Reply Fri 22 May, 2009 01:26 pm
I have found just about all the info available online about the song and various versions and recordings of it...I am really really interested in the actual story behind the song...the REAL history of the wreck of the John B. Supposedly some remains of the ship exist (or existed) in Governor's Harbour in the Bahamas. One source called it a "sponger" and said it sailed between FL and the Bahamas. Also a brief reference to the "folk lore" that what happened to the John B was due to it's name, which sounds identical to "zombie" in the West Indian dialect. Other than that I have very little info. Can anyone help??
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 22 May, 2009 01:34 pm
@tbassmex,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloop_John

wiki
pretty much has the same thing...although I enjoyed learning about how the Beach Boys approached their version of the song
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 22 May, 2009 01:40 pm
coolest version has to be by Johnny Crash

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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 22 May, 2009 04:40 pm
Your link to Wikipedia doesn't work.
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 22 May, 2009 04:51 pm
@Setanta,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloop_John_B
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panzade
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2009 09:04 pm
@Setanta,
oops...and thanks wabbit
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 24 May, 2009 10:44 pm
Alan Dean Foster's Spellsinger series had an episode that featured the song too.
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