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Thread #30604   Message #395342
Posted By: Jeri
10-Feb-01 - 07:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Northwest Passage (Stan Rogers)
Subject: RE: I will take the Northwest Passage!
The first time I heard the song was sometime in '87 or '88, on the Nova documentary about the Franklin expedition and the discovery of the crew members' bodies. I was fascinated by the subject itself, but then to hear that wonderful song near the end ensured I'd never forget the program. It sounds like Stan Rogers must have been fascinated by the history of that expedition as well. I went to our weekly session shortly after that, and asked about the song and the singer. That's how I found out about Stan Rogers.

I can't recall any stand-out performances by people other than Stan Rogers, although I've heard a lot of people sing it. Well, I distinctly remember hearing it on the Canadian TV show "Due South." I'm not sure, but I think it was in the last episode of the show.

I love Jeannie C. Also Lock Keeper, White Squall and quite a few others.