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Jean Shepherd Reads Poems of Robert Service

Jean Shepherd Reads Poems of Robert Service

Robert W. Service (1874–1958), the “Bard of the Yukon,” was one of Canada’s best known and best loved poets. Born and raised in Britain, he moved to Vancouver at age 21 and travelled up and down the western coast of North America. His poems celebrated life in the Pacific Northwest and helped popularize the region among people around the world.

Jean Shepherd (1921–1999) was a humorist and radio host who enjoyed reading Service’s poems aloud on the air. He reads the poems dramatically, and prefaces each poem with a short introduction.

Liner notes include the complete text of the poems and introductions.

Track Listing

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Introduction to The Ballad of Pious Pete Jean Shepherd 0:43
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The Ballad of Pious Pete Jean Shepherd 8:19
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Introduction to the Baldness of Chewed Ear Jean Shepherd 0:36
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The Baldness of Chewed Ear Jean Shepherd 6:01
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Introduction to the Parson's Son Jean Shepherd 1:07
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The Parson's Son Jean Shepherd 4:27
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Introduction to the Sceptic Jean Shepherd 0:57
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The Sceptic Jean Shepherd 0:24
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Introduction to the Shooting of Dan McGrew Jean Shepherd 1:16
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The Shooting of Dan McGrew Jean Shepherd 8:15
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The Cremation of Sam McGee Jean Shepherd 6:14
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Introduction to Hard Luck Henry Jean Shepherd 1:02
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Hard Luck Henry Jean Shepherd 5:20
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Introduction to The Pines Jean Shepherd 0:59
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The Pines Jean Shepherd 2:26
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Introduction to Ambition Jean Shepherd 0:41
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Ambition Jean Shepherd 1:23
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Introduction to The Low-Down White Jean Shepherd 0:51
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The Low-Down White Jean Shepherd 2:34
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Introduction to The Ballad of Blasphemous Bill Jean Shepherd 1:10
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The Ballad of Blasphemous Bill Jean Shepherd 6:56
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