Editor's note: despite the rough playback and a few clusters of skips in spots this record comes across pretty decently, religiously and homespun. A few of the tracks have higher noise levels because I had to re-record them with weights to get through the song without heavy skips. Other tracks weren't so successful as you'll witness about halfway through each side. Anyhow, this appears to be a pretty scarce recording and no information is to be had on the authors. There is a mention of a Gerald A. Barkey (yes, without an L) in the Detroit metro area which could portend to a relation of the Singing Policeman so maybe he will come along and find this posting and shed a little light on a possible connection. If not we have the only singing policeman to date on this blog.
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!