Traditional shanties and sea songs as interpreted by Bobby Spellman and his shanty gang.
released February 29, 2012
Bobby Spellman, flugelhorn and tin whistle
Davindar Singh, baritone saxophone
Keith Mosley, acoustic bass
Connor Baker, drum set
Recorded February 12th and 20th in Allston, MA
Cover art by Jack L. Gray, photographed and contributed by Bob Spellman (the elder)
Many thanks to:
Davindar, Keith, and Connor, a swell group of guys
Richard Osbourne of Newburyport's Dyno Records for hipping me to much of the music that inspired this recording
Joe Morris, John McNeil, and David Schumacher for their intellectual and spiritual guidance
the RPM Challenge
Naragansett Brewing Company
This recording is dedicated to Paul Clayton, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, the Pogues, and my seafaring forebears for paving the way.
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