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Seeking: recording of Skipper of Flying Enterprise

GUEST,Art Thieme 18 Jul 05 - 10:00 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 18 Jul 05 - 10:31 PM
Peace 18 Jul 05 - 10:37 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 18 Jul 05 - 11:02 PM
Peace 18 Jul 05 - 11:03 PM
GUEST,Art Thieme 19 Jul 05 - 10:46 AM
Peace 20 Jul 05 - 12:46 AM
McGrath of Harlow 20 Jul 05 - 07:54 PM
Dave Bryant 21 Jul 05 - 10:36 AM
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Charley Noble 13 Jan 06 - 08:10 AM
EBarnacle 13 Jan 06 - 12:31 PM
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GUEST,Bjarne Bekker, Denmark 20 Dec 12 - 04:15 PM
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Subject: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 10:00 PM

A friend is looking for a recording of a song called "The Skipper Of The Flying Enterprise". This ship sank in 1952 off the coast of England. The tune is "The Golden Vanity"

Thanks,

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 10:31 PM

For those of you too young to remember, or just not familiar with the story here is a link. I read the book many years ago. http://www.teesships.freeuk.com/1129flying.htm


Sorry, I have never heard the song, so I cannot help with that search Art, Good luck.

Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 10:37 PM

http://www.shipsoflongago.co.uk/flying%20enterprise%20dedications.htm

Lyrics posted on that site--second lyric down. The link on that page doesn't work, however. Is that the song you mean, Art?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 11:02 PM

There ya go Peace http://www.shipsoflongago.co.uk/flying%20enterprise%20dedications.htm
click on that


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jul 05 - 11:03 PM

Thanks, Dave.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 19 Jul 05 - 10:46 AM

I knew some of you would be familiar with this. Thanks!
The search goes on. Now we've got the words...

I am looking for this song for an old friend, the photographer, Rich Remsberg.

He thinks it might've been written by DON MEEHAN----the bass player for the Alan Holmes band/orchestra/whatever at New York's Hotel Astor. Evidently he recorded it for King Records.

Rich is looking for either a 78 record of it or a CD reissue.

Thanks again,

Art


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: Peace
Date: 20 Jul 05 - 12:46 AM

While the 'cat's up:

www.communigate.co.uk/ne/lookback/page15.phtml

Google the above. Neat article there about the Flying Enterprise.

Also,

http://www.geocities.com/disneynutt00/101dalm.html

The above is about the Disney movie "101 Dalmatians". Seems Cruella was holding up a newspaper that had the captain's name on the front page. Not what you're looking for, Art, but interesting nevertheless. I'll keep digging.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterp
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 20 Jul 05 - 07:54 PM

I remember that story - it was very exciting, with the pictures of the ship lying on its side dominating the papers for days.

Here's a site with some details about Captain Carlsen, who died in 1989 in New Jersey, and a photo of him.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 21 Jul 05 - 10:36 AM

Although I was only 8 at the time, I can also remember the event - as Kevin says it was a major news item. As soon as I remembered "The Flying Enterprise" the name of the tug "Turmoil" came to mind - suppose that the alliteration helped.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 04:52 AM

Time Magazine's website www.time.com quotes that on
Jan. 21, 1952
"Tin Pan Alley reads the papers. One day last week, fascinated by a running Page One story, Leeds Music Corp. set Tunesmiths Larry Clinton and Herb Hendler to work. Clinton & Hendler were held up a bit because of their uncertainty as to just how the story was going to turn out. But 48 hours from scratch, they had their song recorded (for King Records), and by next day Manhattan radio stations were booming it on the air. Chorus:

All hail to the skippers With fate beyond the skies, All hail to the skipper Of the Flying Enterprise."

Probably not very helpful
I too am trying to track Don Meehan down as I would like to quote the lyrics in a book - if I get anything I will let you know
Jean Hood


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 08:10 AM

The lyrics could have used another draft, but timely, very timely!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: EBarnacle
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 12:31 PM

His daughter was in my class in school, so we followed the story very closely. After the event, Capt. Carlsen spoke to the school. I don't know about others but I was impressed.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: MartinRyan
Date: 13 Jan 06 - 03:53 PM

Strange how it stuck in our memories, alright. I wasn't quite six years old - but can clearly see the newspaper headlines in my minds eye..

Regards


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: GUEST,Bjarne Bekker, Denmark
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 04:15 PM

Dear Carlsen fans. If you are interested, my bibliography Flying Enterprise & Kurt Carlsen is now for sale at www.amazon.com. Next year I take a storytelling tour to the US.
Kind regards Bjarne Bekker
Journalist and author
bjarne@bekker.dk
Kurt Carlsens story of life as told to Bjarne Bekker


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: GUEST,Bjarne Bekker
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 04:19 PM

http://www.flying-enterprise.com


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Subject: RE: Folklore: recording of Skipper OfFlying Enterprise
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Dec 12 - 05:11 PM

Gosh, I remember this as clear as a bell. I think the captain eventually abandoned his ship (last), by walking along the (by now) horizontal funnel, and jumping, either into the sea or into a lifeboat. Not sure on the details of that. It was all over the papers for days and days.
I think the cargo was pig iron, and it shifted, throwing the ship onto it's side, where it remained for several days, before sinking.


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Subject: RE: Seeking: recording of Skipper of Flying Enterprise
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jun 17 - 09:03 PM

If you go to YouTube and type in "Alan Holmes The Skipper of the Flying Enterprise" it will bring up the song that is on the documentary of the sinking.


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Subject: RE: Seeking: recording of Skipper of Flying Enterprise
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Jun 17 - 01:43 AM

Can somebody find and post the Lyrics? I'm traveling, and it's beyond my technology.
Joe


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