2017 Watermelon Slim: Golden boy – Barrett’s Privateers

Nathan sang as part of the men’s group backing up Watermelon Slim for the recording of Barrett’s Privateers on the Golden Boy album.

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From Blues Magazine’s interview with Watermelon Slim:

“MOST OF YOUR SONGS ARE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL, WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO PERFORM AND RECORD YOUR VERSIONS OF ‘BARRETT’S PRIVATEERS’ AND ‘YOU’RE GONNA NEED SOMEBODY ON YOUR BOND’?

— Barrett’s Privateers is the second of the most famous songs written by the late Stan Rogers of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The first of those two songs may be found on my previous CD Bull Goose Rooster. The first of those two songs, Northwest Passage, is widely considered to be the unofficial Canadian national anthem. Stan Rogers was a huge man who wrote songs bigger than himself and died heroically pulling people out of a burning airplane. I have been singing his songs since the 1980s. Rogers’ son, Nathan Rogers, is part of the male choral group that backs me on Barrett’s Privateers. No more solid musical connection could ever be made between Watermelon Slim and the nation of Canada…”

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