Various Artists

Real Bahamas, Vol. 1-2

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The Real Bahamas, Vol. 1-2 combines the entirety of the two original albums on one compact disc. These records document the traditional songs from the Bahamas, as performed by guitarist/vocalist Joseph Spence, Frederick McQueen, Shelton Swain and Tweedie Gibson, among several others. These two records were responsible for introducing Bahamian folk to many people in the Western world -- the Grateful Dead covered "I Bid You Goodnight" shortly after hearing this record -- and they retain their power and importance several decades after release.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:54
2
2:08
3
0:53
4
2:18
5
2:18
6
1:33
7
2:24
8 3:12
9
1:40
10
1:28
11
4:01
12 2:39
13 1:42
14
4:15
15 1:21
16 2:48 Amazon
17
3:54
18
1:56
19
3:03
20
1:42
21
2:34
22
1:37
23
2:37
24
3:21
25 2:37
26
2:13
27
1:57
28
6:00
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