A treat today for the choral music fans – the wonderful transcription of a long-lost Brownhills vinyl LP record to MP3 that’s a real part of Brownhills cultural history.
‘Choral Favourites’ by Brownhills Co-Operative Choral Society is the second album of music released by the award wing singers from Brownhills who I’ve covered a great deal on the blog. It has 15 tracks and was released in 1977.
There’s (at the time of posting) a rare chance to buy the first 1971 album on the tat bazaar here.
The transcription is wonderful quality and has been shared with the blog by Brownhills Community Association’s Martin Hughes, a top man and tireless grafter for the community.
It’s difficult to overstate the local importance and musical pedigree of the Co-Operative Choral Society: They won awards up against the UK’s greatest choirs, and featured the noted local choristers George Fullelove and Deryk Langford – the latter still making wonderful music at well over 90 years of age.
This isn’t the first time we’ve celebrated the musical history of Brownhills, which is surprisingly diverse – from Jazz at the Crown in the 1970s, to postwar music festivals and lost venues for nascent monsters of rock.
My thanks to those involved in bringing this music back to a wide audience and to Martin and all at the Community Association who enabled it. I am honoured and proud to host this wonderful thing here.
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You can play each track individually from the embedded player, download it from the link above each player or download the whole set from Dropbox by clicking here.
There’s also a full continuous playlist at the bottom of the post.