Musical Film Score: Whaler out of New Bedford, and Other Songs of the Whaling Era

Musical Film Score: Whaler out of New Bedford, and Other Songs of the Whaling Era

Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and A.L. Lloyd FW03850 / FS 3850

Before photography, painted panoramas were often the only images the general public saw of distant lands. One such panorama from 1848, of "wondrous scenes of whaling and faraway islands," inspired a movie about the whaling industry; this album provides the musical score, in addition to familiar whaling songs set in New England, along the coast of South America, and on the Eastern Shore. Liner notes include images of the panorama, background information on whaling, and notes and lyrics for each song.

Year Released 1962
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1962 Folkways Records

Genre(s) American Folk; Soundtracks & Musicals
Country(s) Scotland; United Kingdom; United States
Culture Group(s) Scottish
Instrument(s) Autoharp; Banjo; Concertina; Fiddle; Guitar; Ocarina
Subject(s) Animals; Ballads; Folksong revival; Maritime; Motion picture soundtracks; Music--British Isles; Occupational; Protest songs; Sea songs; Sound effects
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101 Whaler Out of New Bedford: A Musical Score from the Film Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and A.L. Lloyd 23:04
201 The Fitting Out Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and A.L. Lloyd 3:40
202 Boney Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and A.L. Lloyd 1:16
203 The Bark Gay Head Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and A.L. Lloyd 2:45
204 The Boston-Come-All-Ye Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and A.L. Lloyd 3:21
205 The Coast of Peru Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and A.L. Lloyd 3:27
206 Mary Ann Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and A.L. Lloyd 2:23
207 Desolation Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and A.L. Lloyd 2:56
208 A Hundred Years on the Eastern Shore Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and A.L. Lloyd 1:53
209 Homeward Bound Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and A.L. Lloyd 2:12
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