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 - A-ROVING

 

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