First Of The Brooklyn Cowgirls features lost treasures from the personal collection of Mimi Roman, in depth liner notes by Joe Hopkins, and commentary by Mimi herself.
Although many country stars from the '50s and '60s have long faded into obscurity, Mimi Roman, for more than 60 years, has gently persisted in the hearts and minds of pure country, honky-tonk, and rockabilly fans around the world.
“A door would open up and I would just go through it, and I just kept doing that for all my life." - Mimi Roman
That is how Mimi Roman, at 87, tells us of her life, including her time as a successful country singer in the 1950s and early '60s. But it took talent and a strong, beautifully distinctive voice for those doors to open, and to go far once on the other side. It also took guts and plenty of stamina for a 20-year-old Jewish cowgirl from Brooklyn to make her way to country music fame, albeit too briefly, before taking herself out of the game at the ripe old age of 28.
But what makes Mimi different from many country stars from that “Golden Age” who now reside somewhere in anonymity? For many, the answer will be found in this special double album, The First Of The Brooklyn Cowgirls, which features newly released and restored personal acetates, publishing demos, plus radio and television transcriptions recorded during Mimi Roman's career.
First Of The Brooklyn Cowgirls features almost exclusively unissued material. The double CD and 2LP vinyl versions are sourced from one-of-a-kind reels and acetates taken from Mimi’s personal collection. These tracks are almost as rare as a Jewish girl from Brooklyn singing country music in the ‘50s & ‘60s.