“Deep Sea Chanteys And Whaling Ballads” by The Almanac Singers - album review

TJR says

The line-up of the group for album # 3 was Millard Lampell, Lee Hays, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. “Deep Sea Chanteys and Whaling Ballads” had no political content and reverted back to traditional folk themes. Co-incidentally, and somewhat ironically, it was quite a well-known fact at the time that sea chanteys were Franklin Roosevelt’s favourite kind of song. This was the first of two albums produced by Alan Lomax for General Records, for which the group received a $250 advance. Dazzled with their new-found riches, they invested in a Buick for a cross country tour. Blimey. None of your Ford mobiles for these folk stars! Luxury brand motoring? Investing in the American economy? Singing songs with presidential approval? The hacks must have been gutted…

The Jukebox Rebel
14-Jun-2012

A [02:34] 7.7.png The Almanac Singers - Blow The Man Down (Traditional) Folk
B [02:42] 6.1.png The Almanac Singers - Blow Ye Winds, Heigh Ho (Traditional) Folk
C [02:31] 6.2.png The Almanac Singers - The Coast Of High Barbary (Traditional) Folk
D [03:05] 5.8.png The Almanac Singers - The Golden Vanity (Traditional) Folk
E [03:11] 7.0.png The Almanac Singers - Haul Away Joe (Traditional) Folk
F [02:22] 5.7.png The Almanac Singers - Away, Rio (Traditional) Folk




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