1950 - The Weavers - "(The Wreck of the) John B". 1952 – Blind Blake (Blake Alphonso Higgs) – "John B. Sails". 1958 – The Kingston Trio – "(The Wreck of the) John B". 1959 – Johnny Cash – "I Want To Go Home". 1960 - Bud & Travis - "Sloop John B" (Bud and Travis in Concert 1960). 1960 – Lonnie Donegan – "I Wanna Go Home (Wreck of the John B)". 1960 – Jimmie Rodgers - "Wreck of the John B". 1961 – Jerry Butler. 1966 – The Beach Boys - "Sloop John B" (Pet Sounds). 1966 - The Merrymen featuring Emile Straker - "Wreck of the John B" (Caribbean Treasure Chest). 1966 – Cornelis Vreeswijk and Ann-Louise Hansson - "Jag hade en gång en båt" ("Once I Had A Boat"). 1966 - The Ventures - "Sloop John B". 1967 - Gary Lewis & The Playboys - Down on the Sloop John B. 1970s. 1970 – Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed - "Wreck of the John B" on album Me & Jerry.
Watch the video for (The Wreck Of The) John B from The Weavers's The Weavers for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. The Weavers were an American folk music quartet based in the Greenwich Village area of New York City. The Weavers were formed in November 1948 by Ronnie Gilbert, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays and Fred Hellerman. View full artist profile.
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Sandburg's version of "The John B. Sails" is the one most often recorded. It is perhaps from the remarks by the McCutcheons, which Sandburg attached to the song, that a frequent title-"Wreck of the John B"-is derived, since no lyrics report a wreck. Alan Lomax included the song in his 1935 collection, Deep River of Song, as "Histe Up The John B Sail"; sung by the Cleveland Simmons Group, Old Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas, July 1935.
Lyrics to Wreck of the John B by The Weavers from the Greatest Hits album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more! . They sang traditional folk songs from around the world, as well as blues, gospel music, children's songs, labor songs, and American ballads, and sold millions of records at the height of their popularity. Their hard-driving string-band style inspired the commercial "folk boom" that followed them in the 1950s and 1960s, including such performing groups as The Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul, and Mary.
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