Wednesday, September 20, 2017

John and Mary Kopke "The Ship Mahogany" LP 1982

This album features John and Mary Kopke who, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, were active folksingers based in Warrnambool in Victoria.
The album features a mix of tracks ably performed by this couple with some good vocal and instrumental backing.

The title comes from a self-penned song apparently about a wrecked ship discovered somewhere near Warrnambool. Of course, regulars to the blog will recognise a number of "standards" in this album.

1. The Ship Mahogany
2. Leaving Liverpool
3. Ballad of Cob and Co
4. MTA (Melbourne adaption)
5. Bo The Banjo Man
6. Flash Jack from Gundagai
7. Reedy Lagoon
8. Mary's Choice (trads)
9. Blame it on the Kellys
10. Drovers Dream
11. Ballarat-o
12. Click go the Shears.

Download FLAC version from here 180MB
Download MP3 225-256 VBR version from here 53MB
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  1. Thanks for posting, Paul. Artists previously unknown to me.

  2. There's a lot written about the "Mahogany Ship", worth browsing - it even appears in Gavin Menzies somewhat discredited volume: "1421: The Year China Discovered the World".