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Thread #50569 Message #1786139
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Jul-06 - 02:44 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Add: Blue Water Line (Graf & Seligson)
Subject: RE: Blue Water Line
Blue Water Line, a signature song for the Brothers Four, was written by Dora Graf and Martin Seligson. The DT says the song was recorded by Kingston Trio, but I don't believe that's so. The only recording I could find is the one by the Brothers Four - but that one recording is on eight different CD's.
Here's the beginning of the Encyclopedia Britannica article on William Jennings Bryan (note spelling - DT has it wrong):
Bryan, William Jennings
born March 19, 1860, Salem, Ill., U.S.
died July 26, 1925, Dayton, Tenn.
Democratic and Populist leader and a magnetic orator who ran unsuccessfully three times for the U.S. presidency (1896, 1900, 1908). His enemies regarded him as an ambitious demagogue, but his supporters viewed him as a champion of liberal causes. He was influential in the eventual adoption of such reforms as popular election of senators, income tax, creation of a Department of Labor, Prohibition, and woman suffrage. Throughout his career, his Midwestern roots clearly identified him with agrarian interests, in opposition to those of the urban East.
Bryan was one of the most popular - and one of the most controversial - figures in the U.S. at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.
Now, who were Dora Graf and Martin Seligson?