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Lighter Lyr Add: 'Sally Brown' (26) RE: Lyr Add: 'Sally Brown' 18 Sep 20

John M. "Sailor Dad" Hunt (1876-1951) was an American seaman who performed chanteys at the White Top Folk Festival in the 1930s.

In May, 1934, Hunt took part in what is said to have been the first radio program ever broadcast from the White House. He sang "Santy Anno."

Hunt told a reporter, "The President he says to me, he says, 'Sailor Dad, I ain't never heard nawthing like it before.'"

In 1939 he recorded "When Jones's Ale was New," "Johnny's Gone to Hilo," and "Sally Brown" for the Library of Congress.

I'm posting Hunt's "Santy Anno" to this thread:

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