Fw09754

Shepherd, Jean* - Jean Shepherd Reads Poems of Robert Service

Format: LP
Label: Folkways FL 9754 (USA)
Year: 1975
Origin: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genre: Spoken Word Poetry
Keyword:  Robert Service
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jean-shepherd-reads-poems-of-robert-service/276834229
Playlist: Robert Service

Tracks

Track Name
Introduction to The Ballad of Pious Pete
The Ballad of Pious Pete
Introduction to the Baldness of Chewed Ear
The Baldness of Chewed Ear
Introduction to the Parson's Son
The Parson's Son
Introduction to the Sceptic
The Sceptic
Introduction to the Shooting of Dan McGrew
The Shooting of Dan McGrew
The Cremation of Sam McGee
Introduction to Hard Luck Henry
Hard Luck Henry
Introduction to The Pines
The Pines
Introduction to Ambition
Ambition
Introduction to The Low-Down White
The Low-Down White
Introduction to The Ballad of Blasphemous Bill
The Ballad of Blasphemous Bill

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Robert W. Service (1874–1958), the “Bard of the Yukon,” was one of Canada’s best known and best loved poets. Born and raised in Britain, he moved to Vancouver at age 21 and travelled up and down the western coast of North America. His poems celebrated life in the Pacific Northwest and helped popularize the region among people around the world.

Jean Shepherd (1921–1999) was a humorist and radio host who enjoyed reading Service’s poems aloud on the air. He reads the poems dramatically, and prefaces each poem with a short introduction.

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