:: Title :: Ride 'Em Trinidad (II)
:: Genre :: chantey, sailor song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Alexander, Willie [vocal]
Allert, Sonnel [vocal]
Anjou, Clyde [vocal]
Bristol, Charles [vocal]
Caliste, Canute [vocal]
George, Lenus [vocal]
Joseph, Conrad [vocal]
Joseph, Gorine [vocal]
Joseph, Kingston [vocal]
Joseph, Matteson [vocal]
Joseph, Newton [vocal]
Joseph, Sidney [vocal]
Sylvester, Avoide [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Wake Group
:: Setting :: A wake
:: Location :: L'Esterre (None), Carriacou (Grenada)
:: Language :: Carriacou Creole French
:: Culture :: Grenadines, Carriacou, Afro-Caribbean
:: Session :: L'Esterre 7/62
:: Date :: 7/30/1962
:: Reference Information :: T1191.0, Track 6 (00:01:53)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Alan Lomax`s field log lists the age and profession of the performers as follows: Charlie [Charles] Bristol ? 57, seaman Newton Joseph ? 51, laborer Sidney Joseph ? 37, sailor Sonnel Allert ? 32, seaman Gorine Joseph ? 51, laborer Willie Alexander ? 80, sailor Canute Harris ? 34, shipwright Lenus George ? 16, student Matteson Joseph ? 42, shipwright Avoide Sylvester ? 32, laborer Conrad Joseph ? 43, fisherman Clyde Anjou ? 50, laborer Kingston Joseph ? 39, sailor [Source: Field Log]
2 - The performances on this session are part of a wake. They include chanteys (sailor songs) cantiques, and quadrilles. In his field log, Alan Lomax names a number of individuals who participated in this session, and unless otherwise specified they are all listed as "possible" performers. Many of the recordings can be heard on Caribbean Voyage: Saraca (Rounder 11661-1726-2) and Caribbean Voyage: Carriacou Calaloo (Rounder 11661-1722-2). [Source: Field Log]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Call-and-response between the lead singer and chorus. Chorus sings in unison and parallel harmony. During the performance some of the men can be heard shouting commands used by sailors when at work. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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