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Thread #145806   Message #3374973
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
11-Jul-12 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: Lloyd & MacColl's Sea Song LPs
Subject: RE: Lloyd & MacColl's Sea Song LPs
I am going to skip over the second Critics group shanties recording because it looks like more stuff straight out of the books (Colcord and Doerflinger).

The last (?) batch of chanties introduced by Lloyd or MacColl then, is:

7. Sea Shanties (with Roy Harris) (1974)

Lloyd seems to have hit the jackpot in discovering recordings of The Bahamas/Caribbean. I'd kill to know what he thought when he heard "Come Down You Bunch of Roses," which he would surely have when exploring the recordings.

Roll 'er Down the Bay
Lloyd gor from Caribbean source (who?), and changed it a bit.

Sailboat Malarkey
From Frederick McQueen, Bahamas recording

Sally Brown
From Sharp (1914).

Ho Bowline, Bowline Haul
From the 1935 Bahamas recording

Around the Bay of Mexico
From the 1935 Bahamas recording