Annual Gales of November Show

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KBOO
Air date: 
Wed, 11/04/2020 - 5:30am to 7:00am
Gales of November
Songs of nautical mayhem, mischief, and merriment

Ahoy Mateys!

Every November for the past dozen or so years Folk Strip hosts Jack, Jonathan, and Gordy team up to bring you a program of nautical themed folk songs of mayhem and merriment we call our Annual Gales of November show. The show takes its name from the immortal Gordon Lightfoot classic “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’, which spellbindingly recounts the tragic tale of the then largest freighter plying the Great Lakes that sunk with all hands lost in the notorious 1975 November Gale.

This year we feature classics by Lee Murdock, the Bard of the Great Lakes, ex-submariner and sea shanty specialist Tom Lewis, Finest Kind, Norman Blake, Canadians David Francey and the legendary Stan Rodgers, and of course Gordon Lightfoot’s “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”.

There is a great maritime musical tradition in the Pacific Northwest, from which we sample nautical gems like "Rant and Roar by seminal 1970s Portland group Howling Gael, and “The Ballad of the Peter Iredale” from Astoria’s Brownsmead Flats, who’s self-proclaimed musical style crabgrass is maritime influenced bluegrass. We also include the hilarious recounting of “When Carissa Came Home” from our own Jonathan Lay with stellar backing from Local Linda Tomasi. Portland favorites Shanghaied on the Willamette give a lively account of the ill-fated “Steamboatin’ Jamiesons”, and William Pint and Felicia Dale tell the non-tragic tale of the “Wreck of the Lady Washington”.

Join us for a lively show sure to put a smile on your face.

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    5:30
    Artist
    Timmy Abell
    Song
    Sailor's Hornpipe
    Album
    Little Red Wagon
    Label
    Upstream Records
  • Time
    5:31
    Artist
    Lee Murdock
    Song
    Cold Winds/Living Gale
    Album
    Great Lakes Chronicle
    Label
    Depot Recordings
  • Time
    5:36
    Artist
    Howling Gael
    Song
    Rant & Roar
    Album
    Rant & Roar
    Label
    Grassroots
  • Time
    5:40
    Artist
    Stan Rogers
    Song
    The Wreck of the Athens Queen
    Album
    Fogarty's Cove
    Label
    Borealis Records
  • Time
    5:44
    Artist
    The Drunken Maidens
    Song
    Staten Island Hornpipe
    Album
    Maiden Voyage
    Label
    The Drunken Maidens
  • Time
    5:45
    Artist
    Shanghaied on the Wilamette
    Song
    Steamboatin' Jamiesons
    Album
    Two Man Crew
    Label
    Shanghaied on the Wilamette
  • Time
    5:48
    Artist
    Forebitter
    Song
    Mighty Storm
    Album
    Voyages:Forebitter Sings Songs of the Sea Volume II
    Label
    Mystic Seaport Museum
  • Time
    5:51
    Artist
    Jerry Bryant
    Song
    Jimmy's Mobile Phone
    Album
    The Ballad of Harbo and Samuelsen and other true stories
    Label
    Self released
  • Time
    5:55
    Artist
    Tom Lewis
    Song
    Marching Inland
    Album
    Poles Apart
    Label
    Self released
  • Time
    6:00
    Artist
    Enda Scahill & Paul Brock
    Song
    Maggie's Lilt / the Bird In the Bush / Rickett's (Hornpipes)
    Album
    Humdinger
    Label
    Compass Records
  • Time
    6:01
    Artist
    The Eligibles
    Song
    The Ballad of Gilligan's Island
    Album
    TV Soundtrack
    Label
  • Time
    6:02
    Artist
    William Pint & Felicia Dale
    Song
    Wreck of the Lady Washington
    Album
    Hearts of Gold
    Label
    Waterbug Records
  • Time
    6:07
    Artist
    David Ackles
    Song
    Ballad of the Ship of State
    Album
    American Gothic
    Label
    Rhino/Elektra
  • Time
    6:11
    Artist
    John Townley And The Press Gang
    Song
    The Titanic
    Album
    Chesapeake Sailor's Companion
    Label
    Adelphi Records
  • Time
    6:15
    Artist
    William Pint & Felicia Dale
    Song
    Port Of Dreams; Branle De Bourgogne; George Sands; Last Chance
    Album
    Port of Dreams
    Label
    Self Released
  • Time
    6:16
    Artist
    Geoff Kaufman
    Song
    Herzogin Cecile
    Album
    Fair Stood the Wind
    Label
    Cobb's Cable Music
  • Time
    6:18
    Artist
    Finest Kind
    Song
    Lowlands Low
    Album
    For Honour and For Gain
    Label
    Self released
  • Time
    6:22
    Artist
    Norman Blake
    Song
    The Empress of Ireland
    Album
    Back Home in Sulphur Springs
    Label
    Western Jubilee Recording Company
  • Time
    6:26
    Artist
    David Francey
    Song
    All Lights Burning Bright
    Album
    Seaway
    Label
    Laker Music
  • Time
    6:29
    Artist
    Johnny B. Connolly
    Song
    Showman's Fancy / Off to California (Hornpipes)
    Album
    Bridgetown
    Label
    Green Linnet
  • Time
    6:30
    Artist
    Brownsmead Flats
    Song
    Ballad of the Peter Iredale
    Album
    Strings & Yarns
    Label
    Brownsmead Flats
  • Time
    6:34
    Artist
    Jonathan Lay
    Song
    When Carissa Came Ashore
    Album
    When Carissa Came Ashore
    Label
    Jonathan Lay
  • Time
    6:39
    Artist
    Gordon Lightfoot
    Song
    The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
    Album
    Summertime Dream
    Label
    Rhino/Warner Records
  • Time
    6:45
    Artist
    Seamus Egan
    Song
    The Japanese Hornpipe / Fisher's
    Album
    In Your Ear
    Label
    Séamus Egan
  • Time
    6:48
    Artist
    Stan Rogers
    Song
    Mary Ellen Carter
    Album
    Home in Halifax
    Label
    Fogarty's Cove Music
  • Time
    6:57
    Artist
    William Pint & Felicia Dale
    Song
    Port Of Dreams; Branle De Bourgogne; George Sands; Last Chance
    Album
    Port of Dreams
    Label
    Self Released

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