The Gam: More Songs the Whalemen Sang
Edited by Gale Huntington. 200 songs; 428 pages.
This long-awaited sequel to Gale Huntington's classic collection, Songs the Whalemen Sang, assembles 200 songs from whalemen's journals, log books, and popular music of the whaling era: whaling songs, sea songs, traditional ballads, popular songs, gospel songs, and a couple of fiddle tunes, nearly all accompanied by musical notation. It represents the culmination of Huntington's career as a collector, historian, writer and musician.