Bryan Chalker - Bryan Chalker

"In 1972, Les Reed asked me to begin selecting material for a new album. I spent a total of two months mulling over old and new material, in an attempt to strike an even balance. Some of the songs I collected in Canada, others came from the recorded works of relatively unknown artists, whilst a few were learned for this album. My sons, Shaun, Darren and Kieran, along with other children, inspired the inclusion of "Cat-fish John", the homely tale of the River Hobo. My wife Sonia long insisted that I learn and record Rex Griffin's compelling composition, "The Last Letter". My own personal choice - (echoes of self-indulgence) - is the old American Civil War ballad "Lorena", which I re-wrote and called "The Soldier's Love Song".

Bryan Chalker 1973.

Credits:- Arranged by Bryan Chalker. Produced by Les Reed. Engineers: Mike Thompson and Roger Ginsley. Recorded at Wessex-Reed Studios. Cover photo by John McKenzie. Re-mastered by Nick Hogarth 2006

  Loving Her Was Easier 
  The Last Letter 
  Family Bible   
  Pack Up Your Sorrows 
  On Susan's Floor 
  Fair & Tender Ladies   
  Catfish John   
  Life Gets Tee-Jus Don't It   
  Remember The Alamo 
  I Still Miss Someone   
  Come Sundown   
  The Soldier's Love Song