23 November 2009
Roger Wagner Chorale "Sea Chanteys"
The Roger Wagner Chorale was first formed in the late forties by the French-American Roger Francis Wagner and continued for many years. Their LP output included at least four folk music albums including Songs of the Frontier 1 and 2, Songs of Old World and Songs of the New World and this collection of songs of the sea.
Of course, the performances are more classical than traditional but they have beautifully re-arranged and performed these sailor worksongs with dignity and I'll bet most of you will end up singing along with the tracks. Those tracks include Erie Canal, Fifteen Men on a dead man's chest, Boston come all ye, Rio Grande, A'Roving, Golden Vanity, Drunken Sailor, Shenandoah, Lowlands, Early in the Morning, Haul Away Joe, Leave Her Johnny, Sailing Sailing, and Tom's gone to Hilo. I think it was produced in the early 60's.
(Incidentally, this is an original rip at a genuine192-224 VBR)
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