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Folk Guitar, Bahaman Ballads and Rhyming Spirituals (1964)  CD

Folk Guitar, Bahaman Ballads and Rhyming Spirituals (1964) CD

  • $1799


"This item is part of the Folkways (Cook, or Paredon, or Monitor) archives.  The original liner notes from the LP are included."

This collection of three virtuosos from the island of Andros is a compilation of several recordings not previously released on Samuel Charters series of Bahamian music (see SFW40066, FW03845, and FW03846). Opening with the countrys premiere folk guitarist, Joseph Spence, whose distinctive playing style is only matched by his own half-singing/half-grunting through his pipe, this collection includes the music of John Roberts and Frederick McQueen who demonstrate the islands fading art of three-part anthem singing.

Tracks Artist/Performer
101 Bimini Gal Joseph Spence
102 Lord is My Shepherd Joseph Spence
103 Glory Glory Joseph Spence
201 Out on the Rolling Sea John Roberts, H. Brown, Charles Wallace
202 Cecil Gone in the Time of Storm John Roberts, H. Brown, Charles Wallace
203 Harcourt Got Drowned Frederick McQueen, Charles Bastian, Norris Rolle
204 Dig My Grave Frederick McQueen, Charles Bastian, Norris Rolle
205 Kneeling Down Beside the Gate Frederick McQueen, Charles Bastian, Norris Rolle
206 Shake My Hand Frederick McQueen, Charles Bastian, Norris Rolle

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