January 16, 2017

Menhaden Chanteymen: Won’t You Help Me to Raise ’em

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Recorded in 1989 at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Beaufort, the dozen songs on this cassette are traditional work songs of a coastal Carolina menhaden fishery. The Menhaden Chanteymen are recipients of the North Carolina Folk Heritage Award.

Songs: I’m Gonna Roll Here; Help Me to Raise ’em; My Way Seems So Hard; Mule on the Mountain; Going Back to Weldon;Sweet Rosie Anna; Lazarus; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Drinking of the Wine; I Wish I Was Single Again; Mama Liza Jane; Remember Me.

Details: Cassette with extensive liner notes. 1989, Global Village.

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