Jun 20, 2020
"THE WRECK OF THE GOOD BOMBA CHARGER" (Live Video, 1981) by Loose Bruce Kerr.
In 1981 I was performing my regular seasonal gig on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands at Sparky's Waterfront Saloon. A boat that moved passengers between the Caribbean islands down there was called the "Bomba Charger," held about 24 or so, pretty bare bones. But it got you there.
I thought I'd contrast the serious subject and tone of Lightfoot's original with a take which involved how boats sometimes had accidents down in the islands...due to insobriety re various substances. This was at a time when weed was rampant among locals, tourists, and saloon workers like me but was illegal and you actually could lose your boat, yacht, ship if contraband was found. Nonetheless, no harm in singing about it (right?)
Enjoy "THE WRECK OF THE GOOD BOMBA CHARGER."
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