maandag 20 juni 2016

Souvenirs (1927) / Among My Souvenirs (1928) / Ein bißchen Seligkeit (1928)

In 1914, Edgar Leslie was a charter member of ASCAP and served as a director from 1931 through 1941 and again from 1947 through 1953. He formed his own publishing firm in the mid-1920’s and in 1927, he traveled to England were he began a collaboration with composer Horatio Nicholls (pseudonym for publisher Lawrence Wright). During this time, the pair would produce “Among My Souvenirs” (a Connie Francis hit in 1959), “Mistakes” (a Vera Lynn hit recording) and “Shepherd of the Hills” (a hit for the Jack Hylton Orchestra).
The song was published by co-composer Lawrence Wright Music Co. London.


The first recorded version seems to be: 

Arthur Briggs' Savoy Syncopators Orchestra 1927 (as "Souvenirs")
With Al Bowlly (vocals)
Recorded August, 1927 in Berlin

Labelliste von „Polydor (D)“ (1927-1928). Labelcode: 00309.

http://www.memorylane.org.uk/file/AB_Disco_S-Z.html

http://www.memorylane.org.uk/discography.htm

http://grammophon-platten.de/page.php?216.1

Released on (Deutsche) Grammophon 21122 and Polydor 211222

B-side of  "Geh!  Bubi (Do The Black Bottom With Me)"

Matrix 684bd; B-41884

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4 months later Al Bowlly recorded another version in Berlin, this time with Fred Bird.

Fred Bird  The Salon Symphonie Jazzband

(Fred Bird = Felix Lehmann) SEE: http://grammophon-platten.de/page.php?437

With Al Bowlly (vocals)

Recorded December, 1927 in Berlin

http://www.memorylane.org.uk/discography.htm

Released on Homocord Electro 4-2496

Matrix M-19749

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Layton & Johnstone 1927
Recorded about Oct/Nov 1927 ?????
Released on Columbia 4533
Matrix A-6482

http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/4533uk

https://www.discogs.com/Layton-Johnstone-Souvenirs-Charmaine/release/3498167

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The version by The Kit-Cat Band was probably released after the version by Layton & Johnstone
But, according to the matrix-numbers, recorded before.
Untill now the version below by the Kit-Cat Band is considered as the very first recording.

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Billy Ternent-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-Vivian Dunn-vn/Harry Berly-vl/D. Cameron-vc/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj,g/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d, -v, vocal Eddie Collis and Al Starita
Recorded Sept 19, 1927 Piccadilly Hotel Ballroom, London
Released on (British) Columbia 4563
Matrix A-6189-2

http://www.jabw.demon.co.uk/fillis.htm

https://www.discogs.com/The-Kit-Cat-Band-Paul-Ash-And-His-Orchestra-Souvenirs-Aint-That-A-Grand-And-Curious-Feeling/release/5422652

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Within 1 month The Kit-Cat Band recorded another version, this time with Joe Leigh on vocals

THE KIT-CAT BAND directed by Al Starita 
Piccadilly Hotel Ballroom, London, Oct 13, 1927
Al Starita-cl-as/dir. Tom Smith/Edwin Knight-t/Ted Heath-tb/Billy Ternent-as/George Smith-cl-ts/Eric Siday-Jean Pougnet-Vivian Dunn-vn/Harry Berly-vl/D. Cameron-vc/Sid Bright-p/Len Fillis-bj,g/Alfred Field-bb/Eric Little-d 
WA-6189-3 Souvenirs  Col 4653 

-v, vocal Joe Leigh MT-TMR

http://www.jabw.demon.co.uk/fillis.htm



Ronnie Munro's Orchestra 1927
Vocal trio
Recorded September 1927 in London
Released on Parlophone E-5901
Matrix E-1551-4 (Souvenirs)
Matrix E-1552-3 (Old Names Of Old Flames)
E-1551-3 features a vocal trio which may include Eddie Collis

Also released on Ariel 4250 (as ARIEL DANCE ORCHESTRA).

http://www.jabw.demon.co.uk/collis2.htm

http://www.turnipnet.com/mom/ronniemunro.htm

http://www.mgthomas.co.uk/Soundfiles/British%20Dance/British-Dance-Soundfiles.htm

The 3 subsequent Parlophone releases also contained a version of "Souvenirs" and "Old Names Of Old Flames".


Parlophone E-5902 The Singing Serenaders - Souvenirs
Parlophone E-5902 The Singing Serenaders - Old Names of Old Flames
Matrix E-1538-2  .  Souvenirs
Matrix E-1539-2  .  Old Names Of Old Flames

Given the matrix number (#1538-2), this could very well be the FIRST RECORDED version of "Souvenirs" (but the evidence has yet to pop up)

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The same recording (matrix 1538-2) was also released on the Ariel-label (#4253)

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Parlophone E-5903 Ronnie Munro and Barry Mills (Pianos) - Old Names of Old Flames
Parlophone E-5903 Ronnie Munro and Barry Mills (Pianos) - Souvenirs
Matrix E-1555-4  .  Souvenirs
Matrix E-1556-4  .  Old Names Of Old Flames

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Parlophone E-5904 Frank Westfield's Orchestra - Souvenirs
Parlophone E-5904 Frank Westfield's Orchestra - Old Names of Old Flames

http://www.78rpmcommunity.com/beta/wiki/print-view/pageId/70



(c) Jack Hylton 1927  (as "Souvenirs")
Vocals Jack Jackson, Billy Ternent, Chappie d'Amato
Recorded September 21, 1927 in
Released on HMV B-5356

http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/b5356

http://www.78source.co.uk/jack-hylton-orchestra-souvenirs-hmv-b5356-78-rpm.html

http://www.jackhylton.com/discography-1927-1930/

http://www.jackhylton.com/mp3-downloads/

Listen here:

http://www.petefaint.co.uk/jackhylton/souvenirs.mp3



Len Fillis (guitar solo with Syd Bright at the piano)
Recorded October 21 21 1927 in London
Released on Columbia 4678
Matrix WA-6430-1

http://www.jabw.demon.co.uk/fillis.htm



The first US version seems to be: 

Nick Lucas 1927
Recorded October 12, 1927 in New York
Released on Brunswick 3684
Matrix E24720/1

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Astorites  (= Fred Rich Orchestra)
Vocals Scrappy Lambert
Recorded October 21, 1927 in New York
Released on Harmony 528-D

http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/76086/Fred_Rich_Hotel_Astor_Orchestra_Musical_group

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Also released on Diva 2528-G

https://www.discogs.com/Astorites-Brown-Morris-Orchestra-Among-My-Souvenirs-Rose-Of-Monterey/release/4544625



Ben Selvin 1927
Vocals: Cyril Pitts
Recorded October 24, 1927 in New York
Released on Columbia 1188-D

http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/objects/detail/195255/Columbia_1188-D

https://www.discogs.com/Ipana-Troubadours-Ben-Selvin-And-His-Orchestra-Dream-Kisses-Among-My-Souvenirs/release/4371812

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Caroliners (= Sam Lanin Orchestra)
Vocal Scrappy Lambert
Recorded November 5, 1927 in New York
Released on Cameo 1258

and Lincoln 2723

 https://www.discogs.com/Little-Club-Dance-OrchestraCaroliners-Kiss-of-Spring-Among-My-Souvenirs/release/7628055

and Romeo 492

https://www.discogs.com/The-Caroliners-Little-Club-Dance-Orchestra-Among-My-Souvenirs-Kiss-Of-Spring/release/4705597






Golden Gate Orchestra ( = California Ramblers)  1927
Vocal Ed Lloyd (= John Ryan)
Recorded November 18, 1927
Released on Perfect 14895  and on Perfect 36714
Matrix: 107913

Also released in the UK on Perfect P-315 (as by Meyer's Dance Orchestra)

“Souvenirs” is also issued on Pathe Actuelle 11508 as Casino Dance Orchestra. Some copies of P-315 use an American master by The California Ramblers. It is not know which masters are used on the PA issue.

http://mgthomas.co.uk/Records/LabelPages/Perfect-UK.htm

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Regent Club Orchestra ( = Bob Haring Orhestra) 1927
Vocal: Lewis James
Recorded November 14, 1927 in New York
Released on Brunswick 3723

http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/3723

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Justin Ring's Okeh Orchestra (= Sam Lanin Orchestra)
Vocal Scrappy Lambert
Recorded November 21, 1927 in New York
Released on Okeh 40945

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The Revelers - Among My Souvenirs (1927)
Recorded November 23, 1927 in New York
Released on Victor 21100

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http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800015337/BVE-41106-Among_my_souvenirs

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Roger Kahn 1927
Vocal: Scrappy Lambert
Recorded November 23, 1927
Released on Victor 21084

http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800015335/BVE-41104-Among_my_souvenirs

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James Melton (1927)
Recorded December 14, 1927 in New York
Released on Columbia 1238-D

http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/2000035122/145407-Among_my_souvenirs

https://www.discogs.com/James-Melton-Among-My-Souvenirs-Dear-On-A-Night-Like-This/release/7923577

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Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra - Among My Souvenirs (1927)
Recorded November 22, 1927
Released on Victor 35877

https://www.discogs.com/Paul-Whiteman-And-His-Orchestra-Among-My-Souvenirs-Washboard-Blues/master/510439

http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800015165/CVE-40934-Among_my_souvenirs

Listen here:

http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/mp3a/VIC35877.mp3



Markel's Society Favorites 1927
Vocal Irving Kaufman.
Recorded November 25, 1927 in New York
Released on Domino 4059
Also released on Banner 6121 (as by Gotham Society Orchestra)

http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/6121us

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Abe Lyman 1927
Vocals Phil Neely
Recorded December 15, 1927
Released on Brunswick 3753

http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/nc742307us

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Orchestra Dobbri 1928 ( as "Ein bißchen Seligket") (German lyrics: Fritz Rotter)
Recorded in Berlin on February 18, 1928
Released on Parlophon B.7545

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Irene Ambrus "Ein bißchen Seligkeit" ((German lyrics: Fritz Rotter)
Irene Ambrus (S), Otto Dobrindt (cnd), 'Lindström' (orch)
Recorded April 28, 1928 in Berlin
Released on Beka B 6426-II (mx. 34871)

http://www.truesoundtransfers.de/Titellisten/TT3082.htm

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Comedian Harmonists - Ein bißchen Seligkeit - 1928
Recorded August 18, 1928 in Berlin
Released on Odeon O-2586 (matrix Be7120)

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Jan Garber 1936
Vocal Lew Palmer
Recorded July 1, 1936 in Los Angeles
Released on Decca 1007

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Benny Carter 1940
Recorded January 30, 1940
Released on Vocalion 5458

http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/nc270706us

Listen here:

http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/mp3d/OkeM-1126-1.mp3



Eddy Howard 1940
Recorded June 28, 1940 in Chicago
Released on Columbia 35949

http://www.honkingduck.com/discography/artist/eddy_howard



Louis Armstrong 1942
Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl), Frank Galbreath, Shelton Hemphill, Bernard Flood (tp), George Washington, James Whitney, Henderson Chambers (tb), Rupert Cole, Carl Frye (cl, as), Prince Robinson (cl, ts), Joe Garland (cl, ts, arr), Luis Russell (p), Lawrence Lucie (g), John Simmons (b), Sid Catlett (d), Sy Oliver (arr).
Recorded April 17, 1942 in Los Angeles
Released on Decca 4327A,

https://www.vmauctions.com/items/item_details.php?id=11086&ItemType=

Listen here:

http://incoming.jazz-on-line.com/a/mp3c/DECDLA2975.mp3



Etta Jones 1946
Etta Jones (vcl) acc by George Treadwell (tp) Dickie Harris (tb) Budd Johnson (ts) Jimmy Jones (p) Al McKibbon (b) J.C. Heard (d)
Recorded June 11, 1946 in New York
Released on RCA Victor 20-1998

http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/201998

Listen here:

http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/2016/CA499899.mp3



Frank Sinatra 1946
Recorded July 1946
Released on Columbia 37161

http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/37161

https://www.discogs.com/Frank-Sinatra-Among-My-Souvenirs-September-Song/master/407405

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Bing Crosby and Russ Morgan's Orchestra 1946
Recorded August 22, 1946,
Released on Decca 23745A,

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Alvino Rey 1946

http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/338

https://www.discogs.com/Alvino-Rey-And-His-Orchestra-Among-My-Souvenirs-Save-Your-Sorrow-For-Tomorrow/release/7771923



In 1946 Hoagy Carmichael plays the tune in a barscene in the movie "The Best Years Of Our Lives".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Best_Years_of_Our_Lives

Release dates November 21, 1946 (United States)

Watch it here at 3 min and 15 seconds in the next clip:

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/314754/Best-Years-Of-Our-Lives-The-Movie-Clip-Among-My-Souvenirs.html



Judy Garland 1957

http://www.45cat.com/record/eap1835us





In 1959, Connie Francis recorded the song peaking at number seven on the Hot 100.
The Connie Francis version also peaked at number ten on the R&B charts.
In the United Kingdom, the song reached #11.

https://www.discogs.com/Connie-Francis-Among-My-Souvenirs/master/766083

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Imca Marina (1960)  (as "In mijn herinnering") (Dutch lyrics: Dick Das)
Released on the B-side of Imperial HI 1024

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imca_Marina

http://www.45cat.com/record/hi1024



In 1976, Marty Robbins had his 16th and last number one on the country charts with his version of the song.

http://www.45cat.com/record/310396

https://www.discogs.com/Marty-Robbins-Among-My-Souvenirs-Shes-Just-A-Drifter/master/638726

https://www.discogs.com/Marty-Robbins-El-Paso-City-Among-My-Souvenirs/release/4986123






More versions here:

https://secondhandsongs.com/work/89361/versions#nav-entity

http://www.originals.be/en/originals.php?id=186

http://nummer1hits.nl/?page_id=1313




vrijdag 10 juni 2016

Drunken Sailor (1820 ?) / What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor (1927)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drunken_Sailor

http://www.originals.be/en/originals.php?id=1563


The air of the song, in the Dorian Mode and in duple march rhythm, has been compared to the style of a bagpipe melody. The authorship and origin of "Drunken Sailor" are unknown. However, the melody does sound quite similar to the chorus of the traditional Irish ballad  "Óró sé do bheatha abhaile", and a possible adaptation may be suspected.

http://www.originals.be/en/originals.php?id=10394

http://www.irishmusicdaily.com/oro-se-do-bheatha-bhaile


You can listen to a version by Denis Cox, recorded in 1928 for the Parlophone-label (E3562)

http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/sound/oro-se-do-bheatha-bhaile-cox

http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/songs-in-irish-denis-cox



"What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor" is also closely related to "Sinner Man"

SEE: http://www.originals.be/en/originals.php?id=8708

SEE: https://secondhandsongs.com/performance/292944



In the USA, the tune is also connected with other songs.

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Reminiscent songs to "Drunken Sailor" from the text above:

"Columbus" (from John Cole's Selection of Favourite Cotillions (1824))

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http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/catalog/levy:040.050

http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/catalog/levy:040.073




"The Monkey's Wedding" (Published by Firth & Hall between 1832-1847)

http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/catalog/levy:048.001

http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/catalog/levy:048.002


http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/San113.html




"John Brown Had a Little Injun" (Published by Oliver Ditson in 1849)

http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/catalog/levy:020.106a




"Ten Little Injuns" (Published in 1868)

http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/catalog/levy:106.203



A Ukrainian folk song entitled "The Cossack" in the minor version is rather similar to the minor version of "Drunken Sailor".
"The Cossack" was published by Rt. Birchall in London in 1806 (On page 30 of "A collection of Melodies, chiefly Russian")



There is some indication that the shanty "Drunken Sailor" is at least as old as the 1820s.
In Eckstorm and Smyth's collection Minstrelsy of Maine (published 1927), the editors note that one of their grandmothers, who sang the song, claimed to have heard it used during the task of tacking (i.e. "walking away" with braces) on the Penobscot River “probably considerably over a hundred years ago".

She sang:
"What shall we do with the drunken sailor?...
So early in the morning?
Put him in the long-boat and let him bail her;
Ay, ay, up she rises!"



There's also a reference in a work of fiction by Charles Dickens from 1855 in which a drunken female cook is portrayed singing,

"Hee roar, up she rouses,
What shall we do with the drunken sailor?"

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(From "Two Dinner Failures." Household Words No. 256 (15 September 1855): 164-168.)

http://www.djo.org.uk/household-words/volume-xii/page-167.html




A five-verse set of lyrics and tune were published on page 46 in the third edition of Davis and Tozer's shanty collection "Sailor Songs or Chanties" (1906)

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When John Masefield next published the lyrics in "A Sailors Garland" (1906), he called it a "bastard variety" of shanty which was "seldom used" an assertion supported by the lack of many earlier references. This style of shanty, called a "runaway chorus" by Masefield, and as a "walk away" or "stamp and go" shanty by others, was said to be used for tacking and which was sung in "quick time".

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http://archive.org/stream/asailorsgarland01masegoog#page/n330/mode/2up



The verses in Masefield's version asked what to do with a "drunken sailor", followed by a response, then followed by a question about a "drunken soldier", with an appropriate response.

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http://archive.org/stream/asailorsgarland01masegoog#page/n356/mode/2up




Cecil Sharp collected the chanty in his book English Folk-Chanteys (1914)

He learned it from James Tucker, who seems to have been a sailor from Bristol of the 1900s or later.
It is song #7 on page 8:

He sang:
"What shall we do with a drunken sailor?

What shall we do with a drunken sailor?

What shall we do with a drunken sailor
Early in the morning?

Way ay and up she rises,

Way ay and up she rises,

Way ay and up she rises
Early in the morning.

Put him in the long-boat till he gets sober.

Keep him there and make him bail her"

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http://archive.org/stream/englishfolkchant00shar#page/8/mode/2up


On page 66/ 67 Cecil Sharp gives a more detailed explanation odf the song

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http://archive.org/stream/englishfolkchant00shar#page/66/mode/2up


So, according to Sharp, the song was sung in different modes in the course of time, including:

Aeolian mode

Dorian mode

Mixolydian mode


Also, according to Sharp, the song in this Mixolydian mode, was printed in "Songs of Sea Labour" (1914) by Frank T. Bullen: It is song # 17 on page 16:

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http://archive.org/stream/songsofsealabour1914bull#page/16/mode/2up


As Sharp also says, the song, in this Mixolydian mode, was sung to him in London by Mr George Humpreys.
Cecil Sharp regarded this as the normal form of the tune




The song became popular in America in the beginning of the 20th Century. A catalogue of "folk-songs" from the Midwest included it in 1915, where it was said to be sung while dancing "a sort of reel".
More evidence of lands-folk's increasing familiarity with "Drunken Sailor" comes in the recording of a "Drunken Sailor Medley" (1923) by U.S. Old Time fiddler John Baltzell.

This version though, has not the familiar tune of later versions.
Evidently the tune's shared affinities with Anglo-Irish-American dance tunes helped it to become readapted as such, as Baltzell included it among a set of reels.

http://www.discogs.com/John-Baltzell-The-Farmers-Medley-Quadrille-Drunken-Sailor-Medley/release/7064167

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"Drunken Sailor" began its life as a popular song "on land" at least as early as the 1900s, by which time it had been adopted as repertoire for glee singing at Eton College.
Elsewhere in England, by the 1910s, men had begun to sing it regularly at gatherings of the Savage Club of London.



Australian composer Percy Grainger incorporated the song into his piece "Scotch Strathspey And Reel" (1924)






THE EARLIEST RECORDINGS OF THE TUNE I COULD FIND:

(c) Kenneth Ellis and chorus (before 1926)
Parlophone E.5584:
The Drunken Sailor, Santy Anna, and Lowlands Away.

Parlophone have devoted three ten-inch records to sea shanties, the singers being Kenneth Ellis and a male quartet, while the accompaniment is provided by a string quartet and flute,



(c) John Thorne and male trio and piano (1925)  (as "The Drunken Sailor")
Recorded in London around October 1925.
Matrix C-7430
Released on Aco G-15870



(c) Robert Carr and the Seafarers (1929)  (as "The Drunken Sailor")
Edison Bell Velvet Face 1164

http://www.jabw.demon.co.uk/carr1.htm

Robert Carr and the Seafarers, who sing shanties for the Edison Bell company, impart a welcome touch of vigour to their renderings, which is unfortunately somewhat rare in other recordings. This feature of their singing is particularly notable in "What shall we do with the drunken sailor?" which is paired with the amusing "Whisky Johnny" (V.F.1164).



(c) John Goss and the Cathedral Male Voice Quartet (1927)
(as "What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor")
Released on His Master's Voice B 2420.

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http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/b2420

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In 1933 David Guion wrote a folk arrangement of this traditional song

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uthrc/00323/hrc-00323.html

http://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/fasearch/findingaid.cfm?eadid=00323

http://www.perfessorbill.com/comps/dguion.shtml

“What To Do With a Drunken Sailor,” features a fragment of the nautical tune “Sailor's Hornpipe” that is familiar to anyone who has heard Gilbert and Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore" or the cartoons "Popeye" or "Sponge Bob Square Pants".



(c) Richard Maitland (1939) (as "What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor")
Recorded at Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY, 1939. Recorded by Alan Lomax.

http://www.loc.gov/item/afc9999005.8665

http://www.discogs.com/Various-American-Sea-Song-And-Shanties-I-From-The-Archive-Of-The-American-Folk-Song/release/6045275

Released in 1952 by The Library of Congress (AAFS L 26), this is an album pressed on audiophile vinyl (you can hold it up to a bright light and see light shine through) that consists of field recordings, many of which were made by Alan Lomax in 1939, of American sea songs and shanties from the Archive of Folk Culture. These traditional songs were recorded with portable equipment in the field are sung and played by people who have learned them in the manner of folk lore handed down from their parents and  neighbors. The collection comes with a booklet with lyrics and information about the titles origin and background info

Rereleased in the 1980's on the next album:

http://www.mustrad.org.uk/reviews/shanties.htm

http://www.loc.gov/folklife/LP/SeaShantiesL26_L27_opt.pdf

Listen here:



Or to a sample here:

http://www.allmusic.com/album/american-sea-shanties-and-songs-mw0000261213



(c) Richard Dyer-Bennet (1941) (as "What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor")
Released in 1941 on the album "Lute Singer - Ballads and Folk Songs"
Keynote Recordings album #108

Richard Dyer-Bennet had learned the song from David Lloyd Garrison in Santa Barbara in 1929.

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http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_668233

http://www.78discography.com/Keynote.htm



(c) Georgian Singers (1941)

http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/dx1047



(c) Mordy Bauman (1946)

http://www.indianhillartsworkshop.com/mordybio.htm

Released on the 78-album "Songs Of American Sailormen" (Musicraft-label)

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http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1213303

http://www.78discography.com/Musicraft200.htm

Listen to a sample here:

http://grruv.com/song-details/The-Drunken-Sailor/i290629366



(c) Leonard Warren (1948)

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http://www.discogs.com/Leonard-Warren-Blow-The-Man-Down-The-Drunken-Sailor/release/3478762

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(c) Mel Day and the Melody Tune Toppers (1949)
Released on Imperial 1119
(Matrix: XR-288)



The main theme from the first movement of Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102, which he composed in 1956/1957, mimics the song.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Concerto_No._2_(Shostakovich)

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(c) Burl Ives (1956)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_to_the_Sea_in_Ships_(album)

https://www.discogs.com/Burl-Ives-With-Ralph-Hunter-Singers-Sings-Down-To-The-Sea-In-Ships-Sailing-Whaling-And-Fishing-Songs/release/3117290

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(c) Pete Seeger (1961)

http://www.folkways.si.edu/pete-seeger/what-shall-we-do-with-a-drunken-sailor/american-folk/music/track/smithsonian

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(c) Ferre Grignard (1966)

The Belgian skiffle-singer Ferre Grignard covered the song in 1966.

http://www.muziekarchief.be/albumdetails.php?ID=50388





(c) Babe (1980)

This Dutch girltrio scored a hit with "Drunken Sailor" in the Dutch Hitparade.

https://www.discogs.com/Babe-The-Drunken-Sailor-The-Spanish-Shuffle/master/214260

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In Muppet Treasure Island (1996), Long John Silver (as played by Tim Curry) can be heard singing the song as Jim Hawkins, Gonzo, and Rizzo enter the galley.

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