CD Explorer Series: The Bahamas - The Real Bahamas, Vol. 2 (CD 402423),
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Explorer Series: The Bahamas - The Real Bahamas, Vol. 2

  • 1. Mary and Joseph
    2. Peter, You Need the Lord - Clifton Green/Tweedie Gibson/Bruce Green
    3. Jesus Promised Me a Home Over There
    4. Troublesome Water - Clifton Green/Tweedie Gibson/Bruce Green
    5. Kneeling Down Inside the Gate
    6. Jesus Your Name So Sweet - Clifton Green/Tweedie Gibson/Bruce Green
    7. Take Me Over the Tide - Edith Pinder/Raymond Pinder/Geneva Pinder
    8. When the Leaves Turn Red - Clifton Green/Tweedie Gibson/Bruce Green
    9. That Glad Reunion Day - Joseph Spence
    10. King Canute - Lyndall Albury
    11. Little Black Moustache, The - Lyndall Albury
    12. Great Coronation, The
    13. Captain Go Ashore, The - Frederick McQueen
    14. Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold God's Body Down
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 79733

  • Credits
    ProducerJody Stecher; Peter K. Siegel
    EngineerJody Stecher; Peter K. Siegel

    Performers include: Joseph Spence, The Swain Family, George McKenzie, Bruce Green, Clifton Green, Tweedie Gibson, Frederick McQueen.
    Personnel: Eddie Pinder (vocals, alto); Tweedie Gibson (vocals, treble); Joseph Spence (vocals, guitar); Shelton Swain, Lyndall Albury, Frederick McQueen, Bruce Green (vocals); Clifton Green, Stanley Swain, Geneva Pinder (treble).
    Liner Note Author: Jody Stecher.
    Recording information: Bahamas (1978); New York, NY (1978).
    Editor: Peter K. Siegel.
    Photographer: Guy Droussart.
    The second volume of Jody Stecher and Peter K. Siegel's odyssey into the Caribbean contains as many pearls as the first. There's perhaps a slightly wider range of artists, although the magical Joseph Spence and his family are well represented. But the members of Bruce Green's trio from Moores Island, with their splendid voices, show they deserved their hallowed reputation, as do the Swains. While most of the material is sacred, there are exceptions in the form of "King Canute," a solo vocal from Lyndall Albury (although even that has holy overtones), and Albury's "The Little Black Moustache" (she seemed to be a repository of unusual folk songs). And even Frederick McQueen offers a song from his days as a sponge fisherman, "The Captain Go Ashore," before the disc finishes where it began, with Joseph Spence and Edith Pinder on a highly unusual version of the spiritual "Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold God's Body Down." With the companion disc (which had previously appeared on CD in one set), it makes a perfect introduction to the Bahamas in the 1960s and '70s. ~ Chris Nickson

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