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Recitals and Songs

Published by Webmaster on 07/19/2003 (26403 reads)
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Listen To Readings and Songs, by Robert W Service, Hank Snow, Larry Beck, Jean Shepherd, Burgess Meredeth and more!

To hear these files you must have either real player installed or a similar program.

Robert W Service

The Voice of Robert Service. These are home recordings, made in the 1940s and '50s, and are something less than professional quality.

The Spell of the Yukon, a small clip.
The Cremation of Sam McGee
     The Shooting of Dan McGrew,
     Boxer's Wife,
     Distracted Druggist,
     The Centenarian,
     The Three Bares,
     The Receptionist,
     Toilet Seats,

John M Rosenberg

Mr and Mrs John M Rosenberg photographed in period costume

John Rosenberg a talented musician and songwriter has taken several works of Robert and recorded a CD. Two examples of which are availalable to hear from the links below.

Later Than You Think    Masterpiece

To find out more about John and the CD visit his homepage here or email him @

Burgess Meredeth

Dance Hall Girls, 
The Cremation of Sam McGee,
     The Shooting of Dan McGrew,

Larry Beck

 The Ballad of Salvation Bill,
I'm Scared of It All,
     The Ballad of the Iceworm Cocktail,
     The Ballad of the Bad and the Good,
     The Joy of Little Things,
     The Ballad of Bessie's Boil,
     The Law of the Yukon,

Hank Snow

 My Friends,
    The Cremation of Sam McGee,
    The Ballad of Blasphemous Bill,
    The Spell of the Yukon,
    The Ballad of One-Eyed Mike,  The Shooting of Dan McGrew
    The Ballad of Hard Luck Henry,

     ...and a poem often attributed to Service,
The Face on the Barroom Floor,
    By Hugh Antoine d'Arcy.
    Many requests for this one so here it is.

Stuart Hamblin

The Call of the North,
The Lure of Little Voices,
     The Cremation of Sam McGee,
     The Spell of the Yukon,
     The Shooting of Dan McGrew,

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