Amen Corner is one group who has managed to capture the joy of unstructured play time at school — that midday break known as “Recess“:
“Recess” Amen Corner 1969
This song has particular meaning for me, as I am a PTA parent who is heading up a Recess Committee to improve the quality of the daily playtime experience at my children’s school.
That’s Andy Fairweather–Low, by the way, vocalizing a song he himself did not compose (that would be a gentleman by the surname of Henderson) but one he did, nonetheless, produce, along with (early Kinks/Who producer) Shel Talmy, for the entire 1969 album, Farewell to the Real Magnificent Seven, on which “Recess” appears.
Fun to point out that this song never saw single release, except as the B-side of a 45 released in New Zealand.