Blow, Ye Winds, in the Morning

Blow, Ye Winds, in the Morning

by Revel Players
     
 
Revels Company founder John Langstaff brings his love of traditional music to Paine Hall and Sanders Theatre in Harvard with Blow, Ye Winds, in the Morning. 21 shanties, ballads, pub songs, and poems, performed by the Revel Players chronicle the

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Revels Company founder John Langstaff brings his love of traditional music to Paine Hall and Sanders Theatre in Harvard with Blow, Ye Winds, in the Morning. 21 shanties, ballads, pub songs, and poems, performed by the Revel Players chronicle the joys, sorrows, and workdays of fisherman, sailors, whaling men, and their wives and children, utilizing accordions, fiddles, and voices to capture the period's blue-collar simplicity. The album works like a play -- though it follows no set narrative -- and it's charms lie in the passion and care that the performers have for the material. The choral arrangements on "Mingulay" and "the Seaman's Hymn" are chill-inducing triumphs, conjuring up hordes of townsfolk lamenting fallen friends and relatives, while rousing shanties like "Cape Cod Girls" and "Away Rio" rival the works of A.L. Lloyd and Ewan MacColl. Those looking for bare-bones renditions of nautical classics would be better off with any of Topic Records' excellent seafaring compilations, while those interested in beautifully rehearsed, played, and executed dances and work songs would do well picking up this wonderful slice of ocean memorabilia.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/21/1995
Label:
Revels Records
UPC:
0738871084224
catalogNumber:
1084
Rank:
198156

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Performance Credits

Revel Players   Primary Artist
Robert J. Lurtsema   Voices
Sarah Bauhan   Penny Whistle
Hildur Colot   Flute
Bob Duncan   Choir, Chorus
Jermone Epstein   Piano,Concertina
John Fleagle   Percussion,Cornet,Drums
Neal MacMillan   Banjo,Pipe
Nigel Nathan   Trombone,Choir, Chorus
Bill Smith   Banjo,Accordion
Sarah Gregory   Bass,Guitar
Marshall Barron   Fiddle
Nicholas Beasley   Vocals
Mark J. Deck   Choir, Chorus
Kit Emory   Choir, Chorus
Kathie Fiveash   Choir, Chorus
Polly Fiveash   Vocals
Nancy Hurlbut   Choir, Chorus
Doug Quimby   Leader
Gary Rieger   Drums
Ann B. Soule   Choir, Chorus
Lew Kimball   Choir, Chorus
Ben Soule   Choir, Chorus
Nath Anderson   Vocals
Amanda Kilgore   Vocals
Allan Sly   Organ
Linda Coe   Choir, Chorus
David Carlson   Choir, Chorus
David Brandt   Vocals

Technical Credits

John Langstaff   Director
Jermone Epstein   Arranger
David Jones   Contributor
David Griesinger   Engineer
Sue Ladr   Cover Design
Raine Miller   Producer
Susan Cooper   Liner Notes
Katherine Emory   Contributor
Scott-Martin Kosofsky   Cover Design

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