Caribbean Voyage: Nevis & St. Kitts: Tea Meetings, Christmas Sports, & the Moonlight Night

Alan Lomax Collection

Caribbean Voyage Nevis St Kitts Tea Meetings Chris
  • CAT # 82161-1731-2

    1. Quadrille #1 5:12
    2. Quadrille #2 1:17
    3. Good Morning 2:14
    4. Do, My Jolly Boy 1:39
    5. Bear Away, Yankee, Bear Away, Boy 2:08
    6. Feeny Brown 1:09
    7. Blow Boy Blow 1:37
    8. See Me Nanny-O 1:25
    9. Old Sailors Never Die 3:22
    10. Bye, Lola, Till Morning 4:15
    11. Quadrille #3 2:16
    12. Quadrille #4 2:15
    13. One, Two, Three 1:27
    14. Aunty Nanny Thread The Needle / Loose Me, Johnny, Loose Me 4:20
    15. The Tragedy At Brimstone Hill 2:15
    16. Nevis without a Payday 2:53
    17. Masquerade Walking Piece 3:41
    18. Mr. Dog, He Came to Town 1:10
    19. Willie Boy 2:20
    20. Baby, Rock Away 1:20
    21. Poor Josiah 2:43
    22. Yankee John, Stormalong 1:00
    23. Caesar Boy, Caesar 2:00
    24. Long Time Ago 1:10
    25. Bull Dog Goin' Bite Me 1:33
    26. Happy Christmas to You 2:10
    27. Speech / Streets of Laredo
    28. Christmas Song (Instrumental) 2:10
    29. Mr. Highback 7:54
    30. Rag Time 3:30
    31. Bull Dog Goin' Bite Me (Version 2) 4:12

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Nevis and St. Kitts: Tea Meetings, Christmas Sports, & The Moonlight Night Pure excitement and love of life imbue these recordings of grandiloquent speech-makers, cross-dressing gossipers, and chanty-singing fishermen from Nevis and St. Kitts. Fife-and-drum groups, string bands, and effusive toastmasters offer engaging and often comical examples of these islands' holiday sporting tradition. Caribbean Voyage Released for the first time, Alan Lomax's legendary 1962 recordings of the rich and many-stranded musical traditions of the Lesser Antilles and eastern Caribbean: work songs, pass-play and story songs, calypso, East Indian chaupai, and steel band music, reflecting the Central and West African, French, English, Celtic, Spanish and East Indian contributions to Caribbean culture. The Alan Lomax Collection The Alan Lomax Collection gathers together the American, European and Caribbean field recordings, world music compilations, and ballad operas of writer, folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. Recorded by Alan Lomax in collaboration with Roger Abrahams, Ph.D., assisted by Antoinette Marchand. Remastered to 24-bit digital from the original field recordings. All recordings previously unreleased.

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