Detail - Paquebot "Liberté", 1959.
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Two hours of salty sea shanties for the seafaring public when they are whaling, sailing or downing a bottle of rum.

29 different acts in this show, here is some information about some of them:

Nic Jones:

Jones is known for his intricate, rhythmically complex fingerpicking and strumming guitar style. He released 5 albums between 1970 and 1980. The Humpback Whale and The Little Pot Stove are both compositions by singer and real life whaler Harry Robertson. Nic Jones’ last album’s title “Penguin Eggs”, was inspired by one of Robertson’s lyrics that describes penguin eggs as a treat to eat while sailing. Bob Dylan released a version of "Canadee-I-O" on his 1992 album “Good as I Been to You” using Jones’ arrangements. In 1982, Jones was in a car accident that left him in the hospital for 8 months and unable to play the guitar as well as he used to, which effectively ended his career. In 2012, Jones played his first solo concert since his accident.

Tim Hart And Maddy Prior:

In 1966, Tim Hart and Maddy Prior, both residents of St. Albans, joined to create a folk duo. Prior added tambourine, spoons and ukulele to Hart's guitar, dulcimer and organ among others. The duo released three albums, Folk Songs of Olde England vol 1 and vol 2 in 1968 and Summer Solstice in 1971. The later album was a more polished recording and included string arrangements by Robert Kirby, who had arranged for Nick Drake on Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter, Vashti Bunyan on Just Another Diamond Day and would go on to do Elton John' Madman Across The Water. Hart and Prior were founding members of Steeleye Span which, despite many personnel changes, is still performing today. The band drew primarily from traditional English folk music but did compose some of their own original material.

Countries represented: USA, England, France, Netherlands, Norway, Canada.

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "Paquebot "Liberté"" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 10, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/afbf98ff-494e-7e08-e040-e00a18064829

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  • 6:08pm Birds And Ships by Billy Bragg & Wilco on Mermaid Avenue (Elektra), 1998
  • 6:10pm Hey Ahab by Elton John / Leon Russell on The Union (Decca), 2010
  • 6:16pm Bob Dylan's 115th Dream by Bob Dylan on Bringing It All Back Home (Columbia), 1965
  • 6:22pm Handsome Cabin Boy by Frank Zappa on The Lost Episodes (Rykodisc), 1996
  • 6:24pm Dawnwatch by Paul Winter / Paul Halley, Leonard Nimoy on Whales Alive (Living Music), 1986
  • 6:27pm The Humpback Whale by Nic Jones on Penguin Eggs (Shanachie), 1980
  • 6:33pm Greenland Whale Fisheries by Van Dyke Parks on Rogue's Gallery (Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, & Chanteys) (Anti-), 2006
  • 6:38pm Bishop Danced by Bruce Springsteen on Tracks (Columbia), 1980
  • 6:42pm Little Roving Sailor by Flibbertigibbet on The History Of U.K. Underground Folk Rock 1968-1978 Volume One (Kissing Spell), 1978
  • 6:45pm On The Sunny Side Of The Ocean by John Fahey on Volume 5 - The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death (Takoma), 1965
  • 6:48pm Sunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond) by Ringo Starr on Ringo (Apple Records), 1973
  • 6:51pm Sir Joseph's Barge Is Seen by Gilbert & Sullivan - D'Oyly Carte Opera Company on HMS Pinafore (Naxos Historical), 1949
  • 6:53pm Fare Away by New Main Street Singers on A Mighty Wind: The Album (DMZ), 2003
  • 6:55pm Me Seeman by Anneke Konings on Tussen Zon En Maan (Elf Provinciën), 1975
  • 7:01pm Three Drunken Maidens by Tim Hart And Maddy Prior on Summer Solstice (Shanachie), 1971
  • 7:03pm Spanish Ladies by Bill Frisell on Rogue's Gallery (Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, & Chanteys) (Anti-), 2006
  • 7:06pm Singapore by Tom Waits on Rain Dogs (Island Records), 1985
  • 7:08pm Pirate Jenny by Nina Simone on In Concert (Philips), 1964
  • 7:15pm Mrs. McGrath by Bruce Springsteen on We Shall Overcome - The Seeger Sessions (Columbia), 2006
  • 7:19pm Captain's Log by Spirogyra on St. Radigunds (Repertoire Records), 1971
  • 7:22pm Det Blåser Nordost by Folk&Rackare on Rackbag (Amalthea), 1985
  • 7:24pm Sail Away Lady by Uncle Bunt Stephens on Anthology Of American Folk Music (Smithsonian Folkways), 1952
  • 7:27pm Fathom The Bowl by John C. Reilly on Rogue's Gallery (Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, & Chanteys) (Anti-), 2006
  • 7:30pm Pay Me My Money Down by Bruce Springsteen on We Shall Overcome - The Seeger Sessions (DMZ), 2003
  • 7:35pm Three Score And Ten by Interlude on Dunskey Castle (Interlude Self-Released), 1982
  • 7:37pm Pieces Of 79 And 15 by The Strawbs on Strawbs (A&M Records), 1969
  • 7:40pm Captain Kennedy by Neil Young on Hitchhiker (Reprise Records), 1980
  • 7:44pm (The Wreck Of The) "John B" by Arthur Lyman on The Colorful Percussions Of Arthur Lyman (HiFi Records), 1962
  • 7:46pm The Little Pot Stove by Nic Jones on Penguin Eggs (Shanachie), 1980
  • 7:52pm The Wreck Of The Edmund FItzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot on Complete Greatest Hits (Warner Bros. Records,), 1976
  • 7:58pm Sailor's Bonnet / Miss McNamara by Fungus on Mushrooms (Negram), 1977
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