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Roast Beef Of Old England - Traditional Sailor Songs


Release Date: 08/15/2000 
Label:  Ess.a.y Recordings   Catalog #: 5001   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalAnonymous
Performer:  Jerry BryantRon GrossleinEric BryantSheldon Campbell,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


The success of the movie Master and Commander doubtless will create a new wave of interest in Patrick O'Brian's historical novels of life on the high seas, and the film's soundtrack, which consists of a wild hodge-podge of material far less historically accurate than O'Brian's own research, already has been released. Here, however, we have the real deal: a very well recorded collection of sailor songs and dances of the period, enthusiastically recreated by Jerry Bryant and The Starboard Mess, and performed with authentic gravelly-voiced gusto--and happily for listeners, far less-than-authentic accuracy of pitch and intonation.


Some of these songs will strike a familiar
Read more chord--for instance, "Spanish Ladies" figured prominently in the film Jaws, though here the tune is different. Three tracks celebrate Nelson's victories over French forces, providing a musical tie-in with a composer who features prominently on the two companion discs of instrumental music in this series: Haydn, of "Nelson" Mass fame. In addition to the vocals, the performers employ a range of instruments including fife, flute, fiddle, penny whistle, and bones, all of which add to the character of these simple but inevitably catchy tunes. A little of this music goes a long way, meaning you won't need more than a single CD's worth; but without doubt this is the one to have and it's a joy from beginning to end.
--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Spanish ladies by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Jerry Bryant (Voice), Cliff Haslam (),
Geoff Kaufman (), Payton Turpin ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
2.
A Jolly Sailor's True Description of a Man-of-War by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Voice), Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Percussion),
Ron Grosslein (Violin), Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (),
Sheldon Campbell (), Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (),
Geoff Kaufman (), Payton Turpin ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
3.
Adieu, Sweet Lovely Nancy by Traditional
Performer:  Geoff Kaufman (), Jerry Bryant (Voice), Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle),
Payton Turpin (), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
4.
St. Patrick's Day by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Sheldon Campbell (), Eric Bryant (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Payton Turpin (), Jerry Bryant (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
Written: Ireland 
5.
Warlike Seamen by Traditional
Performer:  Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Payton Turpin (), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
6.
The First of June by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Payton Turpin (), Jerry Bryant (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
7.
Drops of Brandy by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Payton Turpin (), Jerry Bryant (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
8.
Roast Beef of Old England by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Payton Turpin (), Jerry Bryant (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
9.
Heart of Oak by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Jerry Bryant (Voice), Payton Turpin ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
10.
Nancy Dawson by Anonymous
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Payton Turpin (), Jerry Bryant (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1759; England 
11.
Ben Backstay by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Payton Turpin (), Jerry Bryant (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
12.
Bay of Biscay-o by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Payton Turpin (), Jerry Bryant (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
13.
The Battle of the Nile by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Payton Turpin (), Jerry Bryant (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
14.
Pleasant and Delightful by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Jerry Bryant (Voice), Payton Turpin ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
15.
Captain Barton's Distress on the Lichfield by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Payton Turpin (), Jerry Bryant (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
16.
Chevy Chase by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin),
Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Payton Turpin (), Jerry Bryant (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
17.
The Shannon and the Chesapeake by Traditional
Performer:  Sheldon Campbell (), Eric Bryant (), Payton Turpin (),
Geoff Kaufman (), Cliff Haslam (), Jerry Bryant (Voice),
Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Peter Contrastano (), Jerry Bryant (Percussion),
Ron Grosslein (Violin), Ron Grosslein (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
18.
Distressed Men-of-War by Traditional
Performer:  Ron Grosslein (Violin), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle),
Jerry Bryant (Voice), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Payton Turpin (), Ron Grosslein (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
19.
Sailor's Jacket by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Cliff Haslam (), Jerry Bryant (Percussion),
Ron Grosslein (Violin), Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (),
Sheldon Campbell (), Peter Contrastano (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Payton Turpin (), Jerry Bryant (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
20.
Sailor's Hornpipe by Traditional
Performer:  Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (), Sheldon Campbell (),
Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (), Geoff Kaufman (),
Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Payton Turpin (), Jerry Bryant (Voice),
Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Ron Grosslein (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
Notes: This selection also includes "Rickett's Hornpipe." 
21.
Nelson's Victory by Traditional
Performer:  Geoff Kaufman (), Cliff Haslam (), Peter Contrastano (),
Sheldon Campbell (), Eric Bryant (), Ron Grosslein (Flute),
Ron Grosslein (Violin), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle),
Jerry Bryant (Voice), Payton Turpin ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
Notes: This selection also includes "Hull's Victory." 
22.
The Banks of the Nile by Traditional
Performer:  Geoff Kaufman (), Cliff Haslam (), Peter Contrastano (),
Sheldon Campbell (), Eric Bryant (), Ron Grosslein (Flute),
Ron Grosslein (Violin), Jerry Bryant (Percussion), Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle),
Jerry Bryant (Voice), Payton Turpin ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess
Notes: This selection also includes "Sailor's Cravat." 
23.
A New Sea Song "Sweethearts and Wives" by Traditional
Performer:  Jerry Bryant (Pennywhistle), Jerry Bryant (Voice), Jerry Bryant (Percussion),
Ron Grosslein (Violin), Ron Grosslein (Flute), Eric Bryant (),
Sheldon Campbell (), Peter Contrastano (), Cliff Haslam (),
Geoff Kaufman (), Payton Turpin ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Starboard Mess

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