Editor's note: this is a great record even if you don't care much for operatic singing. It does seem a bit much for a children's story but the actual rendering of the tale by Anderson is quite excellent. I'm going to play it for my 5 year old and if she likes it then it's done its job. Even if she doesn't like it I'll still listen to it anyway!
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!