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Bahamas 1935: Chanteys And Anthems From Andros And Cat Island


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listen  6. When You Go to Sea 1:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Histe Up the John B. Sail 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen11. A Great Storm Pass Over 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Mary, Come Join Our Religion 1:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen18. Sittin' Down 'Longside of My Lord 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen20. Down in the Valley 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (March 9, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rounder Select
  • ASIN: B00000I5K8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,742 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Another sub series in Rounder's Alan Lomax collection, these are '30s field recordings documenting African-American life in the Bahamas in the mid '30s. It's a collection of sea chanteys and anthems drawn from field recordings made on Andros and Cat Island. The music made by these "spongers" is both lighthearted and delightful, full of interesting harmonies and interesting composition. What would later turn into commercial calypso has its seeds in this music. Another fascinating chunk of history.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Smith VINE VOICE on August 1, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is a marvelous field recording by Lomax. Lomax describes the anthem technique, which is used in chanteys as well, as: "The several parts are likely not only to have different tonal levels, rhythmic patterns, and distinctive melodic patterns, but be proceeding at different speeds". The result is a very sophisticated folk sound.
"Blow, Liza, Blow" is a wonderful interweaving of voices in anthem style.
"Histe Up the John B. Sail" is more similar to the version sung during the American "folk revival" of the sixties.
"All Night, Jesus, All Night" is an interesting contrast to the southern US spiritual/gospel tradition.
Listen to any of the clips available on Amazon - multiply by 6 or so and you get your enjoyment level for this wonderful album.
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By Interzone_Records on December 6, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Chanteys
1 Group Of Men From Andros Island – Blow, Liza, Blow
2 Group Of Men From Andros Island – Roll Him Along
3 Henry Lundy – Round The Bay Of Mexico
4 Henry Lundy – Bowline
5 Group Of Men From Andros Island – Long Time Ago
6 Group Of Men From Andros Island – When You Go To Sea
7 Cleveland Simmons Group – Hustle Up The John B. Sail
8 Group Of Men From Andros Island – John Bully
9 Zacharias Green – Stand Up From Below
10 David Pryor – When The Whale Get Strike
11 Group Of Men From Andros Island – A Great Storm Passover
12 Group Of Men From Andros Island – Mary, Come Join Our Religion
13 Group Of Men From Andros Island – Swing Your Tail
14 Henry Lundy – Come Down, You Roses
15 Group Of Men From Andros Island – O The Last One

Anthems
16 Cleveland Simmons – I May Be Gone
17 Group Of Men From Andros Island – All Night, Jesus, All Night
18 Group Of Men From Andros Island – Sittin' Down 'Longside Of My Lord
19 Group Of Men From Andros Island – Dig My Grave
20 Group Of Men From Andros Island – Down In The Valley
21 Group Of Men From Andros Island – Time
22 Group Of Men From Andros Island – Job
23 Group Of Men From Andros Island – Here I Am
24 Group Of Men From Andros Island – I Bid You Goodnight
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