Mudcat Café message #2651888 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102165   Message #2651888
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
08-Jun-09 - 10:30 PM
Thread Name: Origin: John Cherokee
Subject: RE: John Cherokee
Well, I gave it a shot to reproduce Hugill's Harding version from his text. I wonder if it sounds anything at all like his recording? Actually, I tried it two diff. ways. The first is the pretty normal "deepwater sailor" way that I'd probably sing. The second is based in my imagination of how a Caribbean singer's version could sound. It's meant as an alternative interpretation to the Caribbean-ish current renditions, which I allege draw on associated features of a different sort of Caribbean music. Feel free to make fun of the accent, which is Jamaican and the only Caribbean accent that I am able to even attempt.

Link to recording, 2 versions