Traditional and contemporary folk from the British Isles

BOB & RON COPPER : Traditional Songs from Rottingdean LP FLLP3097

FLLP 3097 copyIn 1963 the English Folk Dance and Song Society released an LP of unaccompanied singing that has had a tremendous influence on the folk song revivals of Britain, Ireland and the United States. The album collected together a number of recordings of Bob and Ron Copper of Rottingdean in Sussex, recordings made by the renowned folksong collector Peter Kennedy during the late 1950s.

The Copper Family can trace their roots in traditional song back at least two hundred years. Their rare southern English harmony is presented at its most outstanding in these classic performances from the 1950s and early ’60s.

To celebrate the centenary of Bob Copper’s birth, Fledg’ling Records in collaboration with the Copper Family and Topic Records are releasing a new CD edition of this seminal album. The package recreates all the original artwork and Bob Copper’s complete sleevenotes (the original EFDSS LP only contained a shortened version of the essay).

To celebrate Record Store Day 2015 on 18th April Fledg’ling Records have re-issued this iconic album as a 12″ vinyl LP. The album is packaged in a front-laminated, flipback sleeve, just like the original, and an illustrated inner bag with Bob Copper’s complete sleevenotes.

track list:
bob and ron1. Two Brethren
2. Month of May
3. Honest Labourer
4. Birds in the Sprin
5. Shepherd in Love
6. Threshing Song
7. Dame Durden
8. Season Round
9. Innocent Hare
10. Lark in the Morning
11. Hard Times of Old England
12. Spencer the Rover
13. Spring Glee
14. Good Ale
15. Babes in the Wood
16. Cupid’s Garden