Bear Tamer On Holiday

by Blackwater Jukebox

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Bear Tamer On Holiday

Adapted from “Incantations & Spell Songs of the Netotsi” by F.H. La Rage (1886)

BEAR TAMER ON HOLIDAY

An original popular melody of the Transylvanian Tent Gypsies.

HIGH OR LOW

An ancient breakup song. Variations are known throughout the Bukovinian Carpathians and adjoining river bottoms.

MUCHACHA MALA

Origin unknown.

SHADOW ARMY

An 18th century verbunkos - or military recruiting song - from Wallachia. Legend holds this was the melody the Pied Piper used to lure the rats from Hamelin - and when they would not pay, their children.

THE DEVOURING

Discovered on an unlabeled field recording in the archives of the Reichsmusikkammer.

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released May 9, 2017

Leif Bunting – bass
Heather Cano – bassoon, background vocals
Scott Keil – drums, percussion
Geordie McElroy – banjo, organ, vocals
Jonathan Soucy – electric guitar

Recorded & Mixed by Jonathan Soucy @ Electroman Studios
Mastered by Tim Sturges

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