Hammer Dulcimer from virtuoso player
JIMMY COOPER - IN CONCERT
FTB CD7 (FTC 6023) NOW ON CD-R
12 medley tracks 38 minutes 1988
This CD-R has been produced from a recording made in the early 1970s in Pimperne Village Hall, Dorset, by Russ Barnes. The recording was not made with such production in mind, but the solo performances by Jimmy have been so well captured that not to share them would be selfish to say the least!.
Many of the tunes will be familiar, and in some cases have been recorded by Jimmy before, on the companion record 'Jimmy Cooper Dulcimer Player' (available as a BackTracks CD with extra tracks). The tunes though warrant a second hearing to appreciate his great skill in playing the hammered dulcimer.
The instrument is heard here to best advantage in a solo context.
First issued on cassette in 1988.