Mudcat Café message #2073776 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102326   Message #2073776
Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
11-Jun-07 - 12:43 PM
Thread Name: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Songbook Index
Subject: RE: Sailors' Songs or Chanties- Index
I recently found an old LP of Oscar Brand sea shanties in my basement storage. I remember liking it because the songs were performed in a straightforward manner, with acoustic instruments and without excessive "production." "Johnny Came Down to Hilo," "The Stormy Winds do Blow," "Captain Kidd" and several other classic "chanties"
are featured on this one. By the way, I have seen both "chanty" and "shanty" used by various writers and performers over the years, though I always favored the former as more historically correct. Any disputants?