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Friday, February 20, 2009

WHALING AND SAILING SONGS FROM THE DAYS OF MODY DICK


sung by Paul Clayton


TRADITION RECORDS
TLP 1005
1956
STEREO





SIDE A:



THE MAID OF AMSTERDAM
OLD STORMALONG
THE GIRLS AROUND CAPE HORN
PADDY DOYLE'S BOOTS
SPANISH LADIES
SALLY BROWN
THE DYING SAILOR TO HIS SHIPMATES
RANZO
THE MERMAID
JOHNNY'S GONE TO HILO

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SIDE B:



SATURDAY NIGHT AT SEA
SHENANDOAH
ADMIRAL BENBOW
ROUND THE CORNER
THE GREENLAND WHALE FISHERIES
GO DOWN YOU BLOOD RED ROSES
THE TURKISH REVELEE
BONEY WAS A WARRIOR
LADY FRANKLIN'S LAMENT

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Editor's note: sorry for the rough ride on this one but every time I played the record without weights it skipped. It shows no deeply grooved scratches but must just be one of the touchy wax creations that come along once in a while. As for the songs: they are hit and miss. Some are very good and others are just standard fare folksy sounding ballads. I've seen some reviews of this album expecting a full chorus of roughnecks but I like these examples with minimal guitar and solo singing.

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