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Ladies of Spain

by The Marlin Spikes

Immerse yourself in authentic forebitters, shanties, and sea songs of the antebellum navy.
Genre: Folk: Sea Shanties
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ladies of Spain
4:25 album only
2. Battle Cry of Freedom
3:22 album only
3. Haul on the Bowline
2:07 album only
4. Farewell to Grog
2:39 album only
5. A Hundred Years Ago
1:00 album only
6. Rose of Alabama
3:57 album only
7. Santi Anna
5:22 album only
8. Fire Marengo
2:10 album only
9. Cindy
3:35 album only
10. Drunken Sailor
3:41 album only
11. The Leaving of Brooklyn
4:35 album only
12. South Australia
3:15 album only
13. The Olde Moke Pikin on a Banjo
4:44 album only
14. Haul Away Joe
2:44 album only
15. Molly Malone
3:13 album only
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Album Notes
The Marlin Spikes hopes you will enjoy this CD, as much as we enjoyed making it. For those modern music land lubbers with their fancy iPods who have never listened to historical music, listen closely to this CD and try to imagine yourself singing these songs on wooden ships far from family and loved ones. Imagine hauling heavy sails in the hot sun, with sweat dripping from your brow. Imagine dreaming under an unfamiliar star-filled night. Imagine the discipline, the hard life, and the occasional good times…as you imagine and immerse yourself in our music, we hope you’ll begin to share our fascination with the history and lore.

This CD attempts to recreate the forebitters, shanties, and sea songs of the antebellum navy. We did our best to recreate the sounds that would have been
available in the 19th century. Although every effort was made to create authentic era music, we did use some creative license in some of the songs - forgive us.

The Marlin Spikes provides formal naval Civil War historical education through a combination of music and lectures at schools, museums, Civil War naval
re-enactments, and other events.

The members of the Marlin Spikes include the following: Barbara Rioseco, Ariana Rioseco, and Adriana Alvarez (Vocals); Humberto “Chief” Alvarez (Lead Vocals,
Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Tin Whistle, Arrangement and Composition); Luis Rioseco (Percussion, Keyboard, Arrangement and Composition). Kevin Alvarez (Bass and Guitar).

Recording, Sound Engineering, and Graphic Design provided by Dry River Studios, LLC.



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