Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tom Waits & Keith Richards duet on pirate ballad Shenandoah

Tom Waits and Keith Richards have teamed up for a track on a new collection called “Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys.”

The pair duet on the sea shanty “Shenandoah” - hear the song below as premiered by NPR.

Due February 19, the two-disc compilation is executive produced by Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski, and features Waits, Richards, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Patti Smith, Sean Lennon and many more.

The album is a follow up to Hal Willner’s 2006 production, “Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys.”

Best known for his tribute records, covering the music of Thelonious Monk, Kurt Weill and Harold Arlen among others, Willner came up with the idea for Rogue’s Gallery compilations with actor Depp and director Verbinski while on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (second installment in the movie saga).

“About a year ago I secretly thought we would never finish,” says Willner. “As easy as volume 1 was to coordinate, this was the opposite, but it is a very different record than volume 1. This one seems…happier? Not as much about torture, sodomy and death, which will disappoint some but, we don’t need to repeat ourselves do we?”

Various Artists
“Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys”

Release date: February 19

Disc 1:

01. Leaving of Liverpool (Shane MacGowan w/Johnny Depp & Gore Verbinski)
02. Sam’s Gone Away (Robyn Hitchcock)
03. River Come Down (Beth Orton)
04. Row Bullies Row (Sean Lennon w/Jack Shit)
05. Shenandoah (Tom Waits w/Keith Richards)
06. Mr. Stormalong (Ivan Neville)
07. Asshole Rules the Navy (Iggy Pop w/A Hawk and a Hacksaw)
08. Off to Sea Once More (Macy Gray)
09. The Ol’ OG (Ed Harcourt)
10. Pirate Jenny (Shilpa Ray w/Nick Cave & Warren Ellis)
11. The Mermaid (Patti Smith & Johnny Depp)
12. Anthem for Old Souls (Chuck E. Weiss)
13. Orange Claw Hammer (Ed Pastorini)
14. Sweet and Low (The Americans)
15. Ye Mariners All (Robin Holcomb & Jessica Kenny)
16. Tom’s Gone to Hilo (Gavin Friday and Shannon McNally)
17. Bear Away (Kenny Wollesen & The Himalayas Marching Band)

Disc 2:

01. Handsome Cabin Boy (Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention)
02. Rio Grande (Michael Stipe & Courtney Love)
03. Ship in Distress (Marc Almond)
04. In Lure of the Tropics (Dr. John)
05. Rolling Down to Old Maui (Todd Rundgren)
06. Jack Tar on Shore (Dan Zanes w/Broken Social Scene)
07. Sally Racket (Sissy Bounce (Katey Red & Big Freedia) with Akron/Family)
08. Wild Goose (Broken Social Scene)
09. Flandyke Shore (Marianne Faithfull w/Kate & Anna McGarrigle)
10. The Chantey of Noah and his Ark (Old School Song) (Ricky Jay)
11. Whiskey Johnny (Michael Gira)
12. Sunshine Life for Me (Petra Haden w/Lenny Pickett)
13. Row the Boat Child (Jenni Muldaur)
14. General Taylor (Richard Thompson w/Jack Shit)
15. Marianne (Tim Robbins w/Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs)
16. Barnacle Bill the Sailor (Kembra Phaler w/Antony/Joseph Arthur/Foetus)
17. Missus McGraw (Angelica Huston w/The Weisberg Strings)
18. The Dreadnought (Iggy Pop & Elegant Too)
19. Then Said the Captain to Me (Two Poems of the Sea) (Mary Margaret O’Hara)

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