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Music of the Bahamas, Vol. 3: Instrumental Music from the Bahamas Islands

Various Artists
Music of the Bahamas, Vol. 3: Instrumental Music from the Bahamas Islands

In 1958, Samuel Charters captured the sounds of celebration during of the anniversary weekend of emancipation known as August Monday. On the island of Andros, Charters recorded traditional ‘rake ‘n’ scrape’ music by the Fresh Creek Dance Band, a harmonica tune by Charles Bastian, a few numbers by two brass bands, guitar playing in the style of the island’s own Joseph Spence, and an extraordinarily rare example of Bahamian fife playing on “I Drink All the Rum and Never Get Drunk”.

Track Listing

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I Drink All the Rum and Never Get Drunk / Bad Woman (medley) Joseph Green 1:34
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102
Take the Name of Jesus with You Prince Forbes 0:59
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103
'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus Prince Forbes 1:16
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104
Liza Simeon Prince Forbes and Willie Green 1:43
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105
Under the Precious Blood Charles Bastian 0:24
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106
Mama, Bake a Johnny Cake, Christmas Coming Fresh Creek Dance Band 4:49
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107
Gal, You Want To Go Back to Scambo Fresh Creek Dance Band 3:44
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108
Everything the Monkey Do Fresh Creek Dance Band 5:24
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201
In the Sweet Bye and Bye Daniel Saunders Brass Band 2:46
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202
If I Want Him to Receive Me St. Bartholemew's Friendly Society Brass Band 1:38
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203
Kindly Light St. Bartholemew's Friendly Society Brass Band 1:24
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204
Oh, Jesus I Was Promised St. Bartholemew's Friendly Society Brass Band 1:49
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205
Orange Blossoms Smell So Sweet Daniel Saunders Brass Band 2:28
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206
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean Daniel Saunders Brass Band 3:08
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When a Man Marries His Troubles Just Begin Daniel Saunders Brass Band 2:43

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