Jim Mageean – Sail Away – A Collection of Forebitters and Sea Songs compiled by Jim Mageean.
After spending more than 50 years gathering all the information on maritime songs. Particularly the shanties or work songs but also forebitters and sea songs, used by sailors. He finally decided to share some of what he learned; with other lovers of these songs in the Jim Mageean – Sail Away.
Jim Mageen sang with all the greatest shanty singers of our world. Through his old friend and mentor Stan Hugill and others such as Louis Killen; Johnny Collins, Pat Sheridan; Marek Szurawski; and many more shantyman; that not possible to list them all. He is one; of not too many shantymen left who singing and learn; traditional as it is, shanties and forebitters.
The collection includes 21 very special favored Jim songs (this time are their Forebitters and Sea Songs). Some of the songs from this collection, published and recorded for the first time. Every single song contains a description with essential information. The last thing that I can tell; is that book contains CD with all songs from the book, ready to listen to, read, and sing. If you will have this tool in hand, you have the chance to extend; the great company of the maritime singers of the world.
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