Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys

Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys


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Not every song sung at sea is a sea shanty. Shanties are work songs designed to be sung to accompany labor on ships at sea, and they are designed to flow and be sung in the rhythm necessary for the task at hand, a task that may well need timed and unison movement. Sea songs, on the other hand, are songs that chronicle life at sea, and they are generally more narrative and personal, while a pirate song is, well, a song about pirates, or a song sung by pirates. All three of these maritime song styles are represented on this two-disc, 36-track collection, which is an expanded sequel to 2006's Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys, and it's clear that these are songs of utility and personal definition and declaration rather than anything designed to court the pop charts in any fashion. Not that there isn't star power here, because there's plenty of that, but like the first installment, the songs themselves are the true stars. Among the highlights on this fascinating set are Shane McGowan's bleary rendition of "Leaving of Liverpool," Beth Orton's hushed, atmospheric "Bamboo (River Come Down)," a pairing of Tom Waits and Keith Richards on a stirring version of "Shenandoah," and Michael Stipe and Courtney Love's "Rio Grande," along with the only two cuts here that weren't recorded specifically for this project, Frank Zappa's "Wedding Dress/Handsome Cabin Boy" and Marianne Faithfull's "Flandyke Shore," but everything on these two discs fits into the theme and flow.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2013
Label: Anti
UPC: 0045778690428
catalogNumber: 86904
Rank: 18865

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robin Holcomb   Vocals
Marc Almond   Vocals
Nick Cave   Piano,Vocals
Marianne Faithfull   Vocals
Robyn Hitchcock   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Susanna Hoffs   Vocals
Ivan Neville   Organ,Piano,Vocals
Iggy Pop   Vocals
Matthew Sweet   Vocals
Richard Thompson   Guitar,Vocals
Tom Waits   Vocals
Nels Cline   Guitar
Marty Ehrlich   Tenor Saxophone
Gil Goldstein   Accordion,Conductor
Marc Ribot   Acoustic Guitar
Steve Weisberg   Celeste,Conductor,Electric Piano
Don Preston   Keyboards
Gavin Friday   Vocals
Scott McCaughey   Bass,Vocals
Jimmy Carl Black   Drums
Richard Greene   Violin
Barry Reynolds   Guitar
Peck Allmond   Trumpet
Art Baron   Trombone,Bass Recorder,tin whistle
Jon Brion   Percussion
Chris Brown   Organ
Peter Buck   Guitar
Pablo Calogero   Horn Section
Greg Cohen   Bass
Larry Corbett   Strings
Sal Cracchiolo   Horn Section
Debra Dobkin   Percussion,Vocals
Anto Drennan   Guitar
Warren Ellis   Violin
Jody Espina   Horn Section
Frank Zappa   Bass,Guitar
Davey Faragher   Bass
Bill Frisell   Guitar
Danny Frankel   Drums
Tony Gilkyson   Acoustic Guitar
Phil Hernandez   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Wayne Horvitz   Conductor,Keyboards
Neil Larsen   Organ,Accordion,Keyboards
Greg Leisz   Slide Guitar
Jessica Lurie   Alto Saxophone
Val McCallum   Guitar,Vocals
Anna McGarrigle   Vocals
Tony Molloy   Bass
Jenni Muldaur   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ed Pastorini   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Lenny Pickett   Bass Clarinet,Saxophone
David Piltch   Bass
Keith Richards   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Bazouki
Bill Rieflin   Drums,Vocals
Tony Scherr   Guitar
James Singleton   Bass
Patti Smith   Vocals
Kate St. John   Accordion
Michael Stipe   Vocals
Pete Thomas   Drums,Vocals
Art Tripp   Marimbas,Vibes
Gore Verbinski   Guitar,Soloist
Doug Weiselman   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Chuck E. Weiss   Vocals
Hal Willner   Sampling
Dr. John   Vocals
Joe Berardi   Percussion
Sean Lennon   Vocals
J.G. Thirlwell   Sampling
Kenny Wollesen   Bass,Drums
Petra Haden   Vocals
Mary Margaret O'Hara   Vocals
Beth Orton   Vocals
Dan Zanes   Guitar,Vocals
Maurice Seezer   Accordion
Raymond Weber   Drums
Bruce Witkin   Bass,Guitar (Baritone)
Kate McGarrigle   Vocals
Johnny Depp   Guitar,Drums,Soloist
Jesse Harris   Banjo
Courtney Love   Vocals
Joan Wasser   Guitar,Violin
Kate Fenner   Vocals
Andrew Whiteman   Guitar,Harmonica
Joseph Arthur   Vocals
Richard Marriott   Trombone
Kembra Pfahler   Vocals
Doug Pettibone   Guitar
Tim Robbins   Guitar,Vocals
Eyvind Kang   Violin
Rob Burger   Organ,Piano,Accordion
Chris Maxwell   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Darrin McCann   Strings
Macy Gray   Vocals
Anjelica Huston   Vocals
Antony   Vocals
Zoë Conway   Violin,Penny Whistle
Charlie Francis   Vocals
Katey Red   Vocals
Shannon McNally   Vocals
Ed Harcourt   Guitar,Vocals
Jeremy Barnes   Accordion
Brendan Canning   Organ,Piano
Casey Waits   Drums
Jesse Murphy   Bass
Charles Spearin   Guitar,Trumpet
Kevin Drew   Vocals
Justin Peroff   Drums
Jessika Kenney   Vocals
Michelle Casillas   Vocals
Rainy Orteca   Guitar
Jesse Dulman   Tuba
Matthew Witmer   Strings
Sam Goldberg   Guitar
Daniel Jodocy   Drums
Monica Frisell   Vocals
Emily Moore   Strings
Ricky Jay   Vocals
Heather Trost   Accordion
Seth Olinsky   Guitar,Vocals
Miles Seaton   Bass,Vocals
Michael Thompson   Accordion,Vocals
Ryan Vanderhoof   Guitar,Vocals
Dana Janssen   Banjo,Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Elizabeth Dotson-Westphalen   Trombone
Brian Mitchell   Organ
Lisa Lobsinger   Vocals
Igor Outkine   Bayan
Jonathon Haffner   Alto Saxophone
Dalius Naujo   Drums
On Ka'a Davis   Guitar
Patrick Ferris   Guitar,Vocals
Charlotte Kemp Muhl   Vocals
Jennifer Harris   Percussion
Jamie Drake   Vocals
Welf Dorrh   Alto Saxophone
Terry Edwards   Flugelhorn
Mike Irwin   Trumpet
Baye Kouyate   Vocals
Nick Gianni   Tenor Saxophone
Jen Turner   Background Vocals
Big Freedia   Vocals
Jim White   Drums
David Robbins   Guitar
Shilpa Ray   Harmonium,Vocals
Stefan Zeniuk   Baritone Saxophone
Mike Williams   Bass Trumpet
Tim Kieper   Percussion
Zoux   Keyboards
Shane McGowan   Vocals
Dom Richards   Bass
Debbie Dibbley   Violin
Chantal Ughi   Vocals
Zac Sokolow   Banjo
Scaliwag String Quartet   Strings
Sarah Wilson   Trumpet
Rory McFarland   Bass
Robbie Cesserly   Percussion,Drums
Max Bragg   Background Vocals
Mary Virginia Murphy   Strings
Marian Mayer   Strings
Jacob Faulkner   Bass

Technical Credits

Marc Blitzstein   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Marc Almond   Engineer
George Harrison   Composer
Todd Rundgren   Engineer
Gil Goldstein   Arranger
Seigen Ono   Engineer
Steve Weisberg   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Mark Bingham   Engineer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
Dave Van Ronk   Composer
Jon Brion   Inspiration
Martin Brumbach   Engineer
Lee Curreri   Engineer
Karl Derfler   Engineer
Roy Hendrickson   Engineer
Phil Hernandez   Programming
Wayne Horvitz   Arranger
John Kilgore   Engineer
Lenny Pickett   Engineer
David Rideau   Engineer
Patti Smith   Composer
Don Van Vliet   Composer
Gore Verbinski   Executive Producer
Chuck E. Weiss   Composer
Hal Willner   Producer,Liner Notes
Dr. John   Composer
Mary Margaret O'Hara   Composer
Johnny Depp   Executive Producer
Eric Liljestrand   Engineer
Ralph Cacciurri   Engineer
Dave Slevin   Engineer
Chris Maxwell   Programming
Alfred Figueroa   Engineer
Ryan Hadlock   Engineer
Charlie Francis   Engineer
Jeremy Barnes   Engineer
Tim Roe   Engineer
Heather Trost   Engineer
Patrick Ferris   Composer
Herbert Haufrecht   Composer
Elegant Too   Engineer
Clarence Leonard Hay   Composer
Roderick Koln   Engineer
Mimmo Cattarinich   Cover Photo
Michael Pepin   Engineer
Jacob Faulkner   Engineer

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