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Country Music in Australia


Country Music in Australia

  • Published by Centre for Studies in Australian Music — 1996 [AHS07] — 2 CDs
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Country Music in Australia. (AHS 07 - 2CDs) with 64-page booklet. Australia's Country Music heritage from the classic era of Tex Morton, through the travelling shows of the 1960s, the rise of Tamworth in the 1970s, to the country music stars of the early 1990s. Compiled and with booklet by Eric Watson, a country music record producer, scholar, and advocate. In 1975, he helped to develop the country music division of Larrikin Records, Sydney, and in 1978 founded his own label, Selection. His two-volume Country Music in Australia (1976, 1983) is a standard work in the field.

* Tex Morton, Old Boko and Me (1940) and The Bush Christening (1970)
* Buddy Williams, Music in my Pony's Feet (1943) and Wild River (1965)
* Shirley Thoms, Call of the Ranges (1944)
* Smoky Dawson, The Last of the Kellys (1948)
* Gordon Parsons, The Happy Bushman (1946)
* Slim Dusty, Winter Winds (1957) and The End of the Canning Stock Route (1976)
* Dusty Rankin, Where the Murrumbidgee Wends its Way (1948)
* June Holms, Song of Queensland (1942)
* Tim McNamara, Goin' to the Rodeo Today (1948)
* Reg Lindsay, When the Wagon was New (1956)
* The McKean Sisters, Where the Frangipanis Grow (1953)
* Kevin Shegog, The Little Kangaroo (1959)
* The Hawking Brothers, Stockmen in Uniform (1975)
* Rick and Thel, Star of Love (1960)
* Chad Morgan, The Duckinwilla Dance (1955)
* Johnny Ashcroft, Little Boy Lost (1960)
* Trevor Day, Our Milk and Honey Land (1981)
* Brian Young, Black Man Jacky Jacky (1961)
* Barry Thornton, Tambo River Blues (1981)
* Rex Dallas, Old Wallerawang (1974)
* Reg Poole, The Warrumbungle Mare (1980)
* Ted Egan, The Drover's Boy (1982)
* Lindsay Butler, The Waltz of the Willows (1984)
* John Williamson, Mallee Boy (1986)
* Owen Blundell, Walking on the Rooftop of Australia (1984)
* Norma Murphy, River Gums and Mallee Dust (1987)
* Norm Bodkin, Fender Bender; Glenn Jones, Nod and Ride (1984)
* Stan Coster, By a Fire of Gidgee Coal (1979)
* Jean Stafford, I Had a Little Talk with Me (1978)
* Johnny Chester, The World's Greatest Mum (1985)
* Jan Kelly, Married to my Bulldog Mack (1985)
* Deniese Morrison, Now I'm Easy (1986)
* Bullamakanka, Home Among the Gumtrees (1982)
* The Bushwackers, Shoalhaven Man (1989)
* Evelyn Bury, Raining on the Rock (1983)
* Graeme Connors, Let the Canefields Burn (1988)
* Ann Kirkpatrick, Old Aunt Eliza (1976)
* Tony Taunton, The Woolshed Dance (1988)

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