A pop video starring retired barge skipper Jimmy Lawrence

Cool Water from Richard Harvey on Vimeo.

Retired barge skipper and Brightlingsea sailmaker, now singer and ukelele player Jimmy Lawrence sings the American popular song Cool Water.

It may seem strange to non-Brits that a song about a bloke and his mule out in the desert should have found its way into the British psyche, but it’s been popular here ever since it reached number 2 in the British pop charts in the mid-1950s.

So I say take a moment to relax, and enjoy the nostalgia and they photography – which seems to have all been shot around the Brightlingsea area and close by. And while you’re at it, read more about the Jimmy L here – he has some fabulous tales to tell.

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