FTX-207 - CAN'T
YOU DANCE THE POLKA?
STANLEY SLADE - Bristol Shellback Shantyman
|The last of the shellbacks, recorded by Peter
Kennedy in 1950, shortly before his death - sea shanties, some sung with
a male chorus, and accompanied by piano-accordion, and others sung unaccompanied.
Slade was the very last sailor, starting off in the days of sail, to have
served before the mast as a recognised shantyman. It was his recordings
that fired Peter Kennedy, and later the BBC, to begin a systematic programme
of recording traditional singers and other performers in the UK.
SACRAMENTO - MOBIL' BAY - CAN'T YOU DANCE
THE POLKA? or SANTY ANNA - BLOW THE MAN DOWN - ON BOARD OF THE
KANGAROO - THE RIO GRANDE - CAPTAIN NIPPER - SHENANDOAH
- HAUL ON THE BOWLIN' - THE RYANS AND THE PITMAN'S (Newfoundland
version of SPANISH LADIES) - ROLLING HOME - ROCK AND ROLL ME
OVER (JOHNNY BOKER) - TOM'S GONE TO HILO - JOHNNY'S GONE DOWN
TO HILO - GOODBYE, FARE YOU WELL - ROLL THE COTTON DOWN -
THE DEAD HORSE SHANTEY - WON'T YOU GO MY WAY? - TIME FOR US
TO LEAVE HER - A HUNDRED YEARS AGO - WE'RE ALL BOUND TO GO or
HEAVE AWAY MY JOHNNY - ROUND THE CORNER, SALLY - THE BLACKBALL
LINE - HAUL AWAY, JOE - SALLY BROWN - A GIRL'S ASLEEP
WITH A BLUE DRESS ON - OLD STORMY' S DEAD or Mr STORMALONG -