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The Shanty Men

Various: The Shanty Men (Greenwich Village GVR 201)

The Shanty Men
Matt Armour, Alex Campbell, Johnny Collins, John Goodluck, Erik Ilott, Jim Mageean, Don Shepherd, Joe Stead, Mick Tems

Greenwich Village Records GVR 201 (LP, UK, 1978)

Produced by Joe Stead;
Recorded by John Hassell and Alan Green at Wood Farm House, Fressingfield, Suffolk, on September 2-4, 1977 and at Mid Wales Sound Studios, Castle Caereinon, Wales on May 13-14, 1978;
Sleeve design by Mike Walsh MSIAD

Musicians

Lead singers: Matt Armour, Alex Campbell, Johnny Collins, John Goodluck, Erik Ilott, Jim Mageean, Don Shepherd, Joe Stead, Mick Tems;
Crew: Phil Beer, Siebron Brown, Roger Clark, Joe Crowfoot, Peter Davenport, Paul Downes, Nicholas Driver, Allan Evans, Keith Evans, Alan Green, Mike Jones, Cliff Leah, John McVee, John Mills Evans, William Molan, Mick Presley, Mick Reide, Steve Shipley

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Jim Mageean: Rio Grande C (Roud 317)
  2. John Goodluck: Reuben Ranzo H (Roud 3282)
  3. Matt Armour: The Bay of Mexico P (Roud 207; Henry H496)
  4. Erik Ilott: Whisky Johnny H (Roud 651)
  5. Mick Tems: Hob-y-derri-Dando C
  6. Johnny Collins: Hanging Johnny H (Roud 2625)
  7. Joe Stead: Paddy Doyle's Boots B (Roud 4695; Henry H53c)
  8. Jim Mageean: Do Me Johnny Bowker S-u (Roud 353)
  9. Don Shepherd: Lowlands P (Roud 681; Henry H469)
  1. Johnny Collins: Sally Brown C (Roud 2628)
  2. Jim Mageean: Where Am I to Go H
  3. John Goodluck: A Hundred Years Ago H (Roud 926)
  4. Erik Ilott: Put Yer Shoulder Next to Mine P (Roud 10133)
  5. Matt Armour: Blow the Man Down H (Roud 2624)
  6. Johnny Collins: Haul on the Bowline S-h (Roud 652; G/D 1:1)
  7. Joe Stead: Sally Rackett H (Roud 395)
  8. Alex Campbell: Tom's Gone to Hilo H (Roud 481; Henry H53d)
  9. Mick Tems: Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her P (Roud 8234)

B Bunt Shanty;
C Capstan Shanty;
H Halyard Shanty;
P Pump Shanty;
S-h Short-haul Shanty;
S-u Sweating-up Shanty