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Classic Maritime Music

Classic Maritime Music (Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40053)

Classic Maritime Music
from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Various Artists

Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40053 (CD, USA, 2004)

This compilation is an introduction to the maritime music in the Folkways catalogue. Most are from Folkways' later period but there were some 1950's and 60's recordings of good enough sound quality to be included too.

Tracks

  1. The X-Seaman's Institute: Roll, Alabama, Roll (Roud 4710) (3.00)
  2. The X-Seaman's Institute: Shenandoah (Roud 324) (3.27)
  3. Sam Eskin: Clear the Track and Let the Bulgine Roll (Roud 810) (1.31)
  4. Stuart Gillespie: Greenland Whale Fisheries (Roud 347; Laws K21; G/D 1:9) (2.11)
  5. Alan Mills and the Shanty Men: Paddy Doyle's Boots (Roud 4695; Henry H53c) (0.36)
  6. The Fo'c'sle Singers: The Black Ball Line (Roud 2623) (0.59)
  7. The Dicey Doh Singers: The Sloop John B. (Roud 15634) (2.09)
  8. Stuart M. Frank: Tom's Gone to Hilo (Roud 481; Henry H53d) (2.09)
  9. Gold Ring: Lord Franklin (Roud 487; Laws K9; G/D 1:16; Henry H815) (2.14)
  10. Stuart Gillespie: The Handsome Cabin Boy (Roud 239; Laws N13; G/D 1:181) (2.22)
  11. The Fo'c'sle Singers: Rio Grande (Roud 317) (2.43)
  12. The X-Seaman's Institute: Run Come See (2.41)
  13. Ellen Cohn: Ten-Penny Bit (instrumental) (1.27)
  14. Stan Hugill: South Australia (Roud 325) (3.04)
  15. Lead Belly: Haul Away Joe (Roud 809) (2.49)
  16. A.L. Lloyd, Ewan MacColl and Chorus: Blood-Red Roses (Roud 931) (1.33)
  17. Louis Killen, Jeff and Gerret Warner, and Fud Benson: All for Me Grog (Roud 475; G/D 3:580) (3.04)
  18. The Fo'c'sle Singers: Haul on the Bowline (Roud 652; G/D 1:1) (1.17)
  19. Morrigan: Bully in the Alley (Roud 8287) (1.39)
  20. Tom and Mark Wisner: Chesapeake Born (4.15)
  21. Ewan MacColl, A.L. Lloyd and Chorus: A Hundred Years on the Eastern Shore (Roud 926) (1.49)
  22. Tom and Mark Wisner: Dredgin' Is My Drudgery (2.26)
  23. Stuart M. Frank: Liverpool Judies (instrumental) (1.05)
  24. The X-Seaman's Institute, Louis Killen, and Stan Hugill: Santiano (Roud 207; Henry H496) (1.43)
  25. The X-Seaman's Institute: Reuben Ranzo (Roud 3282) (1.25)
  26. Tom Goux and Jacek Sulanowski: The Girls Around Cape Horn (Roud 4706; Henry H539) (2.18)
  27. Morrigan: Adieu, My Lovely Nancy (Roud 165) (2.19)
  28. Tom Sullivan: The Dreadnought (Roud 924; Laws D13; Henry H194) (3.27)
  29. Tom Goux and Jacek Sulanowski: Married to a Mermaid (Roud 9143) (1.31)
  30. The X-Seaman's Institute: Boney (Roud 485) (1.06)
  31. Tom Sullivan: Homeward Bound / The Old Slipper Shoe (instrumental) (1.52)
  32. Stuart M. Frank: Homeward Bound (Roud 927; G/D 1:5; Henry H53a) (2.31)

Tracks 9, 14 are from Sea Music of Many Lands: The Pacific Heritage (Folkways FSS 38405, 1980);
Tracks 16, 21 are from Whaler out of New Bedford (Folkways FS 3850, 1962);
Track 17 is from Steady As She Goes (Collector COLL 1928, 1977);
Track 24 is from Sea Songs Seattle (Folkways FTS 37311, 1977)

Review

James Revell Carr, UNC Greensboro: New Sea Chantey Compilations on Compact Disc, Jour. American Folklore, 2009, vol. 122 no. 484, pp. 197-217.