The only solo recorded gig of “Davey Heyes” a.k.a. Dave Cooper. In 1990 Dave, Sue and son Jake spent a memorable year in Oz. Part of the Commonwealth League for teacher exchange. This live recording is from a gig at Jenny’s Place in Perth. A unique collection of original songs and standards.
The download also includes three other later sound works from me. I hope you enjoy
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Track 1. “Barbara Allen” (Trad Arr. D. Cooper) Learnt at my mother Nellie’s knee.
Track 2. “Brig Fair” V. Williams (Arr. K.Dempsey)
Track 3. “Colour Blind Blues” Apologies to (B.Rose)
Track 4. “Come to The Market” (D.Cooper) A celebration of the market in Freemantle. I asked her and… the “dusky lady” was happy to be so called. Happy times.
Track 5 “Delia” All the friends I ever had are gone. Many versions of this traditional song. I learnt mine from the ever lovely Dereck Brimstone.
Track 6 “She’s Gone” (D.Cooper) My muse. A simple song of loss.
Track 7 “The Man Who Changed His Name” (D.Cooper) A song about a tragic event.
Track 8 Just Like Anything (J.C. Frank) A seminal songwriter and short-time friend.
Track 9 Mrs. McGrath (Trad Arr. D.Cooper) My favourite anti-war song. Wid ya too-ry-are.
Track 10 “Pedlars Pack” (M.Jenkins) A wonderful mysterious song from an unknown poem. Mart changed it and wrote the tune.
Track 11 “Theorem”(D.Cooper) A sound piece featuring my first ever early 90’s Akai S1000 sample of a thunderstorm and voice synth with percussion moving through a phase cycle.
Track 12 “Tribal Rant” (D.Cooper) What ever tourist wants is souvenirs……Sound piece featuring the musical living sounds of Pygmy Peoples.
Track 13 “Vagabond” (D.Cooper) “She knew she’d travel with him like a heart carved in a tree…”
Track 14 “When I Fall” (E. Heyman) Had a number of attempts over the years to try to get my Mac to sing. Many hours of tweaking this one.
Track 15″You’ve Changed” (B. Holiday) In good company here Polly Bolton and Lady Day herself to name just two. I just love the lyric, so well seen.