Nonesuch Explorer Series / Bahamas: the Real BAHAMAS2, th
Album: Bahamas: the Real BAHAMAS2, th   Collection:World
Artist:Nonesuch Explorer Series   Added:Sep 2003
Label:Nonesuch Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-01-09 Pull Date: 2005-03-13 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jan 30 Jan 16
Airplays: 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 25, 2005: The Devil's Dictatorship
Take Me Over the Tide
3. Jan 11, 2005: At The Cafe Bohemian
Mary and Joseph
2. Jan 13, 2005: Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
Kneeling Down Inside the Gae

Album Review
Alex Dunn
Reviewed 2004-12-28
Recording of Bahamian folk singers. Obvious similarities to American gospel and spiritual music. I liked 1, 3, 6.

1) 110 bpm. Strange mixture of a spiritual and Jamaican toasting. Male soloist, mixed chorus.
2) 80 bpm. Three male voices. Another spiritual, closer to gospel.
3) 90 bpm. Male quartet. Hummed intro. Beautiful harmonies, and emotionally intense.
4) Male trio. Free flowing, with unusual harmonies. More overt African influences.
5) 110 bpm. Upbeat song, mixed vocal quartet, with guitar accompaniment. Cool growling bass line.
6) ~40 bpm. Male trio, again with the weird, growling bass, and a haunting refrain.
7) 80 bpm. Female alto lead, restrained spiritual with counterpoint.
8) Slow spiritual. Similar to (6). Brief semi-chanted, faster section 2/3 of the way through.
9) 70 bpm. Guitar and male solo. Simple but beautiful, bluesy.
10) Female vocal solo plainly sung. Funny little song about King Knut, who ordered back the sea.
11) Sim. to (10). About a guy who marries an old woman for money.
12) 90 bpm. Spiritual. male quartet. Nice stuff.
13) Male solo. About a ghost haunting sponge fishermen.
14) 110 bpm. Mixed vocal quartet and guitar. Well-known spiritual. Loose, bluesy performance.

Alex D.

Track Listing
1. Mary and Joseph   8. When the Leaves Turn Red
2. Peter, You Need the Lord   9. The Glad Reumion Day
3. Jesus Promised Me a Home   10. King Canute
4. Troublesome Water   11. The Little Black Moustache
5. Kneeling Down Inside the Gae   12. The Great Coronation
6. Jesus Your Name So Sweet   13. The Captain Go Ashore
7. Take Me Over the Tide   14. Ain't no Grave