CWR of FolkNews Kernow
reviews Short Sharp Shanties Vol. 1 by John Short
No don't cringe, these 18 tracks are instantly likeable. It's party-time here for a gang of great singers, Jim Mageean, Jeff Warner, Keith Kendrick, Jackie Oates, Roger Watson, Sam Lee, and more. What's more there's some backing music that's exactly right. Well done Doug of Wildgoose, this is super! AND it's only Volume 1 (two more to come). What a great fella John Short of Watchet must have been. Grab this one lads (and lassies) and remember Johnny Collings who was supposed to be on it. Best track: Cheerly Man by Barbara Brown.