Civil War Navy Songs (CD)
The Fight of The Hatteras & Alabama; The Jamestown Homeward Bound; Farragut's Ball; The Florida's Crews; The Old Virginia Lowlands, Low; The Blockade Runner; The Bold Privateer; A Yankee Man-of-War; The Sailor's Grave;, The Brooklyn, Sloop of War; The Alabama; The Fate of the Pirate Alabama; The Monitor & The Merrimac
Period ballads from the Union and Confederate Navies, and the Home Front.
These thirteen authentic Maritime songs from the era of the American Civil War intone the story of war on the water. They were sounds of the cramped quarters of the Union and Confederate fighting ships, as well as merchant craft that sailed in constant peril, of bustling taverns and variety theatres where sailors and citizens alike recharged their patriotic spirit, and of the parlors of homes where loved ones waited in fear and longing. Drawn from northern, southern and British sources, they are performed by an all-star crew of singers and musicians. 52 minutes. 36 page booklet. Extensive notes and historic images.
Produced by Dan Milner, Smithsonian Folkways. SFWCD40189.