:: Title :: Feeny Brown (I)
:: 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 :: T1152.0, Track 6 (00:00:49)
:: 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(s) and chorus. Chorus sings predominantly in unison. What sounds like rowing can be heard in the background (perhaps approximating an actual working environment). Alan Lomax cuts the performance short. [Source: Recording]
:: Collection :: Caribbean 1962

 

 

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