The Valparaiso Men's Chorus | The Straits of Saint Claude

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The Straits of Saint Claude

by The Valparaiso Men's Chorus

Traditional sea shanty band from New Orleans. 20 man chorus accompanied by tuba and trombone as well as tin whistle, accordion and fiddle. Serious party music.
Genre: Folk: Sea Shanties
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1. Boney
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2. Fire Down Below
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3. Whup Jamboree!
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4. The Liverpool Judies
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5. John Kanaka
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6. Hanging Johnny
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7. South Australia
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8. Paddy Doyle's Boots
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9. The Sailor's Hornpipe
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10. Whiskey Johnny, Pt. 1
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11. Whiskey Johnny, Pt. 2
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12. A-Rovin'
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13. Haul Away Joe
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14. A Hundred Years Ago
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15. Back That Ass Up
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Album Notes
Individually, they’re some of the most talented musicians in the great
city of New Orleans, plus a few outlying ne’er do-wells and general
lowdown characters. Collectively, they’re the Valparaiso Men’s Chorus,
and together they’re a glorious mess, an unruly assemblage of wannabe
swabs. This recording right here is the Chorus blowing at full gale,
with guitar, drums, sousaphone, washboard, penny whistle and trombone
hitting the devil’s own choir at ramming speed, resulting in what can
only be described as cosmic naval music. Fueled by copious amounts of
beer and Lord knows what else, they stomp and they chant, they toot
and they bang, and when they do, they’re the finest essayers of sea
shanties on land or sea. From elegiac ballads about home and hearth to
delightfully profane odes to the holiest of holies, this recording
captures the Chorus in full seasick swing at their beloved Saturn Bar.


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