I know of Spider John Koerner, have heard of him going back tot he late 60's. This rendition of "Santy Anno" is pretty awful, bearing no connection to the origins of the shanty. Odetta's is a fine version; there ar some that come close to enjoyable. This one does not.
Regarding the German version, I might point out it keeps somewhat close to the Kingston version, but being electrified, one would expect the instruments to pound as they do. As a production number, the motorized camera, the deck effects, the vapor and back-lighting come across extremely well. It's a driven song for an electrical age.