What woman and who, myself, I am / Rosalie Sorrels.

Program Title:
What woman and who, myself, I am / Rosalie Sorrels.
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Program of women's songs and poetry by Sylvia Plath, Denise Levertov and Anne Sexton, read and selected by Rosalie Sorrels. She ends the program "These have been some words and some songs, by women, which reinforce the way I feel about being a woman. All except the opening remarks. Those were by a man, Henry David Thoreau." Songs and poems in the recording were as follows: "Traveling lady" by Rosalie Sorrels; "I wonder when I shall be married" by Jean Ritchie; "Wagoners lad" by Peggy Seeger; "Too late but not forgotten" written by Toni Brown, sung by Brown, Teri Garthwaite, and The Joy of Cooking; "Ain't Nobody's Business" by Billie Holiday; "You just tall, that's all" by Alice Stuart; "You've got to know how" by Sippie Wallace sung by Bonnie Raitt; "Better in the morning" by Jan Levine[sp?]; "Empty bed blues" by Bessie Smith; "The war you left inside me" by Toni Brown, performed by The Joy of Cooking; "If you could love me" by Carmen McRae; "Laughing just to keep from crying" by Lil Green; "Mr. Whisper" by Dory Previn; "If I ever pass this way again" by Toni Brown, performed by The Joy of Cooking. The words were written by Sylvia Plath--"The Applicant"; Denise Levertov--"Stepping westward"; and Anne Sexton--"Her kind" and "Kind sir: These woods." Produced by Steve Rathe and hosted by Rosalie Sorrels.

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Date Recorded on: 
ca. October 4, 1973
Date Broadcast on: 
WBAI, October 4, 1973
Item duration: 
1 reel (61 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1973.
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