Monday, January 05, 2009

A Song For Every Season - Part One

Tater Beer Night (Leader LEA 4046)
The Copper Family



This is the first part of a four album set released in 1971. The other parts will follow at roughly 1 week intervals (or when I get round to doing them).

The songs were recorded at Bob Copper's home in Peacehaven by Bill Leader. Interspersed with the songs is a commentary by Bob telling the story of the family and of farm life in rural Sussex. The family on this particular recording consists of Bob Copper, his Cousin Ron Copper, Bob's son John and daughter Jill.

The recordings were originally released to accompany Bob's book of the same name - s/h copies can usually be found on Amazon. A companion album to this 'Songs and Southern Breezes' featuring songs collected in Sussex by Bob in the 1950s can be found on Gonzo's site. Again the book to accompany that recording can often be found on Amazon.

Side A
1. Dame Durden
2. By The Green Grove
3. All You Boys The Go A-Courting
4. Spencer The Rover
5. Charming Molly
6. Sweep Chimney Sweep
7. Rose Of Allendale

Side B
1. Pleasant Month Of May
2. When Spring Comes On
3. Spotted Cow
4. Wop She 'ad It-io
5. A Week Before Easter
6. Brisk And Lively Lad

Still to come:
Black Ram (LEA 4047)
Hollerin' Pot (LEA 4048)
Turn O' The Year (LEA 4049)

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I've included the artwork in a separate file so it only needs to be downloaded once for all four records. Also included is the 16 page booklet which accompanied the album.

10 Comments:

Blogger Private Beach said...

Thanks very much for this. I have a personal as well as musical interest in this, because my grandparents are buried in Rottingdean churchyard, close to several generations of the Copper family.

05 January, 2009 13:12  
OpenID freebornman said...

Thanks a lot!

05 January, 2009 21:12  
Blogger graaf24 said...

YES, VERY VERY NICE POST!
Thanks a lot.

Graaf

06 January, 2009 03:24  
Blogger gd said...

thanks so much for this. this is great simple music. eagerly awaiting the next 3 volumes.

07 January, 2009 04:43  
Blogger reynardine said...

Part two has been recorded - I will be starting the clean-up sometime tomorrow - hope to post it before the weekend.

07 January, 2009 22:05  
Blogger Innocent Bystander said...

Thanks for all your hard work polishing these coppers!

07 January, 2009 23:51  
Blogger kelvin1234 said...

Thank you, excellent!!!

08 January, 2009 20:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of those albums that I never got to own. Many thanks for this

12 January, 2009 07:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody have the lihk for this part of A song for every Season? Please.

26 July, 2009 22:08  
Blogger Addison said...

This is so STUPID!!!!! any way check my blog at its called songforeveryseason.blogspot.com

28 January, 2010 04:19  

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