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Sailors, Ships & Chanteys

Louis Killen: Sailors, Ships & Chanteys (KnockOut! KO-03)

Sailors, Ships & Chanteys
Louis Killen

KnockOut! KO-03 (CD, USA, 1995)

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Recorded April 1995 at OMB Studios, Port Orchard, WA;
Engineers: Rob Folsom and Alicia Heaney;
Produced by Louis Killen and Margaret Osika;
Front cover photo: Louis Killen working the foredeck of the sloop “Clearwater”, 1969; by Ashley James;
Rear cover photo by Margaret Osika

Musicians

Louis Killen, vocals, concertina;
The Out-of-Shape Chanteymen: Tom Hyde, Dale Spoor, Carter Bannerman, Stephen Canright, vocals;
Carter Bannerman, mandolin

Tracks

  1. Suzy Anna (Roud 9436) (2.40)
  2. Liverpool Judies (Roud 928) (3.02)
  3. Rounding the Horn (Roud 4706; Henry H539) (2.53)
  4. Short Jacket & White Trousers (Roud 231; Laws N12) (2.10)
  5. The Handsome Cabin Boy (Roud 239; Laws N13; G/D 1:181) (2.33)
  6. Haul Away for Rosie (Roud 809) (2.58)
  7. Paddy West (Roud 3092) (3.14)
  8. John Rise Her Up (1.59)
  9. The Flying Cloud (Roud 1802; Laws K28; G/D 1:44) (6.45)
  10. Cruising Round Yarmouth (Roud 2432) (2.39)
  11. Shoals of Herring (Roud 13642) (3.53)
  12. Henry Martin (Roud 104; Child 250) (2.32)
  13. The Wild Goose Nation (Roud 328) (1.39)
  14. Lord Franklin (Roud 487; Laws K9; G/D 1:16; Henry H815) (2.38)
  15. Haul on the Bowline (Roud 652; G/D 1:1) (1.21)
  16. The Trim-Rigged Doxy (Roud 518; G/D 7:1477) (2.26)
  17. The Dreadnought (Roud 924; Laws D13; Henry H194) (2.16)
  18. Hilo, Johnny Brown (Roud 8229) (1.25)
  19. Davy Lowston (2.59)
  20. The Leaving of Liverpool (Roud 9435) (4.56)

All tracks trad. arr. Louis Killen except
Track 11 Ewan MacColl, from the radio ballad Singing the Fishing

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A Seaman's Garland

Louis Killen: A Seaman's Garland (KnockOut! KO-04)

A Seaman's Garland
Sailors, Ships & Chanteys Vol. 2
Louis Killen

KnockOut! KO-04 (CD, USA, 1997)

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Recorded April / May 1997 at JB Productions, Bellevue, WA;
Engineer: Jim Bachman;
Produced by Louis Killen and Margaret Osika;
Cover photo by Ashley James

Musicians

Louis Killen, lead vocals, harmonies, concertina;
Tom Hyde, vocals;
Carter Bannerman, mandolin, vocals

Tracks

  1. Dance t' th' Daddy (Roud 2439; G/D 8:1562) (1.44)
  2. The Herring Gutter's Song (1.55)
  3. The Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037; Henry H232) (3.10)
  4. Do Me Ama (Roud 511; Laws K40) (2.56)
  5. Doodle Let Me Go (Roud 3221) (1.48)
  6. The Sailor Cut Down in His Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680) (3.56)
  7. The Keel Row (Roud 3059; G/D 4:771) (2.35)
  8. The “Diamond” (Roud 2172; G/D 1:11) (2.25)
  9. Greenland Bound (Roud 970; G/D 1:10) (2.40)
  10. The Wreck of the “Ellen Munn” (Roud 4372) (4.07)
  11. Three Score and Ten (Roud 16873) (4.24)
  12. The Black Ball Line (Roud 2623) (1.43)
  13. Brave Admiral Benbow (Roud 3141) (4.15)
  14. The Bold Princess Royal (Roud 528; Laws K29; G/D 1:47) (4.00)
  15. Paul Jones (Roud 967; Laws A4) (3.48)
  16. We Have Fed Our Sea (3.12)
  17. Good Bye, Fare Thee Well (Roud 927; G/D 1:5; Henry H53a) (2.14)
  18. Leave Her, Johnny (Roud 354; Henry H53b) (4.22)

All tracks trad. arr. Louid Killen except
Track 2 Ewan MacColl, from the radio ballad Singing the Fishing;
Track 16 words Rudyard Kipling, music Peter Bellamy