MP301. Sample Medley

02. CD 1: Cape Cod Girls - Baby Gramps

03. CD 1: Mingulay Boat Song - Richard Thompson

04. CD 1: My Son John - John C. Reilly

05. CD 1: Fire Down Below - Nick Cave

06. CD 1: Turkish Revelry - Loudon Wainwright III

07. CD 1: Bully In The Alley - Three Pruned Men

08. CD 1: The Cruel Ship's Captain - Bryan Ferry

09. CD 1: Dead Horse - Robin Holcomb

10. CD 1: Spanish Ladies - Bill Frisell

11. CD 1: High Barbary - Joseph Arthur

12. CD 1: Haul Away Joe - Mark Anthony Thompson

13. CD 1: Dan Dan - David Thomas

14. CD 1: Blood Red Roses - Sting

15. CD 1: Sally Brown - Teddy Thompson

16. CD 1: Lowlands Away - Rufus Wainwright & Kate McGarrigle

17. CD 1: Baltimore Whores - Gavin Friday

18. CD 1: Rolling Sea - Eliza Carthy

19. CD 1: The Mermaid - Martin Carthy & the UK Group

20. CD 1: Haul On The Bowline - Bob Neuwirth

21. CD 1: Dying Sailor to His Shipmates - Bono

22. CD 1: Bonnie Portmore - Lucinda Williams

23. CD 1: Shenandoah - Richard Greene & Jack Shit

24. CD 1: The Cry Of Man - Mary Margaret O'Hara

25. CD 2: Boney - Jack Shit

26. CD 2: Good Ship Venus - Loudon Wainwright III

27. CD 2: Long Time Ago - White Magic

28. CD 2: Pinery Boy - Nick Cave

29. CD 2: Lowlands Low - Bryan Ferry w/Antony

30. CD 2: One Spring Morning - Akron/Family

31. CD 2: Hog Eye Man - Martin Carthy & family

32. CD 2: The Fiddler/A Drop of Nelson's Blood - Ricky Jay & Richard Greene

33. CD 2: Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold - Andrea Corr

34. CD 2: Fathom The Bowl - John C. Reilly

35. CD 2: Drunken Sailor - David Thomas

36. CD 2: Farewell Nancy - Ed Harcourt

37. CD 2: Hanging Johnny - Stan Ridgway

38. CD 2: Old Man of The Sea - Baby Gramps

39. CD 2: Greenland Whale Fisheries - Van Dyke Parks

40. CD 2: Shallow Brown - Sting

41. CD 2: The Grey Funnel Line - Jolie Holland

42. CD 2: A Drop of Nelson's Blood - Jarvis Cocker

43. CD 2: Leave Her Johnny - Lou Reed

44. CD 2: Little Boy Billy - Ralph Steadman



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Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys
Rogue's Gallery

"The ocean: It's all about the vast blue that engulfs two thirds of the planet. The human being cast against that abyss creates an interesting bit of perspective. I think the sailors of the time were dancing with death, and these were their tunes. They resonate with people on some internal level that is not immediately obvious because it's not in our memory, it's in our blood. It operates on a cellular level. It's what makes us feel so alone."
-Gore Verbinski

So first of all a sea chantey (often spelled shanty) is a work song that was sung on the ol' ships in the day. Rhythmically they matched the activity speed of these men hauling on lines. Many of them are really filthy. Many are very beautiful. They aren't really sung these days because modern day rigging doesn't really need a lot of people working in the same rhythm for long periods of time. A sea song is a song about a life at sea from a narrative or personal point of view. A pirate ballad is a song telling a tale of pirates...

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No: #86817

US Rel. Date: 08/22/2006

EU Rel. Date: 08/21/2006

Type: Full

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