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Johnson Girls
On The Rocks

Round the Corn
Noah Bult the Ark
Dixie Land
Song for a Seafarer
A Wife in Every Port
Married a Trawlerman
Drink to the Laddies
Roll, Boys, Roll
Vole Mon Coeur, Vole
The Priest and the Nuns
Fire Maringo
Tailor in the Tea Chest
O, Pescator Dell'onda
Working at the Colface
Gaol Song
White Wings
Pique laBalcine
Mariner's Hymn

The New York City-based Johnson Girls are five talented women who sing authentic, a cappella sea chanteys and maritime songs. Lead-singing leads are shared fairly evenly among the five, who particularly enjoy singing this very blue-collar music live, encouraging audience participation. 19 authentic, spirited tunes, some favorites: "Round the Corn," "Dixie Land," "A Wife in Every Port," "Married to a Trawlerman," "Drink to the Laddies," "Fire Maringo," "Tailor in the Tea Chest," "Working at the Coalface," "Gaol Song," "Mike," "White Wings" and "Mariner's Hymn." These are powerful songs of love, betrayal and heartbreak, of hard work and trouble, rhythmic songs to sing while rowing a ship's boat, raising the anchor, or hauling a canvas sail up to the yardarm. Nicely done liner notes with interesting info about each of the songs. We noticed that the Johnson Girls are all brunettes, and on the cover of "On the Rocks" sit 5 brunette mermaids with their backs to us, singing out to a passing clipper ship, but this is almost certainly a coincidence!

Item code: 9858C | 1 CD | $14.98 add item to cart
World | A Cappella | Female | United States

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