Here are songs written, and recorded (or not), before the year 2000. Selections will gradually be added.
Songs from the 1970 GRT label album entitled Beverly Glenn-Copeland
The song on this album were recorded live off the floor in a single take with some of the finest players in the world. Lenny Breau - electric guitar, Jeremy Steig - flute, to name a few. Legends in their time. I look back upon it now and shake my head in wonder.
The first three below are in the order of my personal favourites. And Colour of Anyhow is a favourite of many other folks. Most of the songs are quite melancholy, but then, I was quite young!
1. Color Of Anyhow
2. Ghost House*
3. Complainin' Blues
4. Swords Of Gold*
5. Song From Beads*
6. Cumberland Passing
7. My Old Rag Or The Hysterical Virgin
Music and lyrics: Beverly Glenn-Copeland / * Lyrics: Judith Weiss
Doug Riley: Producer
Lenny Breau: Electric Guitar
Doug Bush: Acoustic Bass (Tracks 5 & 6 & 2nd Bass on Track 8)
Terry Clark: Drums
Beverly Glenn-Copeland: Vocals, Acoustic Guitars - 6 & 12 string
Doug Riley: Organ (Track 3)
Jeremy Steig: Flute
Don Thompson: Acoustic & Electric Bass, Vibes, Percussion
Songs from the 1981 Atlast! mini album
This song, written in 1973, was part of a score I wrote for a movie by Frank Vitale that was to become an underground classic. It was recorded again in 1981 along with three other songs, all produced by Doug Riley for my label, Atlast!
I guess this could be called 'driven'. My mother used to cringe on the occasions when, on one of my infrequent visits home to Philadelphia, I would drive the grand across the living room floor playing it! She preferred gentler music. She was in my corner though!!!
Onward and Upward
The CBC host and icon, the late Peter Gzowski, of CBC's Morningside, played Onward and Upward on Morningside often. during the 90's for which I was very grateful..
Writer and performer of my all time favourite song
'Onward and Upward'".
(the late) Peter Gzwoski , CBC Radio One
Musicians on this album
Jim Tait, Guitar
Jeremy Steig, Flute
Dick Smith, Percussion
Doug Riley, Synthesizer/Organ
Peter Cardinali, Bass
Kevin McKenzie, Drums
Glenn, Piano & Vocals
Doug Riley, Producer