The Moods of the Sea was written by Jean-Henri Sadot in 1966. Based on his memoirs it is likely that he was remembering the short stay in Trinidad when his Free French ship was crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Africa in 1942 for re-tooling at the Brooklyn Navy yard in New York City. It must have seemed so strange to have seen France fall to the Nazi blitzkrieg and occupation and then to be in such a tranquil place knowing that duty would call him and his shipmates back to the war.
The 8 poem video made from the July 28, 2003 Dream Streets Radio Show has: (1) Iron Hill; (2) Early Roses of 1940; (3) White Clay Creek; (4) The Statue of Liberty; (5) Summertime Sunset; (6) Blizzard; (7) A Little Girl’s Bedtime; and (8) The Moods of the Sea. Vic Sadot, son of the poet, is reading Jean-Henri Sadot poems, or sharing renderings of them into song as he relates the history behind the poems of Jean-Henri Sadot. Steven Leech aka “Even Steven” was one of the founders of a poetry publication that gave a platform for hundreds of writers to be heard and the Dream Streets editorial teams managed to produce regular releases of Dream Streets for decades.
See History of Dream Streets and other archive items in www.dreamstreetsarchive.comVic Sadot is available for bookings and interviews at BroadsideBalladeer@gmail.com
Vic has 4 CD’s available on CD Baby, and numerous videos on YouTube. The most recent CD is Truth Troubadour (2017) – 18 songs sung by Vic Sadot. Featuring Eric Golub, Rob Sadot, Dean A Banks and Rbeast Hunter. https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/vicsadot4
The Official Home Website of Vic Sadot is www.vicsadot.com