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Peter Kasin Chanteyranger & Radriano newest CD (10) Chanteyranger & Radriano newest CD 21 Jun 10

Richard Adrianowicz and I have recently released our 3rd CD of chanteys and forebitters, WITH SHIPMATES ALL AROUND. We continue to mine the rich heritage of sea music, and strive to present them with a minimum of arranging. Most tracks are sung a cappella, with fiddle, tinwhistle, and guitar accompaniment on a few songs. Several tracks include a chorus of chantey singers: Walt Askew, Shay Black, David LoVine, Jim Nelson, Malcolm Rigby, and Benjamin Wachs. The chorus on Mr. Stormalong is made up of some of our singing mates in In Harmony's Way: Steve Baughman, Michael Black, Shay Black, Peter Kasin, Allan Macleod, Dick Holdstock, Doug Olsen, Riggy Rackin, Ed Silberman, and Dave Swan.

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Here are the track listings:

1. Heave and Go, My Nancy O!
Lead: Peter. Danish capstan chantey, first appeared in Laura Alexandrine Smith, Music Of The Waters, 1871, and later in Stan Hugill, Shanties From The Seven Seas. A melody was never collected, so Peter composed one, using Hugill's version).

2. 'Way Me Susiana!
Lead: Richard. Collected by Stan Hugill from his shipmate Haring. This hauling song was used for pumping and cargo work.

3. The Lang 'Awa Ship.
Lead vocal and fiddle, Peter. Harmony, guitar and tinwhistle, Richard.Written by Isabella Boyd (1808-12888), found in Nigel Gatherer, Songs and Ballads of Dundee.

4. Billy Boy.
Lead vocals, Peter and Richard. Originally a shore song, this was sometimes lead by two shantymen at the capstan.

5. John Brown's Body.
Lead vocal, Peter. Famous Civil War marching song adapted as a capstan shanty. From Hugill, Shanties From The Seven Seas.

6. The Kinsale Herring.
Lead vocal, guitar, and tinwhiste, Richard. Fiddle, Peter. An Irish sea song from the South Coast.

7. Mister Stormalong.
Lead vocal, Richard, w/ chorus. A pumping shanty later also used at the capstan.

8. John, John Crow.
Lead vocal, Peter. A Barbadian cargo unloading chantey from Frederick Pease Harlow, Chanteying Aboard American Ships.

9. Good Morning, Ladies All.
Lead vocal, Richard. Pumping and cotton screwing chantey from Mobile Bay.

10. Goodnight, Ladies.
Lead vocal, Peter. A capstan shanty, and another example of a popular shore song adapted for shipboard use. Found in Hugill, Shanties From The Seven Seas.

11. Ho, The Last One.
Lead vocal, Richard. A boat launching song from the Bahamas, collected by Alan Lomax from a group of Andros Island men.

12. The Jamestown Homeward Bound.
Lead vocal, Peter. A patriotic forebitter from the 1840's, found in Joanna Colcord, Roll and Go: Songs of American Sailormen.

13. I Sailed The Sea.
Lead vocal, Richard. A modern sea song composed by Geoff Higginbottom, that we learned from Malcolm Rigby.

14. Oh, Row, Heave and Go.
Lead vocal, Richard, w/ chorus.
A hauling shanty collected by Cecil Sharp from a Mr. Allison of Perth. Only one verse was given for this, and Richard got the other verses from a related shanty.

15. Walk Along, My Rosie.
Lead vocal, Peter. A hauling shanty found in Shanties From The Seven Seas.

16. Red Iron Ore.
Lead vocal, Richard. A sea ballad from the Great Lakes in America.

17. Lindy Lowe.
Lead vocal, Peter. Barbadian chantey from Harlow, Chanteying Aboard American Ships.

18. The Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow.
Lead vocal and guitar, Richard. Fiddle, Peter. A nautical version found in The Ancient Music of Ireland.

19. Oh, Annie, Oh!
Lead vocal, Peter. A riverboat cargo handling chantey, from Mary Wheeler, Steamboatin' Days: Folk Songs of the River Packet Era (1944).

20. Come, Loose Every Sail To The Breeze.
Lead vocal, Richard. Chorus: Peter and Walt Askew. A sentimental and very old song.

21. Hurrah, Sing Fare Ye Well.
Lead vocal, Richard, w/ chorus. A hauling song popular in London. The pull occurs in the refrain on the second syllable of "hurrah."

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Derek Bianchi at Muscletone Studios, Berkeley, CA.


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