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 this PTA parent who heads up a Recess Committee to improve the quality of the daily playtime experience at his children’s school.
SLIGO CREEK ELEMENTARY RECESS FIELD DEDICATION — May 11, 2019
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.
“Recess” can also be found on a 1969 sampler album of tracks from renegade indie label, Immediate, that bears the wry title, Happy to Be a Part of the Industry of Human Happiness.