Robert Shaw - Sea Shanties (CD)
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- Easy Listening
- Number of Items
- Sea Shanties
- Country of Origin
- BMG (distributor)
- Mono / Stereo
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Blow The Man Down
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Bound For The Rio Grande
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Lowlands
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Whup! Jamboree
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Tom's Gone To Hilo
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] A-Roving
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Goodbye, Fare Ye Well
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] The Shaver
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Stormalong, John
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Swansea Town
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Haul Away, Joe
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Shenandoah
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Santy Anna
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] The Drummer And The Cook
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Spanish Ladies
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Blow the man down
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Lowlands
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Shenandoah
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] A-Roving
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Bound for the Rio Grande
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] drummer and the cook, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Good-bye, fare ye well
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Haul away, Joe
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Santy Anna
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] shaver, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Spanish ladies
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Stormalong, John
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Swansea Town
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Tom's gone to Hilo
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Whup! Jamboree
- Release Date
- 1 July 1999
Personnel: James Stover, William Diard (tenor, tenor saxophone); Thomas Pyle (baritone); Jack Hotop (guitar).
Liner Note Author: Alice Parker .
Arrangers: Robert Shaw ; Alice Parker .
The songs of the sailor presented on SEA SHANTIES may have gone out with the tall ships, but the traditional song stylings are preserved forever in this remarkable recording from 1960. RCA Victor took great pains in re-releasing this album, maintaining everything from the original "Living Stereo" fidelity to the unmistakable cover art.
The shanties themselves are familiar, due in no small part to the popularity of this recording in its original release. The Men of the Robert Shaw Chorale perform with vigor and machismo. Led primarily by baritones, the songs follow three basic patterns: call and response, ballads and more complex "windlass and capstan" shanties. The best known of the call and response songs, such as "Blow the Man Down" and "What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor," remain popular for their deceptive simplicity. Each part is relatively easy to sing--these were, after all, work songs--but when all the parts are put together, they create a lively and quite enjoyable whole.
- Date Released
- 1999-01-01 00:00:00
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Video Disabled
- Robert Shaw Chorale
- 45m 0s
- Bernard Keville
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