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We've Got to Come Full Circle: Chesapeake Song and Story for Young Hearts

Tom Wisner and Teresa Whitaker
We've Got to Come Full Circle: Chesapeake Song and Story for Young Hearts

On this 1984 recording, Maryland-based singer-songwriters/storytellers Tom Wisner (1930–2010) and Teresa Whitaker offer a collection of mostly original material with the common theme of life and culture in the Chesapeake Bay area. Wisner writes in the introduction to the liner notes: “These songs and stories are about [humanity’s] relationship with the creatures, culture, water, land, and legend of the Chesapeake; we hope they will bring pleasure to the families [who listen to this album].” Wisner and Whitaker play guitar and sing, supported by bass player Frank Schwartz, banjo player Bill Caldwell, and six-year-old singer Jessica Boynton. Lyrics for all song tracks and biographies for the musicians are included in the handwritten liner notes.

Track Listing

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Dribus Go the Rain Tom Wisner and Teresa Whitaker 2:41
102
How Does it Feel to Be a Fish Tom Wisner and Teresa Whitaker 2:21
103
Crabs Tom Wisner and Teresa Whitaker 1:50
104
Jump in the Middle Tom Wisner and Teresa Whitaker 2:19
105
The Sunshine Bankers Tom Wisner and Teresa Whitaker 1:51
106
Tremchamblin Tom Wisner and Teresa Whitaker 2:49
107
The Prettiest Marsh Tom Wisner and Teresa Whitaker 2:34
108
Come Full Circle Tom Wisner and Teresa Whitaker 2:45
201
The Knarly Monster Tom Wisner and Teresa Whitaker 3:21
202
Big Ship Comin' Tom Wisner and Teresa Whitaker 2:33
203
Loads the Big Ship Tom Wisner and Teresa Whitaker 2:21
204
Martin Bingo Daily Tom Wisner and Teresa Whitaker 8:44
205
Lullaby for a Sea Child Tom Wisner and Teresa Whitaker 3:27

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