NPR Music - FIRST LISTEN: Richard Thompson with Jackshit, General Taylor
Son Of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys

2/10/2013 (updated 2/10/2013)

February 10, 2013
Stephen Thompson, NPR Music

NPR Music First Listen:
"Son Of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys"

Release Date: 19 February 2013

First Listen:
General Taylor: Richard Thompson with Jackshit

RT included in 'Rogue's Gallery' 2006
Richard Thompson
, and other luminaries have lent their voices to "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys". The double-disc, 43-song set was produced by Hal Willner, working from an idea hatched by director Gore Verbinski and actor Johnny Depp in the midst of shooting "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest".

RT's contribution to Volume One is 'Mingulay Boat Song', which is a song sung by Scottish fishermen as they returned from the Atlantic towards the Isle of Mingulay.


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