(March 17, 2018): Rex Allen – (The Wreck Of The) The Sloop “John B”

From the a-side of the 1951 single, (The Wreck Of The) The John B / The Roving Kind.  One of the many covers of the Bahamian traditional folk song, “The John B. Salis”. The earliest recording, according to Wikipedia, was by the Cleveland Simmons Group as “Histe Up the John B. Sail” in 1935 (even though it was transcribed in 1916). Everyone, of course, knows the Beach Boys cover.  Interestingly, this cover by Rex Allen is not listed on Wikipedia. Rex Allen was the voice behind dozens of Walt Disney films in the 1950s and 1960s.

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