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Ride 'Em Trinidad (I)
Field Log
Field Log
Bristol, Charles ( Performer )
Joseph, Newton ( Performer )
Joseph, Sidney ( Performer )
Allert, Sonnel ( Performer )
Joseph, Gorine ( Performer )
Alexander, Willie ( Performer )
Caliste, Canute ( Performer )
George, Lenus ( Performer )
Joseph, Matteson ( Performer )
Sylvester, Avoide ( Performer )
Joseph, Conrad ( Performer )
Anjou, Clyde ( Performer )
Joseph, Kingston ( Performer )
Lomax, Alan ( Performer )
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Sea shanties ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Grenada -- None -- Carriacou -- L'Esterre


General Note:
Grenadines, Carriacou, Afro-Caribbean
General Note:
A wake
General Note:
L'Esterre 7/62
General Note:
General Note:
Caribbean 1962
General Note:
The performances on this session are part of a wake. They include chanteys (sailor songs) cantiques, and quadrilles. In his field log, Alan Lomax names a number of individuals who participated in this session, and unless otherwise specified they are all listed as "possible" performers. Many of the recordings can be heard on Caribbean Voyage: Saraca (R0ounder 11661-1726-2) and Caribbean Voyage: Carriacou Calaloo (R0ounder 11661-1722-2).
General Note:
Alan Lomax`s field log lists the age and profession of the performers as follows: Charlie [Charles] Bristol – 57, seaman Newton Joseph – 51, laborer Sidney Joseph – 37, sailor Sonnel Allert – 32, seaman Gorine Joseph – 51, laborer Willie Alexander – 80, sailor Canute Harris – 34, shipwright Lenus George – 16, student Matteson Joseph – 42, shipwright Avoide Sylvester – 32, laborer Conrad Joseph – 43, fisherman Clyde Anjou – 50, laborer Kingston Joseph – 39, sailor
General Note:
Call-and-response between the lead singer and chorus. Chorus sings predominantly in unison. During the performance some of the men can be heard shouting commands (e.g., “heave away) used by sailors when at work.
General Note:
General Note:
Wake Group

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