03/1952 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-4630 (US) . Elton BRITT & Rosalie ALLEN - Fooling Around / I May Hate Myself In The Morning
03/1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4630 (US) . Elton BRITT & Rosalie ALLEN - Fooling Around / I May Hate Myself In The Morning
04/1952 SP RCA VICTOR 47-4752 (US) . Elton BRITT & Rosalie ALLEN - Wallflower Waltz / Fiddlin' Fool
02/1953 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5178 (US) . Side By Side (Rosalie ALLEN) / Home Came A Sailor (Elton BRITT)
02/1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5178 (US) . Side By Side (Rosalie ALLEN) / Home Came A Sailor (Elton BRITT)
06/1953 78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-5322 (US) . On And On With You (Rosalie ALLEN) / Just For You (Elton BRITT)
06/1953 SP RCA VICTOR 47-5322 (US) . On And On With You (Rosalie ALLEN) / Just For You (Elton BRITT)
12/1953 EP RCA VICTOR EPA-505 (US) DUO - Elton BRITT & Rosalie ALLEN - Beyond The Sunset / It Is No Secret / Quicksilver / Mockin' Bird Hill

Albums

1955 LP 10" WALDORF MUSIC-HALL MH-33-150 (US) ROSALIE ALLEN SINGS COUNTRY & WESTERN - Rosalie ALLEN with Shorty WARREN & his WESTERN RANGERS - Have You Ever Been Lonely / Tears On My Pillow / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / He Taught Me How To Yodel / Tennessee Waltz / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
1956 LP 10" WALDORF MUSIC-HALL MH-33-167 (US) COUNTRY & WESTERN SONGS - Rosalie ALLEN with Shorty WARREN & his WESTERN RANGERS - Columbua Stockade Blues / My Adobe Hacienda / I'll Keep On Loving You / Ding Dong Polka / Jealous Heart / Your Cheating Heart / ...
1957 LP 12" GRAND AWARD GA-33-330 (US) SONGS OF THE GOLDEN WEST
1957 LP 12" GRAND AWARD GA-33-350 (US) RODEO - Rosalie ALLEN & Tex FLETCHER - Columbus Stockade Blues (Rosalie ALLEN) / My Adobe Hacienda (Rosalie ALLEN) / I'll Keep Loving You (Rosalie ALLEN) / Ding Dong Polka (Rosalie ALLEN) / Jealous Heart (Rosalie ALLEN) / Your Cheating Heart (Rosalie ALLEN) / You Don't Know What Lonesome Is (Tex FLETCHER)  Wabash Cannon Ball (Tex FLETCHER) / I Wish I Had Never Seen Sunshine (Tex FLETCHER) / Born To Lose (Tex FLETCHER) / Grand River Waltz (Tex FLETCHER) / Sweethearts Or Strangers (Tex FLETCHER)
1958 LP 12" WALDORF MUSIC-HALL MHK 33-1206 (US) ELTON BRITT & ROSALIE ALLEN - Columbus Stockade Blues / My Adobe Hacienda / I'll Keep On Loving You / Jealous Heart / Ding Dong Polka / Your Cheatin' Heart / + Elton BRITT
1961 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LPM-2313 (US) ROSALIE ALLEN
1965 LP 12" GRAND 33-262 SD (US) STARRING ELTON BRITT & ROSALIE ALLEN - My Adobe Hacienda / I'll Keep On Loving You / Ding Dong Polka / Jealous Heart / Your Cheatin' Heart / + Elton BRITT
1975 2 LP 12" RCA CAMDEN ADL2-0579 (US) ROSALIE ALLEN
1983 LP 12" CATTLE LP 46 (GER) THE QUEEN OF THE YODELERS - Aha ! San Antone / Green As Grass / I Wanna Sit / Rose Of The Alamo / Never Trust A Man / If I'd Only Been True To You / Wide Rollin' Plains / You Ain't Where You Come From Now / Cranberry Kisses And Strawberry Hugs / Station L-O-V-E Signing Off / Hitler Lives / Me Go Where You Go, Amigo
1990 LP 12" COWGIRL ? (GER) THE COWBOY'S SWEETHEART
2000 CD CATTLE CCD226 (GER) THE HILLBILLY YODEL STAR OF THE 40'S - Yodel Boogie / Ahal San Antone / Take It Back And Change It For A Boy / Guitar Polka (Old Monterey) / Never Trust A Man / Me Go Where You Go, Amigo / He Lived In Texas (And She Live In Arkansas) / If I'd Only Been True To You / I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart / Yodel You're In Love / Letters From Home / You Ain't Got No Time For Me / Along The Lonely Trail / Wher A Cowgirl Is Happy / Put Your Arms Around Me / Wide Rollin' Plains / You Ain't Where You Come From Now / When You're In Love / Rose Of The Alamo / Mama What'kk I Do / Hitler Lives / I Can't Tell That Lie To My Heart / Mountain Polka / Believe Me, I'll Be Leaving You / Don't Wait Too Long To Forgive / No Letter Today
12/2005 CD BACM 135 (UK) JEALOUS HEART - He Taught Me How To Yodel / Tennessee Waltz / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Have You Ever Been Lonely / Tears On My Pillow / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Ding Dong Polka / Jealous Heart / Your Cheatin’ Heart / Columbus Stockade Blues / My Adobe Hacienda / I’ll Keep On Loving You / Castaway / My Old Familiar Heartache / Just A Sailor’s Sweetheart / I Gotta Have You / I Laughed At Love / Spanish Polka / I’d Rather Be A Cowgirl / Cranberry Kisses & Strawberry Hugs / Whoa Sailor / He Lived In Texas She Lived In Arkansas / Green As Grass / Hills Of Pride / I Wanna Sit
2009 CD FLARE ROYCD285 (UK) ROSALIE - THE QUEEN OF THE YODELLERS SINGS SONGS OF THE GOLDEN WEST - I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart / Rose Of The Alamo / Aha! San Antone / Wide Rollin' Plains / You Ain't Where You Come From Now / Beyond The Sunset / Yodelling Bird / Quicksilver / Mockin' Bird Hill / Cranberry Kisses And Strawberry Hugs / Station L-O-V-E Signing Off / Let's Sail Away To Heaven / You Missed Your Chance Last Night (My Darling) / Castaway / My Old Familiar Heartache / Columbus Stockade Blues / My Adobe Hacienda / I'll Keep On Loving You / Ding Dong Polka / Jealous Heart / Have You Ever Been Lonely? / Your Cheatin' Heart / It Makes No Difference Now / The Tennessee Waltz / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? / Tears On My Pillow / He Taught Me How To Yodel
06/2010 CD JASMINE 3598 (UK) SIDE BY SIDE - THE duoS - ELTON BRITT & ROSALIE ALLEN - Mockingbird Hill / On And On With You / Tomorrow You'll Be Married / Swiss Lullaby / The Game Of Broken Hearts / I May Hate Myself In The Morning / It Is No Secret / Fooling Around / A Little Bit Blue / The Fiddlin' Fool / Give Me Some Sugar, Sugar Baby / Cotton Candy And A Toy Balloon / Ashes Of Roses / Tennessee Yodel Polka / Written Guarantee / Close Your Eyesand Dream / The Yodel Blues / Soft Lips / The Wallflower Waltz / Let's Sail Away To Heaven / Tell Her You Love Her / You Missed Your Chance Last Night / Acres Of Diamonds (Mountains Of Gold) / Prairieland Polka / Quicksilver / Home Came A Sailor / Beyond The Sunset / Side By Side
06/2010 2 CD JASMINE 3598/9 (UK) THE VERSATILE ROSALIE ALLEN :
CD 1 : I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart / Tennessee Waltz / Guitar Polka (Old Monterey) / Better Late Than Never / Tears On My Pillow / I'd Rather Be A Cowgirl / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? / On Silver Wings To San Antone / Your Cheatin' Heart / I'll Never Grieve (Oh No, Oh No) / Choc'late Ice Cream Cone / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / He Taught Me How To Yodel / Along The Lonely Trail / Tennessee Yodel Polka / Hitler Lives / Have You Ever Been Lonely? / I Can't Tell That Lie To My Heart / Po' Folks (All The Time) / Dream Train / Yodel Your Troubles Away / Take It Back And Change It For A Boy / Jealous Heart / When A Cowgirl Is Happy / It Makes No Difference Now / Spanish Polka / Me Go Where You Go Amigo / The Honey Song
CD 2 : Castaway / Wide Rollin' Plains / You Ain't Where You Come From Now / My Old Familiar Heartaches / If You Don't Believe I'm Leavin' Just Count The Days I'm Gone / Tomboy / Yodel Boogie / Hills Of Pride / Just Wait 'Til I Get You Alone / (Honey, Baby, Hurry) Bring Your Sweet Self Back To Me / Believe Me I'll Be Leaving You / Mountain Polka / Mama What'll I Do / It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels / It'd Surprise You / Green As Grass / I Wanna Sit / Playhouse Of Love / Yodeling Bird / I Gotta Have You / I've Paid For My Mistake / I Laughed At Love / Hard Hearted Woman / Let Me Share Your Name / Somebody / Just A Sailor's Sweetheart / My Adobe Hacienda / Guitar Polka (Old Monterey) / Then I'll Keep On Loving You / Rose Of The Alamo / Chime Bells
200? CD ROSEDALE 428 (CAN) THE COMPLETE duoS - ELTON BRITT & ROSALIE ALLEN - VOLUME ONE - Tennessee Yodel Polka / Swiss Lullaby / The Yodel Blues / Quicksilver / Acres Of Diamonds / Soft Lips / Tell Her You Love Her / Written Guarantee / Ashes Of Roses / Give Me Some Sugar, Sugar Baby / Tomorrow You'll Be Married / Mocking Bird Hill / It Is No Secret / Close Your Eyes And Dream / Side By Side
200? CD ROSEDALE 429 (CAN) THE COMPLETE duoS - ELTON BRITT & ROSALIE ALLEN - VOLUME TWO - Home Came A Sailor / On And On With You / I May Hate Myself In The Morning / Fooling Around / The Wallflower Waltz / The Fiddling Fool / Let's Sail Away To Heaven / You Missed Your Chance Last Night (My Darling) / Soft Lips (with The THREE SUNS) / Give Me Some Sugar, Sugar Baby (with The THREE SUNS) / Close Your Eyes And Dream (with The THREE SUNS) / Merry Maiden Polka (with The THREE SUNS) / The Game Of Broken Hearts (Wwith The THREE SUNS) / Beyond The Sunset (with The THREE SUNS)

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