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Thread #57206   Message #1551352
Posted By: Ferrara
28-Aug-05 - 02:03 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Yangtse River Shanty
Subject: RE: Origins: Yangtse River Shanty
"Seems whatever that man [Danny Spooner]turns his hand to, he does well!" Ain't that the truth! The word was that he did some fine renditions of Bo Diddly songs during the late-late-night singing at Augusta Vocal Week. (I didn't hear it myself, I only stayed up for the early late-night stuff....)

Getting back to the Yangste River shanty, I first heard it when Barry Finn sang it at the FSGW Getaway, later heard John Roberts et al sing it at Mystic, and on the "Ye Mariners All" album. With luck we'll be hearing Barry do it again at this year's Getaway, ain't that great?

It is a terrific song in all its various incarnations. Danny does sing Charley's version.