:: Title :: Bear Away, Yankee, Bear Away, Boy (II)
:: Genre :: sailor song, work song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Gumbs, Roy [vocal]
Morris, Reuben [vocal]
Roberts, Walter [vocal]
Skeete, Franklin [vocal]
Syder, Reginald [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Newcastle (Saint James Windward), Nevis (St. Kitts and Nevis)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Caribbean, Nevis, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: Newcastle 7/62
:: Date :: 7/10/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1153.0, Track 1 (00:01:13)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session features a male chorus singing sailing, rowing, and boat-pulling songs. It includes a number of interviews and some recordings were actually made in a rowboat. Some of the recordings can be found on Caribbean Voyage: Nevis and St. Kitts (Rounder 1732). [Source: Recordings and Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Call-and-response between lead singer and chorus. Chorus sings in unison and parallel harmony. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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